According to the online health care education portal AlliedHealthWorld.com, there are currently about 40,000 mobile health apps available for tablets and smartphones, and over 500 health projects worldwide that have a mobile emphasis. Diet, exercise, sleep and blood pressure are just a few of the many areas covered
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By providing health care practitioners with secure mobile devices and apps, patient care can be improved through the sharing of clinical data in near-real time to help speed decision making and control costs. Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Motorola Mobility Inc. (MMI) and BoxTone are collaborating to develop a comprehensive mobile solution to help satisfy the unique security, reliability and usability requirements of the health care industry.
"Mobile devices and health care apps represent one of the biggest IT opportunities of the decade to improve and transform care delivery. Working with Motorola Mobility and BoxTone, we have brought together complementary capabilities to create an easy-to-deploy and manage mobility solution for our health care customers."
Read a fascinating article on the initiatives that connect wireless sensors, smartphones, tablets and computers to improve care of chronic illnesses.
At the recent mHealth Summit in suburban Washington, D.C., both Verizon Wireless and Qualcomm announced their entry into sensor- and smartphone-based wireless patient care systems.Verizon’s Digital Healthcare Suite connects sensors, which are supplied by a variety companies, in the home or an assisted-living facility.
The information collected by the sensors can be transmitted in near real-time to doctors and health care providers, and to insurance companies or other payers. Two-way communication is carried out by video conference, text, chat or email on smartphones, tablets or PCs. Verizon hopes that the prospect of lower costs through better care management will encourage insurers to support the system.