OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING IoT TECHNOLOGIES AT SCALE AT HEALTHCARE PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS

Innovation in healthcare is complex. Fortunately, there are many opportunities to innovate. But, those opportunities are often tempered with the reality that healthcare is an environment rich of latent trials and tribulations for newcomers and the well-informed alike. Delivering innovation, and its adoption, presents obstacles. Along with all the “typical” challenges associated with product or systems development, healthcare can pose additional layers of complications not encountered in other settings or industries. One such complication is that healthcare is a broad term; one which incorporates and/or touches many specialties, sub-specialties, regulations, standards and industries. Innovating in healthcare, particularly at-scale, nearly always requires absolute dedication to a clear objective. To grow from concept to adoption (with sustainable operations) requires focus and perseverance – nearly to a fault. Organizations need to evaluate the potential benefits of unrelenting tangential opportunities versus a near-obsessive focus on their vision. It is a dichotomy of sort, extreme focus in a vast and sometimes poorly defined technological landscape. This presentation will discuss the challenges encountered by healthcare delivery organizations, and providers, when adopting technology and related process changes. Attendees will gain insight into hospital operations, resources, general patient care needs and other useful information they can then impart to their products, and/or implementation processes, as the Internet of Medical Things comes of age.
Luis Melendez, Principal, Melendez Consulting