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According to Accenture research, mobile solutions can save the US more than $23 billion by targeting patients with chronic diseases, and an expected $2,000-$3,000 per year in savings per disease member.1 It’s clear: mobile health (mHealth) is here. Patients want it, and practitioners will need to deliver it.
The explosion of smart phones, laptops, tablets and other mobile devices has opened new opportunities in healthcare. mHealth allows healthcare to be delivered cheaper and faster (if done properly). But like any trend that involves technology, it’s moving fast and changing every day. Those who want to unlock the value should initiate mHealth programs now, or the benefits may pass right by.
1Based on Accenture analysis and aggregation of early trial data of monitoring solutions in the marketplace.
Many organizations have not yet unleashed the value of mHealth. The numbers and experience show that mHealth can deliver abundant cost savings, but the benefits seem to extend beyond the bottom line, including components such as:
With such quantifiable and qualitative benefits on the table, it’s time to start experimenting. Organizations can take steps now to help accelerate the uptake of mHealth tools and technologies.
The value of mHealth continues to evolve—and grow. Stakeholders must begin to participate in mHealth now, making it part of every day business rather than admiring it as a pipe dream. As innovations in mHealth start to engage more and more consumers, they promise to transform how healthcare is perceived, as well as delivered. In the end, patients, doctors, payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies and even the government can all benefit from the rewards.
Accenture recommends four key steps to accelerate your mHealth program success:
2The Future of mHealth: Can the FDA Keep Up with Mobile? Found online at http://www.mobiledia.com/news/127407.html
June 5, 2012
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