Health IT Gurus predict the Next Big App
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“Mobile healthcare apps are multiplying fast and putting a vast array of new tools in the hands of patients and the providers who deliver their care. The pace and scope of innovation makes it hard to imagine what app developers will create next. So we put the question to some of the thinkers in the best position to know what’s needed and what’s possible.”
Here are a few key quotes from the article:
Dr. Deborah Peel, founder of Patient Privacy Rights Foundation, a privacy advocacy organization:
“People want control of their information. They want to be able to decide who sees it and make it go away. And so I think that the next big thing in healthcare is going to be that kind of control for patients over their information.”
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS:
“We are going to be in an era where everyone is going to be looking to improve health and healthcare at lower cost. And we are going to be looking at every underutilized resource in healthcare. And the greatest, the most underutilized resource in healthcare is the patient and their family members…”