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Perspective: CEMA IoT Market Highlights 2016: IoT Soon to Become Mainstream in GCC Healthcare

Perspective: CEMA IoT Market Highlights 2016: IoT Soon to Become Mainstream in GCC Healthcare

This IDC Health Insights Perspective discusses the current adoption trends and future prospects for Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within the healthcare systems of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The study is based on IDC's ongoing qualitative and quantitative research in the region, and utilizes the results of a recent survey of GCC hospitals conducted by IDC Health Insights.

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In This Perspective
GCC Healthcare Systems in Transition
At the Forefront of ICT Innovation
Market Definition
The Internet of (Healthcare) Things in the GCC
IoT Investments Are Growing Rapidly in GCC Healthcare
IoT More Widespread in Hospital Settings: Nearly Half of GCC Hospitals Currently Using Some Type of IoT-Enabled Solutions
IoT Not Always Recognized as Such
Supporting Care Administration
IoT No Longer Novel for Tracking People and Assets at GCC Hospitals
The Internet of People: Patient and Staff Identification and Tracking
The Internet of Medical Things: Hospital Asset Tracking and Inventory Management
Supporting Care Delivery
Inpatient Care
Home Monitoring of Patients
Supporting Healthy Lifestyles and Primary Prevention
Personal Wellness Wearables Gaining Wider Popularity
Problems with Data Quality, Security, and Battery Life Inhibiting the Wearables Segment
It Is All About the Ultimate Value of Data
IoT as an Accelerator of Innovation on the 3rd Platform: Convergence of Mobile, Big Data, Social Media, and Sensors
Security Is the Key Concern
Beyond Security and Data Privacy
The Question Is "How" Rather Than "Why"
A Note on the Study Methodology
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