“The Affordable Care Act is here!” - President Obama, Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD September 26, 2013
“How is it possible to do all this and keep costs down?”, asked President Obama.
Listen at 20:40:
“Over the past five years, we’ve more than doubled the adoption of Electronic Health Records for physicians, so that means they can track what’s going on better and make fewer mistakes.”
But more shortly follows…
“New technology startup companies are coming up with new inventions to monitor patient health, prevent infections. There’s innovation going on all across the country.”
Pretty exciting stuff? But you know all about this innovation going on because you live this innovation everyday. It’s your business.
How about a sneak peek at what’s next for the Affordable Care Act?
Across the pond, in the United Kingdom, NHS England, in an effort to improve quality of care and control health care costs…
“Everyone with a long-term condition or disability must have a digital personalised care plan accessible online or via a mobile phone app by 2015.”
Innovation is happening. Mandates to use these innovations are coming. Innovations are happening not only across the United States, but throughout the world. Mandates to use these innovations will spread beyond England to the United States and other government-supported health care systems.
Without question, health IT and mobile health applications play a significant role in delivering quality health care while controlling costs of health care.
Will your health IT software, personalized digital health solution, or mobile health app make a difference?