While he may be internationally recognized as television’s top shrink, Dr. Phil McGraw is also one of the world’s leading proponents of mHealth.
In fact, some industry analysts and healthcare professionals say that Dr. Phil is the reason so many patients now see mobile technology as a viable component in modern healthcare.
For the last four months, Dr. Phil and his team of advisers and business partners have been promoting a new tool that is being credited with sparking unprecedented interest in mHealth.
Posted in mHealth, mHealth news
Doctors Dennis Truong and Jody Crane are being credited with “reinventing the traditional house call.”
According to a new report from The Washington Post, the Kaiser Permanente doctors are responsible for the creation and implementation of a new program called HouseCalls.
Although Kaiser Permanente is no stranger to being on the cutting-edge of innovation, even this latest effort represents an evolutionary leap forward in what the future of healthcare may look like for millions of Americans.
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In recent years, mHealthWatch has covered countless mobile, desktop, and other web-based platforms for diabetic care and health management. But already in 2014, we’re seeing some of the most promising results to date with regard to the utility of mHealth solutions.
According to a peer-reviewed publication in the March issue of U.S. Endocrinology, the use of a mobile healthcare solution for monitoring diabetes resulted in a $3,300 per person annual reduction in employee healthcare costs.
The overall savings to the employer represent more than five times the cost of the monitoring program, an unprecedented return on investment in the employee health and disease management industry.
Posted in Health Insurance, mHealth
According to the latest industry projections, mobile monitoring services will provide the lifeblood for sustained growth in the mHealth market during the next six years.
By 2020, a new Grand View Research report reads, the mHealth market is projected to reach revenue of close to $50 billion.
Monitoring services will remain the dominant and fastest growing market segment, with market revenue of $1.2 billion in 2012, and an estimated CAGR of 49.7% from 2014 to 2020.
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Thanks to the modern media and communications technology at his disposal, President Obama on Thursday will reach Americans on their preferred screen of choice as he specifically addresses Latinos on the Affordable Care Act as the enrollment deadline looms.
The Asegurate campaign, a Latino outreach and enrollment effort of The California Endowment in partnership with Univision, Telemundo, and impreMedia, will host a town hall with President Barack Obama on Thursday.
According to an announcement from media organizers, this event represents an unprecedented effort to impart key information about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Latinos during the last month of open enrollment.
Posted in Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Today in the United States, mobile technology has become a necessity, even for many low income individuals across the nation. It is for this reason that the Aetna Foundation is investing time and resources into developing mobile healthcare technology targeted toward low income communities, minorities with limited access to healthcare, elderly, and chronically ill.
It is these specific groups Aetna feels will benefit the most from mobile healthcare technology, even though mobile healthcare technology can be utilized to improve health care for all individuals across nation.
Posted in Healthcare, Healthcare IT
According to new research published on Scientific American, amputees affected by phantom-limb pain may be well served by the advancement of virtual reality.
A new experimental treatment involving virtual reality indicates that amputees may find relief from this technology, which is fast evolving beyond the realm of gaming and becoming an entrenched aspect of healthcare’s most cutting-edge solutions.
A phantom limb is the sensation that an amputated or missing limb is still attached to the body and is moving appropriately with other body parts.
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