Health Technology’s ‘Enthusiasm Gap’
The Washington Post reports that many of the predictions for health technology's future depend on how willing health care providers are to embrace new technology. Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News reports specifically on the important and evolving role of home care technology and iWatch News offers a status report of how the states are doing.
The Washington Post: In Health Technology, An Enthusiasm Gap Between Startups And Doctors
Topol and the other presenters at this week's mHealth Summit predict that health care in coming years will be highly personalized, ultra-efficient and will most likely involve smart phones and tablets. That is, of course, only if mobile health entrepreneurs can get health care providers to embrace the new technologies, which so far they have been slow to do (Khazan, 12/6).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Home Health Advocates Push Remote Monitoring In Medicare
Home care technology can play a critical role in keeping patients out of hospitals and at home, but many providers believe new policies should be used to encourage its adoption (Marcy, 12/6).
iWatch News: Interactive: A Status Report On Health Information Technology In The States
This map provides a status report on where states stand in distributing Medicaid incentive payments for adoption of health information technology (12/7).