You can add internet connectivity to older devices if you do your homework and follow certain guidelines, reports Medical Design & Outsourcing

Many medtech companies require their devices to be connected to the internet. Connectivity can be added to the thousands of pre-existing devices in the field. Here are some guidelines to help you succeed.

Hospitals using your equipment may hesitate to allow modifications for fear of taking on additional work and adding to their risk of cybersecurity threats. After all, they are operating within the confines of established clinical protocols, strict IT requirements, and overloaded clinical staff.

To succeed and demonstrate the real value of connectivity, show how their real unmet needs can be addressed using data and strive to seamlessly integrate these upgrades into the clinical environment.

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