DELIVERING ON THE PROMISE OF WIRELESSLY ENABLED DIGITAL HEALTH AND THE INTERNET OF HEALTH (IOH); WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY ISSUES, RISKS, TECHNOLOGIES AND PRACTICAL ADVICE

Wireless medical systems have unique hazards and risks that need to be addressed in the concept, design, testing, and operation phases. These are especially important to consider and address in medical device systems where serious injury or death can occur related to the failure, disruption, or loss of information via wireless transmissions. This session is focused on these issues with information about the technology trends, design and regulatory considerations, and practical advice that includes how to deal with the risks related to important aspects such as wireless coexistence and security. The session includes a survey of the trends for wireless medical devices over the last 20 years, information about the most widely used wireless technologies, considerations for digital health and the IoH (Internet of Health) and practical information that can help take the research concepts through some of the hurdles that lead to fruition and into deployment.
Phil Raymond, Director, Wireless Competency Center, Philips Healthcare