mHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges provides a practical guide for patients, providers, payers, and other healthcare enterprises making plans for the future. The authors offer several examples of real world application of mHealth technologies in use throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Middle East, and in the Far Eastern region of the world.
mHealth: Global Opportunities and Challenges covers the key aspects of mHealth, including:
1.) Mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, laptops, kiosks, interactive robots, and medical carts;
2.) Mobile applications for patients, physicians, hospitals, and other participants;
3.) Smart sensors for monitoring prosthetic implants and devices;
4.) Wireless networks that provide real-time access to clinical and business data from virtually any location;
5.) Telehealth and telemedicine programs that remove geographic restrictions on service delivery;
6.) “Big data” collection and analysis programs for improved business intelligence, simulations, and predictive modeling; and
7.) Emerging opportunities for healthcare technology companies and service providers.
Individually, mHealth devices, applications, and systems enhance the communication capabilities of patients, providers, payers, and other participants in the global healthcare ecosystem. A groundbreaking and insightful overview of the field of mHealth as its unfolding globally in the 21st century.
About the Authors:
Colin Konschak, MBA, FACHE, FHIMSS, is the managing partner and CEO of the management consulting firm, Divurgent.
Dave Levin, M.D., is chief medical information officer at Cleveland Clinic. He has more than 25 years experience in medical operations, information systems, and strategic planning for healthcare transformation.
William H. Morris, M.D., is associate chief medical information officer at the Cleveland Clinic and a practicing hospitalist in the clinic’s Medicine Institute.