Medicine Unplugged: Bringing the Solution to
the Problem through Mobile Health
January 22, 2014

Steve Steinhubl, MD
Improvements in Healthcare Over Time 
80% Decline in CV Death Rates

Thompson D. Atlantic Monthly March 19, 2012
But at a Cost….

Thompson D. Atlantic Monthly March 19, 2012
Healthcare Today: Primarily Sickness Care that
Requires Traveling to the Solution

Sources of
Solutions:
Hospital
Physicia...
Can mobile health (mHealth)
technologies transform
healthcare by bringing the
solution to the consumer, and in
so doing, i...
Medicine Unplugged:
Bringing Solutions
Problem
1. Wellness
₋ Activity & Weight Loss

- Stress Management

₋ Sleep Optimiza...
Medicine Unplugged:
Bringing Solutions
Problem
1. Wellness
₋ Activity & Weight Loss

- Stress Management

₋ Sleep Optimiza...
How “Well” are We Relative to Other
Countries? Obesity Rates
% Obese Adults

http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/health_gla...
Walking and Cycling Rates Worldwide

Bassett DR. J Physical Activity Health 2008;5:795-814
Life Expectancy Relative to Health
Care Expenditure per Capita

Thompson D. Atlantic Monthly March 19, 2012
How Well Does the Current Healthcare System
Perform in Meeting Consumers Wellness Needs?
• 83 million adults spend $33.9 b...
The DNA of Hunter-Gatherers: Immobility
Leads to a Stress Response
•

Our hunter-gatherer relatives are thought to have tr...
Dose-Response Relationship to
Increasing Physical Activity
416,175 individuals with ~8 years of follow-up. On the basis of...
Screen-Based Entertainment
Time and Mortality
• TV watching is second only to sleep as the behavior that occupies
the most...
Does Tracking Activity Improve
Activity?
Systematic review of 26 studies (8 RCT, 18 observational, total of
2767 participa...
Change in Daily Ambulation and CV Events in
People with Impaired Glucose Tolerance
9306 individuals with IGT followed up f...
Accelerometers and Digital Coaching to
Improve Activity
235 inactive adults, age 60-70. Randomized to a 3 month interventi...
Need Help Losing Weight?
Just Exhale

We each have individual breath phenotypes.
The overall breath-mass spectrum to breat...
Breath Analysis can Potentially Aid Dieters by
Providing Real-Time Fat-Burning Information

Samudrala D. Obesity 2014 Jan ...
“Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health
Epidemic” - CDC Jan 2014
• About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep
pro...
Diagnosing Sleep Disorders - Today

• Over the last 10 years the number of accredited sleep labs has
quadrupled.
• Each ni...
The Future of Diagnosing Sleep
Disorders

• Actigraphy is the continuous recording of body (often wrist)
movement.
• Allow...
Ballistocardiography Systems for Enhanced
Monitoring and Improving Sleep

• Under mattress sensor that monitors
movement, ...
Depression & Anxiety
• Depression affects 9.1%
of the US population at
any one time.
• Major depressive
disorder is the le...
Triggers of Anxiety/Depression are Different
in Everyone, and Often Subconscious
Objective measures of autonomic nervous s...
mHeath Tools for Checking and
Tracking HRV
mHealth Tools for Checking and
Tracking EDA

http://www.cs.rochester.edu/hci/pubs/pdfs/FoodMood.pdf
Other Methods of Stress / Mood
Tracking
Clmtrackr: Face
tracking technology
to track mood
StressSense: Algorithm
analyses ...
Cancer Detection Guidelines –
American Cancer Society
• Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40
and continuin...
Passive or Active Screening of Multiple
Cancers Through Breath Analysis

Lung, breast, colon and others have been studied....
Mhealth Tools for Simplified
Population Screening for Cancer
Two billion women
worldwide are un-screened
for cervical canc...
Consumer / Provider Platforms to
Empower and Engage (e.g. Tictrac)
Medicine Unplugged:
Bringing Solutions
Problem
1. Wellness
₋ Activity & Weight Loss

- Stress Management

₋ Sleep Optimiza...
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI) –
Treating the Common Cold
1. Viral respiratory tract infections, “colds” are the
...
Potential mHealth Solutions for the
Common Cold
• Thermometer that measures
temperature, and…
 Tracts symptoms
 Informs ...
Scanadu Scout
Urinary Tract Infections
1. Most common bacterial infections in adults. 1

2. Accounts for roughly 7 million office visits...
mHealth Solutions for the Home Diagnosis
of UTI
• Several mobile devices are designed
for at-home urinalysis with analytic...
Otitis Media
1. Recurrent ear infection is the most common
acute complaint of children leading to ~30 million
pediatrician...
Home Diagnosis of Otitis Media –
Smartphone Otoscope
• By giving parents the ability
to digitally image their
child’s tymp...
Medicine Unplugged:
Bringing Solutions
Problem
1. Wellness
₋ Activity & Weight Loss

- Stress Management

₋ Sleep Optimiza...
Hypertension (HTN): Scope of the Problem
1. One of every 3 adults in America have HTN. 1

2. Nearly $100 billion in total ...
Improving HTN Management Through
mHealth
• Home BP monitoring alone is
already known to improve BP
control, although only ...
mHealth in Diabetes
1. Over 25 million US adults have diabetes, roughly 8% of
the adult population, while an additional 79...
The Next Generation of Glucose
Monitoring
Medicine Unplugged:
Bringing Solutions
Problem
1. Wellness
₋ Activity & Weight Loss

- Stress Management

₋ Sleep Optimiza...
Medication Non-Adherence
1. Only 51% of Americans treated for hypertension
are adherent to their long-term therapy. 1
2. A...
mHealth Tools for Non-Adherence
mHealth Tools for Non-Adherence –
Ingestible Sensor (Proteus)
Circadian Pattern

Pill Taking Behavior

20

30

30

40

40

50

PERSON 1

Days

Days

10

20

Days

10

Taking Adherence
...
What will mHealth Technologies Mean for
Healthcare Providers?
Medicine Unplugged – Good News for More
than Just the Healthcare Consumer
1. In general, physicians are unsatisfied with t...
What mHealth can Mean for Healthcare
Providers
1. mHealth technologies will dramatically change the
practice of medicine, ...
Unplugged Medicine: Bringing Solutions to the Consumer

Healthcare Team
-Physician
-Nurse
-Pharmacist
-Dietician
Medicine Unplugged: Bringing the Solution to the
Problem through Mobile Health- Summary
1. Healthcare in the US is unsusta...
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Clinical Cardiologist
Scripps Health

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iHT² Health IT Summit San Diego - “Medicine Unplugged: Bringing the Solution to the Problem through Mobile Medicine” with Steven Steinhubl, MD, Director of Digital Medicine, Scripps Translational Science Institute, Clinical Cardiologist, Scripps Health

Extraordinary advancements in mobile technology and connectivity over the last several decades have provided the foundation needed to dramatically change the way healthcare is currently practiced. While the utilization of mobile telecommunication technologies for the delivery of healthcare (mobile health, or mHealth), is still in its earliest stages of development, the evidence supporting its potential to impact the delivery of care, to improve outcomes and lower costs is apparent. For healthcare consumers, mHealth technologies can allow for the more convenient, rapid and personalized diagnosis of some of the most common acute symptomatic illnesses. In individuals with chronic medical conditions, who account for nearly 90% of healthcare spending, mHealth technologies can transform their care through improved monitoring, tracking, and engagement of critical biometrics during routine daily activities, not only in doctor’s offices. In addition, despite greatly empowering patients to better care for themselves, this transformation in care will actually reinforce the doctor-patient relationship by allowing physicians to re-establish their role as diagnostician and educator for their patients. mHealth technologies have the potential to radically change every aspect of the healthcare environment but clinical trial evidence of its overall benefit to the patient and the healthcare system are still needed.

Learning Objectives:

∙ Be able to incorporate mobile health technologies into current practice.
∙ Explain to patients and colleagues the current gaps in care that can be better managed with mobile technologies
∙ List 4 devices under development that may contribute to the re-engineering of healthcare in the future.

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  1. 1. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing the Solution to the Problem through Mobile Health January 22, 2014 Steve Steinhubl, MD
  2. 2. Improvements in Healthcare Over Time  80% Decline in CV Death Rates Thompson D. Atlantic Monthly March 19, 2012
  3. 3. But at a Cost…. Thompson D. Atlantic Monthly March 19, 2012
  4. 4. Healthcare Today: Primarily Sickness Care that Requires Traveling to the Solution Sources of Solutions: Hospital Physician ED Doctor’s Office Patient
  5. 5. Can mobile health (mHealth) technologies transform healthcare by bringing the solution to the consumer, and in so doing, improve satisfaction and decrease costs?
  6. 6. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing Solutions Problem 1. Wellness ₋ Activity & Weight Loss - Stress Management ₋ Sleep Optimization - Cancer Prevention 2. Acute Disease Diagnostics ₋ Common Infections 3. Chronic Disease Management ₋ Hypertension 4. Medication Adherence - Diabetes
  7. 7. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing Solutions Problem 1. Wellness ₋ Activity & Weight Loss - Stress Management ₋ Sleep Optimization - Cancer Prevention 2. Acute Disease Diagnostics ₋ Common Infections 3. Chronic Disease Management ₋ Hypertension 4. Medication Adherence - Diabetes
  8. 8. How “Well” are We Relative to Other Countries? Obesity Rates % Obese Adults http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/health_glance-2011-en/00/02/index.html
  9. 9. Walking and Cycling Rates Worldwide Bassett DR. J Physical Activity Health 2008;5:795-814
  10. 10. Life Expectancy Relative to Health Care Expenditure per Capita Thompson D. Atlantic Monthly March 19, 2012
  11. 11. How Well Does the Current Healthcare System Perform in Meeting Consumers Wellness Needs? • 83 million adults spend $33.9 billion annually, mostly out-of-pocket, on complimentary or alternative medicine. • In addition we spend another $11 billion out-ofpocket for vitamins and mineral supplements. • It is estimated that ~108 million Americans dieters spent ~$66 billion in 2013, almost all out-of-pocket, on weight loss programs. $111 billion annual out-of-pocket wellness care ≈ Total fast food sales 2013 NCCAM July 2009: http://nccam.nih.gov/news/camstats/costs/costdatafs.htm. MarketData Enterprises. U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market (12th edition). April 2013
  12. 12. The DNA of Hunter-Gatherers: Immobility Leads to a Stress Response • Our hunter-gatherer relatives are thought to have travelled on average ~20 km per day. • When we achieve 30 minutes of brisk walking everyday (which < half of US citizens do) that corresponds to only ~2.5km per day. Charansonney OL. Nature Rev Card 2010;7:468-72
  13. 13. Dose-Response Relationship to Increasing Physical Activity 416,175 individuals with ~8 years of follow-up. On the basis of the amount of self reported weekly exercise association between activity and mortality was determined Individuals considered in the low volume activity group exercised at a moderate level (brisk walking) for an average of 92 min/wk (~15 min/day) had a 14% reduced risk of all-cause mortality and had a 3 year longer life expectancy compared to inactive participants. Every additional 15 min of daily exercise beyond 15 min a day further reduced all-cause mortality by 4% Wen CP. Lancet 2011;378:1244-1253
  14. 14. Screen-Based Entertainment Time and Mortality • TV watching is second only to sleep as the behavior that occupies the most time at home. • Observational study of ~4,500 had screen time assessed and 4 years follow-up. HR AllCause Mortality <2hr/day 2-4 hr/day >4 hr/day Stamatakis E. J Am Coll Card 2011;57:292-9 1.00 1.13 1.77* HR CV Disease 1.00 2.20* 2.76* * p<0.05
  15. 15. Does Tracking Activity Improve Activity? Systematic review of 26 studies (8 RCT, 18 observational, total of 2767 participants) studying the association between pedometer use and physical activity. Randomized Trials  of 2491 steps Bravata DM. JAMA 2007;298:2296-3204
  16. 16. Change in Daily Ambulation and CV Events in People with Impaired Glucose Tolerance 9306 individuals with IGT followed up for an average of 6 years. Ambulatory activity was assessed at baseline and 12 months. Both baseline activity and change in activity were independently and inversely associated with a decrease in CV events with an ~ 10% relative reduction per 2000 steps per day. Yates T. Lancet - Online Dec 20, 2013
  17. 17. Accelerometers and Digital Coaching to Improve Activity 235 inactive adults, age 60-70. Randomized to a 3 month intervention with (1) an accelerometer-based activity monitor, (2) a personal website, and (3) a personal e-coach, who provided regular updates of the individual’s physical activity status by email and gives advice to increase physical activities, or control. Wijsman CA. J Med Internet Res. 2013;15:e233
  18. 18. Need Help Losing Weight? Just Exhale We each have individual breath phenotypes. The overall breath-mass spectrum to breath-donor recognition score was 76% over 193 samples. 10 October 2012 Martinez-Lozano Sinues P. PLoS One 2013 8(4): e59909.
  19. 19. Breath Analysis can Potentially Aid Dieters by Providing Real-Time Fat-Burning Information Samudrala D. Obesity 2014 Jan 11. doi: 10.1002/oby.20696
  20. 20. “Insufficient Sleep Is a Public Health Epidemic” - CDC Jan 2014 • About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems. • 18 million ,~5% adult population, suffer from sleep apnea. • Sleep problems are critically under-addressed contributors to a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression http://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_us.htm
  21. 21. Diagnosing Sleep Disorders - Today • Over the last 10 years the number of accredited sleep labs has quadrupled. • Each night in a sleep lab is ~$1,900 (mostly covered by insurance) • Medicare payments alone for sleep testing were $235 million in 2009 Kaiser Health News Jan 2012
  22. 22. The Future of Diagnosing Sleep Disorders • Actigraphy is the continuous recording of body (often wrist) movement. • Allows for sleep-wake information to be gathered, but not sleep stages. • In head-to-head testing against polysomnographic predictive value for sleep was 87%. Pollak CP. SLEEP 2001;24:957-65
  23. 23. Ballistocardiography Systems for Enhanced Monitoring and Improving Sleep • Under mattress sensor that monitors movement, heart rate and breathing . • Monitors room environment (temp, noise). • Sleep stage awakening. http://www.beddit.com/ and http://www.withings.com/en/aura
  24. 24. Depression & Anxiety • Depression affects 9.1% of the US population at any one time. • Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in US for ages 15 to 45. • Only 50% of individuals with major depression receive treatment. • Anxiety disorders are most common mental illness in US affecting 40 million. • Total annual cost related to anxiety ~ $42 billion. http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsdepression/ and http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
  25. 25. Triggers of Anxiety/Depression are Different in Everyone, and Often Subconscious Objective measures of autonomic nervous system activity can help individuals recognize stress triggers and what helps minimize them. Electrodermal Activity (EDA) is a sensitive measure of sympathetic nervous system activity Heart rate variability (HRV) varies based on autonomic nervous system activity. The less stress, the greater parasympathetic activity, the greater the variability.
  26. 26. mHeath Tools for Checking and Tracking HRV
  27. 27. mHealth Tools for Checking and Tracking EDA http://www.cs.rochester.edu/hci/pubs/pdfs/FoodMood.pdf
  28. 28. Other Methods of Stress / Mood Tracking Clmtrackr: Face tracking technology to track mood StressSense: Algorithm analyses the tonal expression of the human voice to help people track and monitor their moods MyBreath: Records 1-3 minutes of breathing and then measures, analyzes and trains your breathing. http://pac.cs.cornell.edu/pubs/ubicomp2012_StressSense.pdf
  29. 29. Cancer Detection Guidelines – American Cancer Society • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.  In 2011 only 53.6% of women reported having a mammogram in the last year. • Beginning at age 50, both men and women should have a flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or colonoscopy every 10.  ~50% of the US population receive recommended colon cancer screening tests. • For high risk individuals age 55-74 low-dose CT scan screening is recommended. Pace LE. Cancer 2013;119:2518–2523 Hudson SV. J Am Board Fam Med 2012;25:782-791
  30. 30. Passive or Active Screening of Multiple Cancers Through Breath Analysis Lung, breast, colon and others have been studied. Peng G. Nature Nanotechnology 2009;4:669-73
  31. 31. Mhealth Tools for Simplified Population Screening for Cancer Two billion women worldwide are un-screened for cervical cancer Simple attachment to a mobile phone turns it into a multimodal imaging device for screening for cervical cancer. http://www.mobileoct.com/ Oral cavity cancer is amongst the most prevalent cancers worldwide
  32. 32. Consumer / Provider Platforms to Empower and Engage (e.g. Tictrac)
  33. 33. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing Solutions Problem 1. Wellness ₋ Activity & Weight Loss - Stress Management ₋ Sleep Optimization - Cancer Prevention 2. Acute Disease Diagnostics ₋ Common Infections 3. Chronic Disease Management ₋ Hypertension 4. Medication Adherence - Diabetes
  34. 34. Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URI) – Treating the Common Cold 1. Viral respiratory tract infections, “colds” are the most common acute illness in humans and the most common reason for an urgent office visit. 1 2. Adults average 2-4 colds annually. 3. The estimated total annual economic impact of non-influenza viral URIs is ~$40 billion in the US alone.2 4. There is no role for radiologic or lab studies in the diagnosis or treatment of URIs. 1. Cooper RJ. Ann Intern Med. 2001, 134: 509-517 2. Fendrick A. Arch Intern Med 2003;163:487-94
  35. 35. Potential mHealth Solutions for the Common Cold • Thermometer that measures temperature, and…  Tracts symptoms  Informs you of others in same community (school, workplace) with similar symptoms.  Can send information to provider’s office • In the near future, POC tests will allow for home diagnosis of exact pathogen.1 1. Lodes MJ. PLoS One 2007; 2(9): e924.
  36. 36. Scanadu Scout
  37. 37. Urinary Tract Infections 1. Most common bacterial infections in adults. 1 2. Accounts for roughly 7 million office visits, 1 million ER visits and 100,000 hospitalizations annually. 1 3. UTIs are responsible for an estimated cost of $2 billion dollar annually. 1 4. Only ~50% of women presenting with symptoms concerning for UTI are actually diagnosed as having one after evaluation.2 1. Foxman B. The American Journal of Medicine. 2002;113:5-13. 2. Bent S. JAMA. 2002;287(20):2701-2710.
  38. 38. mHealth Solutions for the Home Diagnosis of UTI • Several mobile devices are designed for at-home urinalysis with analytic, tracking and transmission capability. • Future advances will likely allow for the detection of both the presence of infection and the exact pathogen via a mobile electrochemical biosensor .1 1. Mohan R. PLoS One 2011;6(10):e26846.
  39. 39. Otitis Media 1. Recurrent ear infection is the most common acute complaint of children leading to ~30 million pediatrician visits annually.1 2. Responsible for annual costs over $5 billion dollars, not including lost work time by family caregivers. 1 3. For every 100 children utilizing a healthcare service because of their parent’s suspicion for an acute ear infection, only 50 are actually diagnosed to have an ear infections.2 1. Bondy J. Pediatrics 2000;105(6):e72. 2. Laine MK Pediatrics 2010;125(5):e1154-e1161.
  40. 40. Home Diagnosis of Otitis Media – Smartphone Otoscope • By giving parents the ability to digitally image their child’s tympanic membranes at home with a smartphonebased otoscope a substantial percentage of office visits could potentially be prevented with remote image transmission and diagnosis
  41. 41. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing Solutions Problem 1. Wellness ₋ Activity & Weight Loss - Stress Management ₋ Sleep Optimization - Cancer Prevention 2. Acute Disease Diagnostics ₋ Common Infections 3. Chronic Disease Management ₋ Hypertension 4. Medication Adherence - Diabetes
  42. 42. Hypertension (HTN): Scope of the Problem 1. One of every 3 adults in America have HTN. 1 2. Nearly $100 billion in total costs are attributed to HTN annually in the US. 2 3. Nearly 40 million office visits every year in the US have a primary diagnosis of HTN making it the single most common reason for an office visit.3 4. Less than half of all hypertensive individuals have their blood pressure under control. 1 1. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2011;60(4):103-108. 2. Heidenreich PA. Circulation 2011;123(8):933-944. 3. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2010 Summary Tables.
  43. 43. Improving HTN Management Through mHealth • Home BP monitoring alone is already known to improve BP control, although only slightly.1 • When home monitoring is couple with provider feedback and patient engagement there is much greater BP control than with monitoring alone.2 • Cuffless and continuous noninvasive BP monitoring devices will soon allow for a substantially greater depth of understanding of BP and its control. 1. Uhlig K. Annals of Intern Med 2013;159(3):185-194.. 2. Green BB. JAMA. 2008;299(24):2857-2867
  44. 44. mHealth in Diabetes 1. Over 25 million US adults have diabetes, roughly 8% of the adult population, while an additional 79 million are pre-diabetic. 1 2. The total cost of diabetes in the US for 2012 was $245 billion, with $176 billion in direct costs. 2 3. Interventions that train patients in self-management and improve their communication channels with providers can significantly improve outcomes and decrease costs. 3 1. CDC. National diabetes fact sheet: 2011. 2. ADA. Diabetes Care. Apr 2013;36(4):1033-1046. 3. Aubert RE. Annals of internal medicine. Oct 15 1998;129(8):605-612.
  45. 45. The Next Generation of Glucose Monitoring
  46. 46. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing Solutions Problem 1. Wellness ₋ Activity & Weight Loss - Stress Management ₋ Sleep Optimization - Cancer Prevention 2. Acute Disease Diagnostics ₋ Common Infections 3. Chronic Disease Management ₋ Hypertension 4. Medication Adherence - Diabetes
  47. 47. Medication Non-Adherence 1. Only 51% of Americans treated for hypertension are adherent to their long-term therapy. 1 2. About 25% to 50% of patients discontinue statins within one year of treatment initiation. 1 3. Non-adherence causes ~30% to 50% of treatment failures and 125,000 deaths annually. 2 4. Direct cost due to medication non-adherence are estimated at $100 billion to $289 billion annually.2 1. Choudhry, NK Pharmacoepi Drug Safety 2008;17:1189-1196 2. Ho PM. Circulation 2009;119(23):3028-3035.
  48. 48. mHealth Tools for Non-Adherence
  49. 49. mHealth Tools for Non-Adherence – Ingestible Sensor (Proteus)
  50. 50. Circadian Pattern Pill Taking Behavior 20 30 30 40 40 50 PERSON 1 Days Days 10 20 Days 10 Taking Adherence 50 60 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Time of Day 16 18 20 22 60 0 24 4 Average Circadian Pattern (+-std) 8 12 16 Time of Day 20 24 0 1 2 Pills Taken in Day Timing Adherence 20 80 Circadian Pattern Pill Taking Behavior 15 # Pills Degrees 60 40 5 20 Taking Adherence 10 5 5 0 10 10 2 4 6 8 12 14 Time of Day 16 18 20 22 0 0 24 4 8 15 Days Days 15 10 20 12 16 Time of Day 20 24 PERSON 2 Days 0 20 25 25 30 30 35 35 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Time of Day 16 18 20 22 24 0 4 8 12 16 Time of Day 20 24 0 5 Pills Taken in Day
  51. 51. What will mHealth Technologies Mean for Healthcare Providers?
  52. 52. Medicine Unplugged – Good News for More than Just the Healthcare Consumer 1. In general, physicians are unsatisfied with their careers:1   Physicians rate the morale of 80% of their colleagues as poor to very poor. Two-thirds of physicans would not recommend it as a career to younger individuals 2. ~80% of physicians rate the doctor-patient relationship to be the most satisfying aspect of their work.1 However,   1. 2. 3. 4. Today, average face-to-face time with a patient is ~10 minutes2 It would take between 11-18 hours daily for a PCP to provide all of the preventative and chronic disease management required for a typical patient compliment. 3,4 http://www.physiciansfoundation.org/ Gottschalk A. Annals of family medicine 2005;3(6):488-493. Yarnall KS. American journal of public health 2003;93(4):635-641 Ostbye T. Annals of family medicine 2005;3(3):209-214
  53. 53. What mHealth can Mean for Healthcare Providers 1. mHealth technologies will dramatically change the practice of medicine, which, at first blush is very concerning to physicians. 2. However mHealth will eventually free physicians of being directly involved in precision, algorithmic medicine that currently takes up a majority of their day. 3. Instead providers will regain their primary role as a diagnostician and educator allowing for longer and more rewarding interactions for both patients and providers.
  54. 54. Unplugged Medicine: Bringing Solutions to the Consumer Healthcare Team -Physician -Nurse -Pharmacist -Dietician
  55. 55. Medicine Unplugged: Bringing the Solution to the Problem through Mobile Health- Summary 1. Healthcare in the US is unsustainably expensive and does not provide consumers with the kind or quality of care they require. 2. mHealth technologies provide a starting point for the complete re-engineering of healthcare that engages and empowers consumers, improves outcomes, lowers costs and improves satisfaction for all involved. 3. Real world, large-scale demonstration projects and/or pragmatic clinical trials are greatly needed.

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