The demand for patient-centric tools to mobilize EMR and medical device data in a single viewer is obvious. All the major providers I talk to, including Dignity Health and Ardent Health, already have a plan to go mobile. But now it’s time to put practical plans in place to implement the strategy.
The best way to go mobile is to support all form factors. In parallel with mHealth implementation, providers should bring the look and feel (i.e. touchscreens) of mobile technologies to physicians’ desktops and laptops. After all, that’s what they are still primarily using when they are not on the go.