Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)

I was reading an article on SHRM today (Oregon Enacts First Statewide Predictable Scheduling Law) that I felt compelled to share on LinkedIn. After posting, I discovered an article suggestion from Forbes, Top 5 Reasons Why Every Healthcare Company Should Invest in Blockchain that had a new term I wasn’t aware of, Internet of Medical Things (IoMT). I read a lot of daily blogs and news articles, anything related to Big Data, Analytics, Healthcare, HR, and technology but learned today that this term is not new, some evidence shows it on Google search dating back to 2014.

I found the following definition of IoMT at

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is the collection of medical devices and applications that connect to healthcare IT systems through online computer networks. Medical devices equipped with Wi-Fi allow the machine-to-machine communication that is the basis of IoMT. IoMT devices link to cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, on which captured data can be stored and analyzed. IoMT is also known as healthcare IoT.

I have questions about HIPAA, security, the vast quantity of data being collected, who owns it, and how it is being analyzed and used. Fascinating.




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