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."
I'm writing this on deadline Dec. 21, marking yet another day of guessing whether this would be the day the administration unveiled its meaningful use policy, the ambitious plan by which it aims to draw as many as 100,000 healthcare providers into joining its campaign to transform management of American healthcare.