NYU Medical Center
No topic is generating more buzz and excitement than mobile health: the application of wireless technologies to the delivery of healthcare. Mobile health – also referred to as mHealth, wireless health and telehealth – encompasses a broad range of applications that span the entire healthcare ecosystem. It can be anything from a physician accessing a patient EMR on her iPad to a patient tracking his diabetes via a Blackberry app to a hospital sending medication reminder alerts to transplant patients.
While mobile’s potential may be enormous, there are many obstacles that have derailed other “breakthrough” healthcare technologies in the past. Our moderator extraordinarie Peter Frishauf engaged our panelists in a candid discussion about the potential – and potential pitfalls – of mobile health.