Stan Arnaud: How ‘Internet of Things’ could help improve the NHS

13/03/2020 - 09:40

Trials are being launched to explore how NHS Highland can cut costs and improve efficiency by using the “Internet of Things” (IoT) across the huge area it serves.

Tracking movements of expensive equipment and predicting vital maintenance before machines break down are among areas being considered for the tests of the technology, which allows hardware devices to connect remotely to the internet and transfer data between appliances.

A “testbed” for the project, which will focus on non-clinical IoT uses, has been set up at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, with others to follow in the coming months at Oban, Fort William and Wick.