Forbes (magazine) discovers mHealth

Merrill Matthews, a resident scholar with the Institute for Policy Innovation in Dallas, TX, preaches the mHealth religion in this overview article for Forbes, starting with what he learned from chairing a panel at their recent communications summit with Dr. Christopher Wasden, Managing Director, Strategy and Innovation at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Dr. Anand K. Iyer, President and COO at WellDoc.  No great surprise that Matthews deduces that mHealth, not government, has great potential for improving quality of care while lowering costs–and doctors aren’t tech-phobic as long as it doesn’t cost a bundle and fits in the workflow. Also mentioned (not by name) are the iStethoscope app and Sproxil (drug anti-counterfeiting).  Dr. Cell Phone will see you now.