By Santhosh Nair
Devices are becoming more intelligent and controlling more and more aspects of patient care, clinical diagnostics, and hospital administration. And they are interacting not just with people—expanding our ability to communicate and share information—but also with each other. They control systems that literally keep people alive. Machine-to-machine (M2M) interaction, delivered by ever-smaller, ever-smarter components, allows for new levels of “situational awareness” and analytics, revolutionizing medical practices.