Five tech areas benefiting from ACA upheld (US)

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David Lee Scher, MD proposes that five technology areas will benefit from the current US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) greenlighting of the Accountable Care Act (ACA):  informatics, mobile apps, telemedicine (virtual consults), peer-to-peer healthcare social networking and (drumroll) remote monitoring (telehealth and text/SMS).  As Dr. Scher concludes, the pressure is now on to develop, approve and adopt technology. This very well could be the outcome  no matter what happens (including a restructuring of ACA by a post-November US President and Congress), but there’s factors called 50 US states (all of which approve healthcare payment and delivery), the Five Big Questions (now expanded)* and technologies starving for funding.  See comments below the article, especially the first (read bottom up) is not a top down task. (Disclosure: deetelecare is Editor Donna) Companies selling these 5 technologies should like the Obamacare ruling (MedCityNews)

* The Four Big Questions (FBQs)–who pays, how much, who’s looking at the data, who’s actioning it–are now Five–integrating the data into patient records, in presumably an accessible and effective way.