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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Prediction: Mobile Solutions Will Impact Healthcare

Two different sources, one point of view -- that mobile is going to continue to play a larger role in our lives (including our healthcare).

First, from the Pew Internet & American Life Project report. Among expert respondents, 77% mostly agreed that in 2020, the phone (with significantly enhanced computer power) is expected to become the primary connection tool to the internet.

Second, from a health industry conference on the role of mobility and mobile solutions in the health industry. All speakers agreed that as it relates to the cell phone, we are only now beginning to uncover its full potential:

• in the management of chronic diseases
• as a tool for accessing timely information
• as an essential device for capturing information
• as a way to collaborate across time and distance
• as a means to interact in new ways with patients
• and as a platform for education and entertainment.

Yet all acknowledged that we have barely scratched the surface on the ways these devices and mobile solutions will play out in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Hi

    Very excited about this, launching a selfsustaining organisation to support those who manage chronic illness, and will leverage of mobile solution!

    thanks for the post.