What will it take to have innovation pay in eHealth?

Those of us who’ve been stationed on the frontiers of remote monitoring technology (telehealth, telecare, eHealth etc.) have heard (in stereo, continuous loop) that it’s the ‘next big thing’ …from small innovative companies and now giants such as GE and Intel which have thrown millions into it and come up with devices…that are still largely in test.  BNet Healthcare discusses why we aren’t there yet (and no surprises here)–physician reimbursement is scanty (Medicare and private insurance.)  Profiled:  the Watermark home sleep apnea diagnostic device that allows physicians to diagnose patients at home, not at a more expensive sleep clinic, and is reimbursed by Medicare–but not commercial insurers.  Why Innovation Doesn’t Pay in Healthcare