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Lunchtime keynote address for HealthCampRDU 2010.

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  1. 1. this was supposed to be the future. where’s my jetpack? where’s my tricorder? How the convergence of connectivity, mobile communications, and social media will transform health care. Robert D Furberg, PhD(c), MBA RTI International Social Policy, Health, and Economics Research (SPHERE)
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ We never, ever in the history of mankind have had access to </li></ul><ul><li>so much information so </li></ul><ul><li>quickly and so easily.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Vinton Cerf </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President, Google </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Designer of TCP/IP protocols & Internet architecture </li></ul><ul><li>Widely known as “Father of the Internet” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>access to the internet </li></ul><ul><li>mobile communications </li></ul><ul><li>social media </li></ul><ul><li>evolution of health care </li></ul>
  4. 8. Long-Term Goals <ul><li>100M US homes should have affordable access to actual DL speeds of at least 100 Mbps. </li></ul><ul><li>US should lead the work in mobile innovation with the fastest & most extensive wireless network. </li></ul><ul><li>Every American should have affordable access to broadband service. </li></ul><ul><li>Every American community should have access to 1Gbps service to anchor institutions. </li></ul>
  5. 10. Recommendations <ul><li>Create appropriate incentives for e-care utilization. </li></ul><ul><li>Modernize regulation to enable HIT adoption. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlock the value of data. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure connectivity for health care delivery locations. </li></ul>
  6. 22. Short Message Service <ul><li>88% of all teens are text messagers </li></ul><ul><li>50% of SMS users are aged 35+, and 75% are aged 25+ </li></ul><ul><li>152.7B text messages sent monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Of 14 health studies reviewd in 2009 that used SMS interventions, only 1 was conducted in the US </li></ul><ul><li>SMS content can be tailored to address an individual’s needs, interests and concerns </li></ul>
  7. 23. Tailored SMS-Based Intervention for People Living with HIV:  Proof-of-Concept Jennifer Uhrig, Robert Furberg, Megan Lewis, Curtis Coomes, Carla Bann, Lisa Kuhns, and Peyton Williams Independent, non-profit, research and development organization One of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ambulatory health care organizations
  8. 24. HIV SMS Conceptual Model
  9. 29. <ul><li>e-patients are increasingly active in their care and are demonstrating the power of the participatory model of care. </li></ul><ul><li>They are equipped, enabled, empowered, engaged, equals, emancipated and experts. </li></ul>
  10. 30. Mobile applications for health & medicine <ul><li>As of February 2010, there were over 5,000 health, medical, and fitness applications available in the major smartphone app stores.   </li></ul>
  11. 33. mobilehealthnews, 2010
  12. 34. Clinical Decision Support: ePSS
  13. 35. Health & Med: Compliance
  14. 36. Location-based service (LBS) applications
  15. 37. Health & Med LBS: VaxTrak
  16. 38. Health & Med LBS: CannabisApps <ul><li>Looking for your cannabis medicine? </li></ul><ul><li>Need to find a doctor? </li></ul><ul><li>Have legal issues? </li></ul>
  17. 41. &quot;To improve the quality of our health care while lowering its cost, we will make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that, within five years, all of America's medical records are computerized.” President Barack Obama
  18. 42. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> technology alone can not heal </li></ul>
  19. 43. <ul><li>“ In our country, patients are the most under-utilized resource, and they have the most at stake. They want to be involved and they can be involved. Their participation will lead to better medical outcomes at lower costs with dramatically higher patient/customer satisfaction.” </li></ul>Charles Safran, MD