Healthcare organizations need to plan for security in the transmission, storage, and use of potentially massive amounts and new kinds of data that devices such as Google Glass will create, and that includes educating patients that data thieves may be lurking behind free health applications.
Mobile health clinics enable underserved patients to access and consult with specialists at the University of Miami Health System. Participants are hoping the effort will tap IT to "transform care in an organized way."
Has mHealth reached its tipping point? Speakers at the World Congress on mHealth and Telehealth suggest that indeed it has, and that a new paradigm is emerging in which doctors will "do what they should on mobile, not what they can on mobile."
An iPad loaner program for 1,000 Iraq and Afghanistan vets and their caregivers will offer self-management and data share apps, while an online and mobile scheduling system hints and future plans for easier appointment-making.
Would you trust Costco and Wal-Mart with your medical records? Why mhealth is a financially-fertile good place to be right now, a bit of welcome relief in the MLR, and the potential for a health 'data spill' that would be worse than what BP did in the Gulf.