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How Mobile Devices Reshape Patient Care

Will a glorified pedometer change the way America does healthcare? And what is "mHealth," anyway? Five experts speak.

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David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
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12/2/2013 | 10:41:23 AM
Re: Healthcare and mobility
Do you find doctors to be interested in or skeptical of the transformational opportunities of mobile tech? How many of them are even paying attention to this trend?
User Rank: Apprentice
11/29/2013 | 10:07:04 PM
Devices enhancing relationships are critical
When mobile and remote monitoring devices go beyond simply tracking, and enter the realm of enhancing communication and relationships with care providers - this is when they truly succeed.  It's known that simply by monitoring health and conditions, users or patients take better care of themselves.  When they can use software and devices to connect with their care provider, as we do with our dental remote monitoring platform, the provider becomes more important through easier access to their knowledge.  Builds loyalty, comfort and connection.  Things that are challenging with changes in patient care.
Muthu LeesaJ889
Muthu LeesaJ889,
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11/28/2013 | 7:36:37 AM
Healthcare and mobility
Mobility can help healthcare providers manage the transformation and create new opportunities. With the focus moving away from the "pay-for-service" to "pay-for-performance" model, practitioners should leverage technology to enhance hospital processes, support better patient care, reduce readmission, and improve collaboration and communication with doctors, patients, and peers. Read how healthcare could tap the true potential of mobility:
David F. Carr
David F. Carr,
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11/27/2013 | 3:28:56 PM
Re: "Big" Data
I'd be glad to buy any device that will do the exercise for me.
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11/26/2013 | 7:42:12 PM
"Big" Data
I can see how a clinician might find heart rate data and blood pressure data, both measured against time, to be very useful, especially when combined with other parameters that these devices might measure and present. There might be any number of physical parameters that, when measured in real-time, recorded and compared, might prove to be invaluable. But I don't se how this would matter to basic fitness. For that, you need 25 minutes of cardio 3X a week, and no machine can do that for you.
Thomas Claburn
Thomas Claburn,
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11/26/2013 | 12:53:52 PM
I'm skeptical that social pressure matters with regard to fitness and health. As a gamer and someone who exercises often, I have zero interest in integrating physical activity with a device or making that experience social. That's just another electronic chore.

If mobile devies are to matter for fitness, they have to be mostly automated and have to produce meaningful results.
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