The Internet of Things promises the ability to monitor multiple physiological functions of humans outside of the hospital — continuously, accurately, conveniently, economically, and on a large scale. This presentation will discuss several factors that will influence how and when this vision can be achieved, including:
(1) Questions about the benefits (and harms) of IoT data, from both a clinical outcomes perspective and a cost-effectiveness perspective,
(2) The effect of governmental regulation on sensors, connections, and analytics, and, from this, the bounds of non-regulated consumer healthcare, and
(3) Questions of who pays for such services in healthcare, and how physicians are compensated to look at IoT data.
Dr. John Sotos
Worldwide Medical Director at Intel
Dr. John Sotos, is the Worldwide Medical Director at Intel. Although trained as a transplantation cardiologist, Dr. Sotos’ career has largely concentrated on the interfaces of medicine – with computers, history, and television. With a masters degree in computer science/artificial intelligence from Stanford, Dr. Sotos was Chief Medical Engineer at Healtheon-WebMD, Principal Scientist at DNA Sciences, a co-founder of Expertscape.com, and is an inventor on several issued patents. He has written three books, including Zebra Cards: An Aid to Obscure Diagnosis, which led to a six-season consulting role on House, MD during its run as the world’s most popular television series. He has since consulted formally and informally on more than a dozen television series. His two books on the medical history of Abraham Lincoln, The Physical Lincoln and The Physical Lincoln Sourcebook, propose that Lincoln had the rare genetic cancer syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2B. A forthcoming book examines Mary Todd Lincoln’s medical history. Dr. Sotos has an M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins, where he also performed all of his clinical training, and was for years an adjunct professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. His bachelors degrees are from Dartmouth College in chemistry and in mathematics. For thirty years he has been a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard.
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