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Behind the mHealth, Telehealth Boom

Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media, August 30, 2011
Strong innovation

An increasing need, improving technology, and more incentives all lead to better and more futuristic technologies from developers. "The exponential growth of Mobile Health recently is encouraging many corporations to enter this industry," the Technavio report states. "Moreover, the existing companies in this fragmented market are coming up with a variety of innovative products in order to seek the first mover advantage in this domain."

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J. Kuriyan (8/30/2011 at 1:27 PM)
What really holds back Tele-health are the arcane rules of licensure set up by State Medical Societies to "protect" their members patients from being "poached" by out of state health practitioners. If national licenses (like Board Certifications) are issued, in addition to or instead of state licenses then Tele-health will grow and thrive, especially in treatment of chronic patients. Many chronic patients really need a few minutes of consults every month - once they are in a good "maintenance" protocol. That will reduce the workload of PCPs - and allow them to see more patients who need personal attention. Off-loading the huge number of chronic patients can sound threatening to a PCP butby setting up a simple PC based system they can also participate in the boom.