How mHealth and mobile technology can work together to improve care

Summary:Dr Peter Tippett of Verizon outlined some of the thinking Verizon is doing when it comes to providing mobile health solutions.

As many of you well know, healthcare IT is a hugely growing industry. While there are a lot of political issues underlying that growth, for ZDNet's IT readers, what that growth means is potential opportunities for all of us in a growing field.

My goal here on ZDNet Health is to help you understand how healthcare intersects with IT, and what that means in terms of applications, systems, and solutions. My other goal, which I sneak in from time to time, is to remind you all to do healthy things and be healthy. I am a nurse, after all, and I want to be sure you're all around for a long time.

Anyway, mobile healthcare IT is bringing amazing changes to the clinical environment from a patient-centered perspective, the problems that can be solved, and even new technologies that can help keep disease and discomfort at bay.

In the following video, Dr Peter Tippett of Verizon outlines some of the thinking Verizon is doing when it comes to providing mobile health solutions. Once again, this is a vendor video, but it's a really interesting way to see inside a major company's vision of the future of medical IT technology.

I'm just not entirely sure I like the idea of sensors in socks, and I'm not entirely sure the sensors could survive being in my husband's socks.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Mobility


Denise Amrich is a Registered Nurse who also has 20 years of operations, logistics, and editorial management experience. She is the health care advisor for the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, and a mentor for the Virtual Campus at Florida's Brevard Community College.Denise co-founded ZATZ Publishing, and has been the managing editor... Full Bio

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