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Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless |

mHealth adoption – what’s in it for the Patient ?

mHealth adoption – what’s in it for the Patient ?

Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking into what are the big drivers for stakeholders in the Healthcare ecosystem to adopt mHealth. What’s in it for the patient ? 3 words – more patient engagement.  What does an “engaged” patient translate into ? Simply put, the engaged patient is more aware of his condition, and knows what lifestyle changes to make – which in turn ultimately leads to better chances of staying healthy. How can mHealth help here ? As an example, let’s assume a patient who has been diagnosed with diabetes recently is advised by the clinic to use a mobile “Wellness” app along with his medications. The said app also has the capability to collect readings of his vitals (BP, Heart rate, Temperature) and specific readings like blood glucose levels. The app is able to do this as its been integrated with say a wrist monitor for BP, a heart rate monitor and so on. Similarly for the sugar levels, the app may be...

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Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Enterprise Mobility, Smart Device and Wearables, Smart Devices, Wireless | 0 comments

FAQ – Why mobile device and why mHealth?

FAQ – Why mobile device and why mHealth?

mHealth or mobile device driven healthcare delivery is slated as the next big wave amongst all the major stakeholders in the Healthcare ecosystem – Providers, Payers, Pharma and Lifesciences organizations. The typical mHealth benefits mentioned in various blogs, articles are: “Anytime Anywhere Access to Health Information”, “Physicians and nurses are always on the move and hence mobility”, “Most individuals have smartphones today and hence patient engagement can be greatly improved”, etc. These are all very valid and compelling reasons for the surge in mHealth. However, in our exchanges with various individuals in the health system (physicians, nurses, researchers, business development personnel, etc), we are frequently asked questions like – “Why mobile?”, “We have Mac stations and kiosks for patients, why do we need support for iPads and iPhones?” In augmentation to the typical mHealth benefits covered in various blogs and articles, listed below some scenarios that highlight benefits of mobility: Space benefits: Lots of situations requires e-engaging with a patient at the hospital premises. For e.g. asking a patient...

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