Feb 17 2017

VMware collaboration will focus initially on IoT in healthcare

New solution aims to boost medical device use efficiency.

A healthcare-specific internet-of-things solution will be among the first offerings made available to provider organizations stemming from a recently announced partnership between VMware and VizExplorer.

The solution will provide real-time analytics and reporting to monitor medical staff productivity according to a press release. It also will help to improve efficiency regarding use of medical devices.

“A key component to making this initiative successful is the ability to execute in a medical environment with customized infrastructure management tools,” Todd Pawlicki, Ph.D., of the University of California, San Diego, says in a statement about the solution.

Companies increasingly are pouring time and money into IoT efforts with hopes of a big payoff. IBM’s Watson Group, for instance, just opened a $200 million IoT headquarters in Munich, Germany, reports VentureBeat. What’s more, IBM, along with AT&T, Nokia, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic, recently formed an alliance to research and inform business leaders about the best ways to secure the IoT ecosystem.

According to a June 2016 report, the global IoT market in healthcare is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 37 percent through 2020.