One of the drivers often cited as an impetus for wireless healthcare is the shortage of primary care doctors. While there is no replacement for face-to-face interaction with a primary care doctor, some mobile health tools can act as "health coaches" that can help keep patients following their care regimens, which could result in fewer visits to their doctor's office. USA Today recently had a report that listed a number of the relevant metrics associated with this alarming lack of primary care physicians. Here are some of the key facts and figures:
For more, read the USA Today article here.