HIMSS19 Takeaway: Interoperability is Key to Creating Exceptional Patient Experiences

by Chris Wiegand on 2/21/19 2:26 PM

Last week, I was present as HIMSS19 took over Orlando with thousands of healthcare providers and technology professionals converging to discuss innovation and emerging technologies in healthcare. The excitement around the newly unveiled information blocking rule has increased the push for vendor interoperability and while the healthcare industry is certainly rife with legacy technology, sensitive data, and bureaucracy, it is on the precipice of monumental change. In recent years, we’ve seen hospitals and healthcare facilities taking small steps towards holistic digital healthcare delivery, and after such an exciting week at HIMSS19, I expect we’re going to see them take bigger strides towards a healthcare landscape which has fully embraced innovation and is well on its way to harnessing the power of the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Mapping the Year Ahead: IoT and IPIN Predictions for 2019

by Chris Wiegand on 1/23/19 10:27 AM

The post "Mapping the Year Ahead: IoT and IPIN Predictions for 2019" appeared first on DirectionsMag.

"Over the past few years, the stage has been set for greater implementation of IoT projects across various industries and use cases. In 2019, we can expect that the availability and access to location services will expand beyond individual sites to a larger scale as we look forward to wider enterprise adoption. I also anticipate that in the coming year buildings will get smarter, both by initial design and through retrofitting and adaptation, and that there will be some prescient changes in the indoor mapping and positioning technology provider landscape."

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How Indoor mapping is going to change lives in 2019

by Chris Wiegand on 1/14/19 7:58 PM

The post How Indoor mapping is going to change lives in 2019 appeared first on GeoAwesomeness.

Take a moment to think about everything that we’ve come to expect from our experiences outdoors. Our base expectations include things like efficient, intelligent navigation to our destinations and real-time location information about those journeys using apps like Waze. We expect to be able to order food at any time of day or night, then watch it travel from the restaurant to our house on our phones using various delivery apps with asset tracking.

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The Importance of Moving to a Place-Centric IoT Approach

by Chris Wiegand on 1/8/19 9:25 AM

Many Internet of Things (IoT) journeys begin by sending data from devices to the cloud, and eventually expand to incorporate the ability to send commands back to those devices. Whilst this is often the most traveled path in IoT adoption for companies, this type of device-centric approach can wind up limiting the scope and scalability of IoT projects. When setting out on the IoT journey, it is imperative to embrace the kinds of technology architectures that lay the foundation for future innovation and won’t hinder your growth in the future.

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The “Next-Gen” shopping experience will rely on a solid data foundation

by Chris Wiegand on 5/31/18 9:20 AM

The post The “Next-Gen” shopping experience will rely on a solid data foundation appeared first on IBM Internet of Things blog.

Retail has endured a turbulent time. The past decades have seen a painful shift from traditional brick-and-mortar to the online shopping experience. Driven in no small extent by a desire for instant gratification; tech-native Millennials have demanded personalization, speed, and frictionless online shopping experiences. And while this has fueled innovation and the development of mobile, web and IoT technologies, it has also seen the closure of retail stores and malls dominate the headlines.

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