Healthcare

The Impact of mHealth Technology on American Healthcare

Author: Lake Effects Blog

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius referred to mHealth in 2011 as “the biggest technology breakthrough of our time”.  The emergence and evolution of mHealth applications and the potential they have to empower Americans to take an active and invested role in their own personal health management is critical to reducing the impact on the already burgeoned healthcare system.

If technology can make Americans more aware of their health conditions and be proactive in their ability to make lifestyle and habit changes for better health outcomes, it would be impossible to put a finite value on mHealth applications in terms of the amount of money that it could save the US Healthcare System.

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