KMG HealthIT+ Newsletter – September Issue

1. Health IT Spending to Cross $34.5 Billion in 2014

2. Why it’s Crucial for Providers to Invest in mHealth

3. Physicians Embrace Smartphones and Tablets, Become Digital Omnivores

4. Building Patient Compliance through mHealth

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Building Patient Compliance through mHealth

A recent whitepaper clearly highlights the connection between enhancing patient compliance with doctors through mHealth

The mHealth industry has seen significant growth in the past couple of years. Thanks to a booming Smartphone and mobile device market, mHealth continues to grow at a rapid pace. Amongst other developments in mHealth, remotely monitoring patient compliance with doctors’ https://i2.wp.com/www.ce.org/CorporateSite/media/blog/images/2013/02/Doctor_Patient.jpgorders has emerged as a significant focus area.

A recent report by Mobiquity stated, “Mobile technology has become a cost-effective and scalable driver of behaviour change in healthcare and other industries.” It goes on to note, “Sensors, mobile alerts and reminders, and cloud-based analytics can be utilized to track when and how often medications are taken and let patients know when they have missed a dosage.” The study note is reported to have estimated the US of $290 billion annually on healthcare costs when patients fail to take their prescribed medications. Continue reading