National Journal: “The Future of Medicine: The Doc-in-a-Phone”

Ceci Connolly (former Washington Post chief health policy writer, senior adviser to the McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform and co-author of “LANDMARK: The Inside Story of America’s New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All” and “Antidote: Strategies for Containing America’s Runaway Health Care Costs“) has penned an enthusiastic article in the National Journal on the 3G Video Mobile consulting opportunity:

But what I heard about the most was the potential explosion of mobile health, the marriage of medical care and cell-phone technology. Think of it as Doc-in-a-Phone. Mobile networks today cover 98 percent of the world’s population. Across the globe, cell phones are used to conduct banking, monitor elections, and teach classes. The technology has broken geographic, socioeconomic, political, and even generational barriers… …Perhaps mHealth can finally help patients and doctors coordinate a real-time, personalized drug, diet, and exercise regimen

The article also highlights the major challenge we succeeded in addressing at 3G Doctor back in 2006:

Physicians may love the idea of getting radiology results on their smartphones, but they might be much more skeptical about dispensing medical advice without an in-person examination

It’s great to also see mHealth on the home page next to an article that explains how 4G Mobile Internet is the next big job creating engine.

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