A report from The Economist Intelligence Unit takes an in depth look at how connected and mobile health are changing the healthcare industry through patient engagement. WLSA’s Rob McCray was an interviewee providing insights to the report along with other industry leaders, including Dr. Eric Topol and Young Sohn. See the preface below and read the full report.
Preface of the report:
“Power to the patient: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare studies the changing role of mobile technologies in global health. From Kenya to Thailand to the US, smart phones and tablets are altering how care is delivered and received. The possibilities of these new and emerging technologies are countered by risks, including the potential for privacy issues. This report explores the influence of mobile in health systems globally and how it is likely to evolve in the future. As a basis for the research, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a global survey of 144 healthcare leaders working in public and private healthcare, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices, in June 2014. The findings and views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor. The author was John Carey. Frieda Klotz edited the report and Mike Kenny was responsible for layout. We would like to thank all of the executives who participated, whether on record or anonymously, for their valuable insights.”