In order for connected care to truly reach its potential and develop further, healthcare must break out of its silos. Instead of clinicians, healthcare organizations, insurers, and industry providers keeping the patient’s data in their own ecosystems, all of that information will be more useful if it was all collected, organized and access through one central system.
But would this work for all devices? For example, what does data collected from a toothbrush have to do with blood work? Maybe not too much at first glance, but there’s more and more evidence connecting oral health to overall health, and if these two sets of data are combined with information from other devices that are tracking other parts of the body, medical professionals can connect the dots and paint a more complete picture.
The solution may be a deceivingly familiar one – a cloud platform. However, this will need to be a specially designed network, built from the ground up to meet the unique needs of the medical industry. By building a regulated, secure and HIPAA compliant medical system, we can finally have a single infrastructure, fed by data through all connected devices, that has everything a medical professional needs, instantly wherever they are.