Docs, don’t ignore mHealth, by Matt Mattox, contains good advice for the medical community. Engaged health consumers are increasingly interested in exercising greater control over their own health and access to health care providers. The Scanadu Scout is in a category of smart products that will meet this demand. The technology is moving very rapidly. Regulatory matters will act as a governor on the space. Cultural expectations and habits will affect the rate of consumer adoption. The medical community will be concerned about the loss of revenue. However, the value proposition is too great to ignore. The emotional pay-off of being in control of personal and family health is compelling. Dr. Welby is permanently out of the office.
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