The story questions why so little conclusive data exists to support the effectiveness of mHealth technology. This is despite an explosion in mHealth development (20,000+ apps in the iTunes App Store), and exponential growth in consumer adoption (500 million users by 2015). Continue reading
Each September marks the end of summer vacation and the start of a new school year. For me, September also marks the unofficial start of the health care conference season. My colleagues and I attend several Medicaid-focused conferences each year, representing Ideomed and Abriiz.
No technology has ever been adopted as fast as the smartphone – ever. Consumers have embraced these devices faster than the automobile, electricity, personal computers, and even the internet. In less than a decade, more than half of U.S. mobile phone customers have made the transition to smartphones. And as we know, these devices are far more than phones; they are constantly connected computers stuffed with sensors that fit in a pocket or purse.Even in a pocket or purse, these miraculous devices have the potential to provide better access to health care and help us live healthier lives. Leaders in the mobile health industry are also asking how can they help improve patient outcomes and lead to happier caregivers? How will mobile technology allow people to live at home longer and with greater dignity as they age? Continue reading