M-Health opportunities

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Presentation to Asia Pacific Radio Spectrum Conference 2012 for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on mobile health opportunities and challenges
Apr 13 2012

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M-Health opportunities

  1. 1. M-Health: RecentDevelopment, Challenges and Opportunities Charles Mok Founding Chair, Internet Society Hong Kong @ APRSC 2012 | 2012.4.13
  2. 2. From ‘telemedicine’ to M-health Entrenching of tech use Changing mindset Mobile devices Driven by users  Failure of „top-down‟ – e.g. Concern of physical loss  Users „taking matters into their own hands‟
  3. 3. Doctors using smartphones (US)
  4. 4. Four key areas of M-health Communications Knowledge Integration Monitoring
  5. 5. Communications Doctor-to-doctor (D2D) Doctor-to-patient (D2P) Patient-to-patient (P2P)
  6. 6. Knowledge Doctors access to knowledge and information More informed and empowered patients Example: Diabetic Nephropathy Management Program (Developed for Dr CP Ho, by Computancy)
  7. 7. Example: Diabetic NephropathyManagement Program
  8. 8. Example: Diabetic NephropathyManagement Program
  9. 9. Integration Mobile EHR Enhanced quality of healthcare Privacy and security
  10. 10. Monitoring US Dept of Veteran Affairs experiment since 2003  71,000 veterans now receiving daily monitoring for conditions such as diabetes, heart diseases and post- traumatic stress disorder via a “Health Buddy”  Dec 2008 VA findings:  Hospital admission: -19%  Days in hospitals: -25%  Jan 2009 New England Healthcare Institute:  $6.4B savings can be achieved if for all US patients at risk of heart failure
  11. 11. Example: Cybertecture Mirror
  12. 12. It‟s the economics, stupid! Not about technology in the end Who pays for it? What is the business model? Tie to cost savings The role of insurance Consumerization Other challenges:  Privacy and security concerns  Interoperability/data standards
  13. 13. Thank you!Charles MokFounding Chair, Internet Society Hong Kongmok@isoc.hkwww.isoc.hkwww.charlesmok.hk

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