From medical records to insurance forms to prescription services, the healthcare business is a networked environment – allowing patient information to be shared and managed by a variety of parties and from a number of endpoints, each with their own level of security for protecting that information.
Networking is magnified tenfold by the introduction of the?Internet of Things?(IoT) to Healthcare, as the number of connected devices and the tremendous amount of data they collect increases substantially. Numerous IoT applications in healthcare, from remote monitoring to smart sensors and medical device integration, have the potential to not only keep patients safe and healthy, but to improve how physicians deliver care as well. But there is the question of how to keep all of that data secure, especially if it is being exchanged with other devices.