March 25, 2014 -- The market for global mobile health (mHealth) technologies is expected to grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 55% to reach $21.5 billion in revenues by 2018.
- Strengthen health care
- Advance scientific knowledge and innovation
- Advance the health, safety, and well-being of the American people
- Ensure efficiency, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of HHS programs
Continual commitment from senior management helps keep projects moving and demonstrates their importance to all hospital staff. Even if the project originates in materials management, the materials manager should win executive team support before engaging physicians and surgeons. Senior leadership must be willing to support the process, stay with it through difficult moments and see it through on an ongoing basis.
- Clean up data: Snow says organizations must at least be able to import and export HL7 continuity of care (CCD) files; they also should consider creating an infrastructure that safeguards protected health information (PHI).
- Invest in customer and patient insight: This means investing in clinical, operational and financial data management tools and establishing a common vocabulary for shared business entities.
- Embrace mobile: mHealth, among many other uses, can be used as a bridge between remote monitoring and EHR systems, easing patient concerns about telehealth.