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The push toward utilizing IoT

12:50 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | TriMed Media Group

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The “internet of things” (IoT) is the bright future of connected technology, yet remains underutilized by healthcare organizations. In a preview of a Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) conference presentation by Paul Perry, director of Warren Averett security services, IoT is highlighted for its benefits with connected health.

In one specific example, Perry explains how IoT was used to solve the mystery of the sick nurses. When nurses began taking additional sick days, patient satisfaction scores were dropping due to the use of fill-in nurses. When analyzing the connected technology within hand sanitizer stations, it was discovered the nurses were slacking on hand hygiene and getting sick more often.

“Because everything’s connected and everything’s tracking everything we’re doing, we should be able to use that data, analyze it and figure out why certain scenarios are occurring,” said Perry.

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