The U.S. health care system is undergoing a radical transformation, and I’m not talking about ObamaCare. This transformation will affect our health, our lives and our pocketbooks—and all for the better. It will affect how doctors practice medicine, how patients manage their own care, how we pay for care, how much we pay for care, and when and how we get care.
It’s a patient-centered revolution that will fundamentally reform our health care system, and the government has little or nothing to do with it. I’m not even sure the government knows it’s happening. And besides all of that, it’s way cool!
I’m talking about the innovative and even radical new ways mobile devices, such as cell phones and iPads, are being integrated into the practice of medicine—both by providers and by patients. It’s often referred to as “mobile health” or “mhealth.”