In Fast Company, Leslie Saxon, M.D., executive director of the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California (USC) says yes, in large and small ways. Example–counterfeit drug tracking (not named here but must be Sproxil’s Mobile Product Authentication–TA 31 March], SMS messaging. And again the examples of chronic disease management, which in the developed world accounts for 75% of healthcare spend for young and old–and where telehealth, mobile health and apps can make a huge–and largely proven–difference. Written for a non-healthcare audience, it’s a well-written roundup and strong advocacy. Fast Company
For more on USC’s Center for Body Computing’s fascinating collaborations with their filmmaking (!) and engineering schools for advanced device design, Hollywood-quality visual education and virtual reality, see this earlier article from Fast Company.