Smart cities and the Internet of Things (IoT) have transformed the way we manage, think about and interact with our urban environments. Applying this same logic and approach to the delivery of local health and social services is vital if we’re to continue offering a sustainable service.

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is set to play a huge role in making this a reality, given current and future challenges. In fact, the evolution of such technology for medical purposes couldn’t have come at a better time.

With the evolution of the IoMT, healthcare services will come to act as huge repositories of data, which local government will one day be able to both utilise and feed into to provide better and more strategic care

It’s estimated that there are already 3.7 million connected medical devices and systems in play today. This gives an indication of how much healthcare services will become reliant on technology.