Mobile Transitions In Healthcare       ESC Healthcare Informatics             February 2012           Tracey McPherson
The climate of healthcare is changing…
Where we used to have to bring the    patient to the ‘doctor’…
Now we can bring the ‘doctor’      to the patient!
What an astounding concept!
How is this technology possible?!
Well, first of all, a number         of things changed…• The way that we connect changed (cellular &  wireless technology)...
The way that we used to connect was      restrictive & awkward…Cables, cables and more cables!   LQQK! No more cables!
When we connect today, the speed thatdata transfers has increased dramatically!     Before 2000 …      From 2000 to 2010 + …
When you need information, it is available on   your device faster than ever before!
The size of the devices that we connect  with has decreased dramatically!     1993 Hardware vs 2008 Hardware…
Finally… ‘Cloud Computing’, an extension of classicclient/server networking, makes these smaller, faster,  wireless device...
As all of these things began to change, theinternet became a lot more useful and fun for                    people…  And o...
The types of mobile healthcare devices that we can connect are astounding!
Wireless Tablets        Wireless LaptopsWireless Smartphones   Wireless body sensors
We can even use wireless sensors to monitor the        patient’s vital signs remotely!         Click Here To learn More Ab...
Then, if we wanted to communicate live with thepatient, we could establish a telemedicine video link!
Most practitioners use a variety of   information to render a medical             diagnosis…• Lab results (like blood work...
This has been a Tracey McPherson production!
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Mobile Transitions in Healthcare

  1. 1. Mobile Transitions In Healthcare ESC Healthcare Informatics February 2012 Tracey McPherson
  2. 2. The climate of healthcare is changing…
  3. 3. Where we used to have to bring the patient to the ‘doctor’…
  4. 4. Now we can bring the ‘doctor’ to the patient!
  5. 5. What an astounding concept!
  6. 6. How is this technology possible?!
  7. 7. Well, first of all, a number of things changed…• The way that we connect changed (cellular & wireless technology).• The speed at which we connect improved (the speed at which data transfers exploded).• The size of the hardware that we use to connect shrank (PC devices became smaller).• ‘Cloud Computing’ began to advance rapidly (making small devices even more powerful).
  8. 8. The way that we used to connect was restrictive & awkward…Cables, cables and more cables! LQQK! No more cables!
  9. 9. When we connect today, the speed thatdata transfers has increased dramatically! Before 2000 … From 2000 to 2010 + …
  10. 10. When you need information, it is available on your device faster than ever before!
  11. 11. The size of the devices that we connect with has decreased dramatically! 1993 Hardware vs 2008 Hardware…
  12. 12. Finally… ‘Cloud Computing’, an extension of classicclient/server networking, makes these smaller, faster, wireless devices that we use even more powerful!
  13. 13. With Cloud Computing, or evenclassic client/server computing, …• We can connect very small computer devices, wirelessly, to much larger computers (servers) on the network.• These small wireless devices now transfer information so quickly from the larger computer, that it’s the same as if we were logged on directly to the larger computer!• Our smaller computers act almost only as a ‘looking glass’ into the larger computer (server).• This means, there is virtually no limit to what can be performed with the smaller computer device anymore!
  14. 14. As all of these things began to change, theinternet became a lot more useful and fun for people… And older concepts, like Healthcare Technology, made more sense to implement!
  15. 15. The types of mobile healthcare devices that we can connect are astounding!
  16. 16. Wireless Tablets Wireless LaptopsWireless Smartphones Wireless body sensors
  17. 17. We can even use wireless sensors to monitor the patient’s vital signs remotely! Click Here To learn More About Wireless Body Networking!
  18. 18. Then, if we wanted to communicate live with thepatient, we could establish a telemedicine video link!
  19. 19. Most practitioners use a variety of information to render a medical diagnosis…• Lab results (like blood work & biopsies)• Vital signs• Information gathered verbally• Visual inspection
  20. 20. With today’s Mobile Healthcare Technology, all of that information can be made available to the practitionerwithout the need to actually physically see the patient!
  21. 21. This has been a Tracey McPherson production!

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