There are a lot of articles available discussing the potential that the Internet of Things can bring to both consumers and companies. In this article, I’d like to discuss how the healthcare industry specifically stands to gain from the Internet of Things, looking specifically at healthcare payers and providers.
Healthcare insurance companies, similar to insurance companies in most other sectors, stand to reap the most benefit from the data aggregation and analytics that IoT can help provide. Understanding whether a patient is engaging in high or low-risk behavior requires understanding what the risks are. Having large amounts of data to analyze and report on would allow insurance companies to understand in finer detail what risk factors there are and what behaviors increase or decrease that risk, adjusting policies accordingly.
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