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Mobile Health Care: Benefits for both Patients and Doctors

By Dick Weisinger

The rise of mobile devices, both smartphones and tablets, is rapidly changing how information is delivered and consumed.  Especially in the Health Care industry.

Consider the following:

An Infographic by ReadWrite summarizes concisely some of the statistics describing the benefits of mobile health care.

A survey taken among health care leaders at the 2012 mHealth Summit found that 68 percent of them expect that mobile devices will substantially or even dramatically change US health care.  During the sessions at the summit, Anthony Shimkin, senior director of marketing at Qualcomm Life, went so far as to say “The mobile platform is arguably the largest technology platform in history.  Worldwide you’re looking that more people have access to this technology than to water, potable water, electricity and even a toothbrush.”

Ting Shih, founder of ClickMedix, explains in a Huffington Post article that the nature of her company was inspired by the question of how to create a business that can have a positive impact on a billion people.  Mobile health care is the business that she decided on.

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  1. […] social media networks with point of care diagnostic devices and electronic medical records will vastly improve both the patient’s experience and the physician’s capacity to improve quality of […]

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