According to the IDC IoT Global Survey 2019, European healthcare organisations see both security concerns and opportunities in the implementation of IoT projects. Internet of Things solutions in the healthcare environment can be easily used to secure environments, patients and workers within a complex, often big healthcare setting. Some examples include GPS location tracking of inventory and medical equipment, health facility security, fall detection sensors, gas, fire or flood sensors, etc.

However, IoT also poses security challenges mostly due to the high level of vulnerability of connected devices which makes them weak links of the security chain infrastructure, facilitating hackers’ access to a hospital data system and to highly sensitive information just by getting into a single device.

Source: Technology can save or kill you: Internet of Things security in European healthcare, IDC Health Insights 2019