How would the Born Mobile generation redesign that Patient Care Experience?


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3G Doctor Cardiology Future

The above central illustration of “The Digital Cardiovascular Physician Visit” featuring in this fascinating Journal of American College of Cardiology paper by Steven Steinhubl MD & Eric Topol MD got me thinking what it might look like if we let a child (a member of the ‘born mobile’ generation) redesign it.

Why does an Ultrasound probe need it’s own screen?

Why does an Ultrasound probe need a cable attached to it?

Why do we have to have the Cardiologist in the room with us – for most things can’t we just share our history and then use FaceTime?

Why would we need to take our mobile out of our pocket?

How would that future care experience look if it was designed by a child

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“I’m a healthy skeptic of the fluff associated with much of what we see/read/hear regarding mHealth today”


Power arguments on why we should move away from Main Frame Healtcare

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Dr Evil mHealth

A sentence in an email I received today from a Linkedin mHealth group member got me thinking it might be time for an update on the Why mHealth? post from last year.

I think it’s important to realise there will always be a lot of noise around anything that’s exciting and requires the imagination (especially when big Pharmacy retailers are reporting $B’s in annual revenue from their mobile app and Danish fitness app startups are getting $85M exits from US apparel brands) but get some good filters in place (follow some of these mHealth leaders on Twitter etc) and you should find it easy enough.

I’m personally more sceptical that we can go on…

with the current situation where you don’t have your care documented.

pretending that we can afford the 2000 year old office visit based healthcare model.

without providing Carers…

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