Digital Health – What? Why? Who?
Published by Gil Hidas, CEO of iUFLow
Digital Health means different things to different people and organizations.
In Australia, there is a Digital Health Agency, headed by Tim Kelsey.
From the agency website:
The Agency is responsible for all national digital health services and systems, with a focus on engagement, innovation and clinical quality and safety. Our focus is on putting data and technology safely to work for patients, consumers and the healthcare professionals who look after them.
Eric Topol, in his book “The Creative Destruction of Medicine” talks about digital technologies, social networking, mobile connectivity and bandwidth, increasing computing power and the data universe will converge with wireless sensors, genomics, imaging, and health information systems and how they will to creatively destroy medicine as we know it.
He refers to this as ‘digital medicine’, or the digitization of human beings.
Sanjeev Bhavnani defines mHealth as “the practice of medicine supported by portable diagnostic devices“.
Furthermore, the emergence of mobile health (mHealth) technologies has resulted from:
1. An urgent need to address the rising burden of chronic diseases;
2. Moore’s law—the exponential increase in computing power resulting in the development of smaller and cheaper mobile electronics.
3. Shifting healthcare model to an increasingly patient-centric designs; meaning moving from Volume based medicine to Value based (also being referred to as the Affordable Care Act and Obama Care).
Where is iUFlow placed?
The iUFlow is an Easy – Automated – Exact “Hands-Free” Bladder Monitoring solution.
We do patients and providers engagement, innovation, digital clinics, mHealth (portable diagnostic device), addressing the rising burden of chronic diseases on the community and more.