'Killer app' mHealth + EHRs–Deloitte

The Deloitte Center for Health Solutions earlier this month released a report that found that combining mobile devices and electronic health records would be a “killer app” with significant benefits for patients.  According to a report in eWeek, “The personal health record embedded in mobile communication devices – mPHR – is the ‘killer app’ that may change the game for providers, consumers and payers,” said Paul Keckley, Ph.D., executive director.  In addition, younger people in their 20s-40s–typified as Generation X and Y–were twice as willing as baby boomers and senior citizens to maintain EMRs and use MCDs (mobile communication devices).  eWeek report.