101 Things To Do With A Mobile Phone In Healthcare
1. Introduction – The Tipping Point
2. Engaging The Mobile Telecoms Industry
3. Large IT Vendors and Wireless eHealth
4. New Outlets For eHealth
5. Outsourcing Mobilised eHealth
6. PACS – Getting The Picture At Last
7. Wearable Wireless eHealth
8. Wireless Tagging
9. SMS – Keeping The Appointment
10. Understanding The New eHealth Model
11. The 101 Applications
12. door stopOnce discrete data is digitized, the sky is the limit to what can be achieved. The mobile phones of today have the power of computer of just a few years ago. There are now more cell phones in the world than TVs. I hate to use this overuse word ubiquitous, but in this case it is true.Smartphones will be the norm in a few years replacing “dumb” phone. These phones will also be replacement for many laptops. Think about what the majority of people us a computer for; email, social media, check for travel deals. Wallmart is currently selling an Android powered HTC Smartphone for $39.00. This provides health care with the tools and opportunity to provide cheaper systems to deliver everything from health monitoring to assistance with compliance. An organization is currently providing patients in Africa with donated cell phone to deliver medication compliance reminders to patients via Text messages.I foresee Smartphone collecting data from body sensors and forwarding them to their caregiver or a service to provide Just-In-Time diagnostics.This is an exciting time, It reminds me of the first days of the Internet explosion in the mid ninety. Yes, there will be some false starts and many failure but the end result will be better care.Jeff Brandtwww.comsi.com
You are completely right Jeff. Smartphones are absolute “game changers” (My turn to use an overused term). I remember how wonderful it was to download patient’s blood glucose values from a meter into diabetes management software once every 2-3 weeks for patients with gestational diabetes. The current low price point and high penetration of digital devices makes that seem archaic. I envision patients empowered to share even more health data with physicians and like-minded patients to enhance their therapeutic results.True, there will be a weeding out process with companies and devices. (Similar to what we have discussed regarding EMRs), but I am hopeful that in the end patients and clinicians will reap enormous benefits from new technology.
This is true! We also see patients becoming more and more empowered everyday. In fact, we are actually doing a study on this topic. Please feel free to participate in our employer/employee benefit survey. We’d like to evaluate a new eHealth service that increases medication compliance and reduces health care costs: http://prezi.com/aczumr7juguj/.*It's a Prezi (really fun!) it’s best viewed full screen and clicked through at your own pace.Please contact me if you have any questions or comments!Thank you, Alex Bettencourthttp://www.rememberitnow.com
Alex, look good. Our company make a mobile PHR for the iPhone and Android. We also have Text message reminders.I also like the prezi presentation. simple and effective.Jeff Brandtwww.comsi.com
Great Presi Alex… thx for the comment
Thanks for the feedback everyone! very much appreciated 🙂
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