If we covered every piece that was currently being published on the subject it would dominate our pages, but here’s a quick reference to a nice piece on e-week’s Healthcare IT site. The article starts by pointing out the inevitability of the adoption of modern communications technology in a healthcare setting, especially given that there will be “7.4million mobile subscriptions by 2015”.
It goes on to cover the results of a survey performed during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last week… a venue no doubt selected by someone with a good sense of irony, given the number of mobile devices nicked on its streets… bitter? me? never.
The article provide examples of how so many aspects of healthcare provision could be touched and improved, so is definitely worth a click. It finishes with the example of patients in Norway and Denmark diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for whom remote monitoring through mobile technology has helped reduce nights in the hospital and re-admissions by 50 to 60 percent.