mHealth Task Force Findings and Recommendations
mHealth Task Force Findings and Recommendations – Improving care delivery through enhanced communications among providers, patients, and payers, September 24, 2012
“Healthcare delivery is at a critical juncture in the U.S. both in terms of quality and cost. The U.S. ranks 37th in the world for healthcare system performance, yet spends more on healthcare per capita and more on healthcare as percentage of its GDP than any other nation. The Institute of Medicine recently reported that the total waste in the healthcare system could be as high as $765 billion annually and studies have estimated that there are over 75,000 preventable deaths per year. The report goes on to describe how advances in mobile communications have dramatically changed numerous sectors of the U.S. economy, and even society more broadly.”
“The FCC National Broadband Plan for Health Care defines e‐Care as, The electronic exchange of information – data, images and video – to aid in the practice of medicine and advanced analytics. Encompasses technologies that enable video consultation, remote monitoring and image transmission (store‐and‐forward) over fixed or mobile networks.