The state of connected health care

Communicators are behind stories emanating from many areas of medical care, from glucose pumps and pacemakers to data breaches and wellness programs. Here’s what may lie ahead.


Safety and security are the challenges of today’s connected devices. The extra functionality of technology brings greater risks of malfunctions, mistakes and hacks.

This infographic showcases how devices used for diagnostics and therapeutic purposes can wreak havoc for health care providers and consumers.

 

 

Think about how the following could affect PR and marketing in your organization:

  • Data stored on wearable devices can be shared on three levels: users, services and networks. The risk of breaches increases as each new layer of connectivity is added.
  • Medical devices connected to the internet could generate software security issues.
  • Bugs in new or existing software can result in monitoring errors that ultimately affect a patient’s care plan.

Take a look at the infographic. Are communicators prepared for the future of connected health care?

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