HIMSSCast: Common pitfalls of healthcare connectivity and what to do about them

Telehealth relies on reliable, secure connectivity — and that's not something we can take for granted.
By Healthcare IT News
09:24 AM
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Telehealth is here to stay, and it's dramatically changing the healthcare landscape. But can be no telehealth, no virtual visits, and no remote patient monitoring without reliable, secure connectivity – and that's not something to take for granted.

On today's HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock talks to Kajeet's Director of Strategy, Dominic Marcellino, about some of the different roadblocks to secure, reliable connectivity and how to approach tackling them. 

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Talking points:

  • Dominic’s journey to Kajeet and healthcare IoT.
  • Common healthcare connectivity pitfalls.
  • Connectivity in the consumer world vs the enterprise world.
  • The importance of patient and provider user experience.
  • What to do when patients lack necessary connectivity infrastructure?
  • The current state of health data interoperability.
  • A lot of things have to line up for remote monitoring to work well.
  • Making health data not just readable, but useful.
  • How to maintain security in IoT connectivity.
  • The relationship between security and HIPAA-compliance.
  • Dominic’s advice for providers.

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