Recently in mHealth Category
Great read about the expanding the use of
technology in the health care.
This needs to happen!
Check out this intresting report by the Brookings (@BrookingsInst) on how:
"1. Mobile devices offer the potential to improve affordability of health care by lowering disparities based on geography and income. Policymakers should encourage the use and adoption of cellphones, martphones,
2. Public officials should reimburse health providers who offer consultations, diagnoses, and treatment through remote monitoring devices and other types of mobile technologies;
3. Mobile phones aid the patient experience by providing a means to deliver medical reminders and diagnostic information to patients and physicians. Reminders via text messages or mobile phones can encourage patients to take medication at the suggested time and dosage, and this will improve the quality of patient care;
4. mHealth helps policymakers by encouraging better health data collection and analysis. Figuring out what works and doesn't work is one of the biggest challenges in health care."
Interesting read on the issues pushing mHealth growth.
Will people use it?
Check out this interesting article on that question.
Check it out:
"mHealth is the use of mobile information and communication technologies for improving health. It can be used for a wide range of purposes, including health promotion and illness prevention, health care delivery, training and supervision, electronic payments, and information systems. Many believe that it has the potential to shift the paradigm on when, where, how and by whom health services are provided and accessed.
But mHealth is a young field and much of the evidence on "what works" is still emerging. Even the evidence that exists can sometimes be difficult to find."