While some agencies are adopting IoT technologies, concerns about privacy linger, reports FedScoop.

As an example, Drew cited a pilot the VA is conducting to better manage the care of patients who have sleep apnea — a disorder which causes them to momentarily stop breathing and wake-up periodically during the night. Patients use a sleep apnea oxygen mask, which, in the pilot program, electronically notifies a physician when their breathing stops during the night and, via text, prompts patients to set up a follow-up appointment, if the episode is severe enough to warrant it.