MoMo Hamburg | Soren Harbel - British Columbia | Mobile HealthCare
Wireless Health Mobile Health E-Health Digital Health Health ITWhat are we talking about?
Health IT (E-Health):The comprehensive management ofhealth information and itssecure exchange betweenconsumers, providers, governmentand insurers. NO!!!
Mobile/Wireless Health:Solutions and servicesleveraging wireless and mobileinformation and technologiesto serve the needs ofcitizens, patients, care-givers, practitioners andinstitutions to promote goodhealth and improve theefficiency and effectivenessof healthcare delivery.
Canadian Health Care System Will Face Signiﬁcant Challenges Globe and Mail, November 19, 2009 Na#onal Post -‐ Nov 2008
Pressing Problems in Healthcare• Cost management over time.• Aging demographics will increase demand for healthcare.• Chronic diseases will require a new approach.• Personalized medicine may increase costs.• Prevention versus treatment.
How to Build a Great Industry• Focus on delivering solutions that lower costs.• Infrastructure-free healthcare.• Increase in consumer responsibility.• Efficacy through simplicity.• De-emphasizing distance to treatment.
Why Government Loves You!Today Your Model• Reactionary • Proactive• Low frequency • High touch touch • Preventative• Symptom focused • Life style focused• Acute care • Everywhere, anytime focused • Pre/Post care• Location specific • Lower costs• Intensive care • NO Bricks• High cost• Bricks
The MarketConstituents • Vox populi • Patients • Care-givers • Healthcare professionals • Hospital systemPayers • Government • Patients • Care-givers • Insurers
How does wireless become thenext great healthcare industry?Focus on COSTS!Solutions versus Technology OUTCOMES!
Cost Issues are Business Critical• When do patients become more expensive?• When would a person want to pay out of pocket?• Site of care and alternatives?• Intervention cost versus system-wide symptom care cost?• Earlier detection of anomalies versus acute emergency care?
Some things to think about… Thank you! Soren Harbel Life Science Ambassador British Columbia firstname.lastname@example.org