The IoMT market is exploding with millions of new devices and creating both economic boom and promise for improved patient care. According to Nexeon there are 3.7 million connected medical devices in use (as of February 2017) and Allied Research has estimated the IoT healthcare market will reach $136.8 billion by 2021.
The data currently generated from these devices could deliver much promise in advancing the future of medicine and clinical research. The explosive growth of this market has brought upon greater demand for more robust and secure devices that can deliver data interoperability, security and trust. The current vulnerabilities of these devices require vested stakeholders – health professionals, regulators, sensor developers, software developers, device manufacturers – to take critical action in exploring frameworks for technical standards and/or policy guidelines to address these critical concerns.
If these critical issues can be resolved, then the ability to tap this well of highly valuable data can be realized for multitude of different applications including but not limited to: advancing clinical research, precision medicine, patient recruitment and engagement for clinical trials, faster and precise diagnostics, and more. To achieve this, we need you to be part of this Workshop, the initiative and the motivated group of professionals who believe that the interoperability of smart/medical devices can be better utilized to help advance the future of medicine.
This is not just a one-time Workshop. The workshop (Day 1) is a key facilitator in presenting the challenges and opportunities to the relevant stakeholders to engage in developing a framework for tech standards and policy recommendations (Day 2) to “smartly” share, protect and utilize patient device data in advancing the future of medicine.