Faculty Articles

PubMed Identifier

26720310

Title

mHealth: Don't Forget All the Stakeholders in the Business Case.

ISBN or ISSN

1923-2195

Publication Title

Medicine 2 0

Volume

4

Issue

2

Publication Date / Copyright Date

12-31-2015

First Page

4

Last Page

4

Publisher

J M I R Publications, Inc.

Abstract

Mobile health (mHealth) facilitates linking patient-generated data with electronic health records with clinical decision support systems. mHealth can transform health care, but to realize this potential it is important to identify the relevant stakeholders and how they might be affected. Such stakeholders include primary stakeholders, such as patients, families and caregivers, clinicians, health care facilities, researchers, payors and purchasers, employer, and miscellaneous secondary stakeholders, such as vendors, suppliers, distributors, and consultants, policy makers and legislators. The breadth and depth of the mHealth market make it possible for mHealth to have a considerable effect on people's health. However, many concerns exist, including privacy, data security, funding, and the lack of case studies demonstrating efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Many American and European initiatives to address these concerns are afoot.

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Keywords

Internet, mobile, mobile health, app, social media, health care market

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