At the end of the segment, a very interesting question is asked. If a consistent stream of important information - such as blood sugar levels and glucose levels - should this be included in the health records of patients? Who will be in charge of adding this to the patient records? What ultimate benefit will apps like these have?
Patients are using mobile devices to monitor their health, and the piece featured at NPR shows that this is here to stay. This September at ePharma Summit West, Monique Levy, the Vice President, Research, Manhattan Research will be on hand to present Understand the True Use of Smartphones and Tablets in the Care Continuum which will examine how patients use their SmartPhones, was the information can be shared to EHRs and how patients and physicians are actually using the devices. For more information on Monique's presentation and the rest of the agenda, download it here. If you'd like to join us this September 16-18 in Downtown San Francisco, as a reader of this blog when you register to join us and mention code XP1856BLOG, you'll save 15% off the standard rate!