During the West Wireless Health Institute open house event earlier last week, presenters noted that by 2020, the U.S. won't have enough physicians -- it will be about 200,000 physicians short, and there are far too few medical schools to make up the difference in the meantime: “Physicians need to be more productive with hours,” Gary West, chairman of the institute told attendees, according to a report in the San Diego Business Journal.
Another metric that came out of the event: The wireless health care industry is expected to grow into a nearly $2 billion sector during the next five years -- an impressive sum, possibly the highest figure we've seen yet for that time period.
“This is the biggest change — operating instructions at earlier age. [Wireless health] tools can help achieve prevention,” said Donald Jones, chief wireless officer for the West institute and vice president of health and life sciences at Qualcomm. “It’s remarkable innovation."
Read the full write-up from the SDBJ here