“mHealth’s potential continues to grow, but roadblocks exist” is a Destination ATA editorial by Jeff Rowe that highlights a common misunderstanding of mHealth that I’m noticing amongst professionals with eHealth and Telemedicine expertise:
“But despite the seemingly daily introduction of new gadgets – and new uses for those gadgets – those who have been involved in telemedicine in recent years can be forgiven for viewing mHealth as essentially telemedicine without wires“
Here’s 5 reasons why I think mHealth isn’t just Telemedicine without wires:
> In the vast majority of instances Telemedicine was never personal
Typically it didn’t belong to the patient (eg. they were loaned it) or the Healthcare Professionals (eg. it was owned by their employer). In 2012 watch a Doctor or nurse at work and they’re looking or picking up their mobile every few minutes. Patients are more likely to leave their home without their keys or wallets than their mobile.
See on mhealthinsight.com