From Mobile Technology to Mobile Health

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Mobile technology is not the solution. Mobile health is. Well what's the difference? Mobile technology focused around the sensor, around the hardware, around the data collection. But it's how you leverage that data that's mobile health. We don't have a diabetes and obesity problem in this country.

We've got the education problem and we've got an awareness problem. The most sophisticated people really don't understand how to eat and how to exercise and what is exercise. There's so much strategy that can go behind that, and we have the technology to actually measure it and do it remotely but we haven't done it.

So today, that technology is there. So increasing awareness to quantifying your personal dashboard and then also understanding your predispositions to your genetic predispositions and then following that up with actually implementing a plan to improve your awareness and educate on what the right things to do.

If you don't measure what you're doing you can't manage and we know that from the business theory. It's been common but beyond that, if you look at what chronic diseases are, they're preventable diseases and so by increasing awareness we found that people automatically start changing their behaviour without even realizing just because they're counting things that they never did.

So, all of a sudden when you start seeing your data, you start doing things because you're just getting used to behavior tracking. So, once you get used to the behavior tracking and somebody gives you just some guidance, you automatically migrate towards changing those things because you realize it's not dramatic, in many instances it's so.

There is a segment on medicine that's going to be virtual and it's going to be focused around population health management. You always need hospitals but I think what you're going to see is care is going to be moved more from a clinic in brick store modern space to a virtual space.

What you're going to have is a creation of a special with a doctor where you have an intern is they are still dealing with acute care. But you're going to have digital medicine, digital health specialist that really have ecosystems build around managing populations of chronic disease and patients love it.

If you look at some of the testimonials and the outcome, I mean they really love the fact that they feel like they are in control. So I do think that what you're seeing is a creation of a new specialty that I anticipate in the next three to five years will formalize and you have some formal training in this area.

At least I hope that we're going that direction. The young people come into this and they are like, this is the way medicine should be practiced and I think that you don't have to say much you have to show them. And I think if you show them how it can be done, I think they'll get very engaged.

We have a long list every time we post an ad, we have many many people, doctors, nurses. We don't have trouble finding great talent. So, I think that if you build it, they will come model for both patients and health care practitioners is true..