April 4, 2013
If digital health technologies take hold the way many believe they will, the U.S. may no longer have to worry about a pressing shortage of primary care physicians, projected by the Association of American Medical Colleges to reach 65,800 doctors by 2025.
"There are a lot of ways to deliver primary care," explains Greg Caressi, senior vice president for healthcare and life sciences at market...
August 21, 2009
By David Doherty
Forget about remote monitoring, wearable sensors, NFC/RFID, smartphones, software apps, GPS, mEHR's, video messaging, 3G video calling and SMS. These are part of a wave that is without a doubt advancing, but the evidence of successful mHealth applications can already be found throughout the healthcare system:
Urgent Care: For over a decade emergency medical services around the...
August 17, 2009
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn has a great post over at Health Populi on a recent survey conducted by IBM that uncovers some stats about patients' relationships and attitudes toward primary care doctors, proactive healthcare and its associated costs.
IBM's survey found that the number one reason why Americans deter proactive health care is cost and that goes for the insured, uninsured, employed and...