mHealth shows success for wellness, lacks promise for medical treatment

Mobile healthcare technology is is showing promise when it comes to wellness efforts, but there is still a long way to go when to comes to medicinal treatment.

The floodgates are wide open in healthcare regarding smartphone device and apps being deployed, but there are many issues when it comes to use of the tools, Prem N. Ramkumar, a Baylor College of Medicine student, writes at the Huffington Post. One problem is that the end user is being ignored or forgotten in the rush to push out new innovations. He adds that there needs to be a focus on treatment segments such as orthopaedic surgery and greater collaboration within the industry.

"If the objective is to help the well become more well, then we are thriving. However, if we choose to unbridle the capability of mobile technology in medicine by remembering the end user, helping the suffering, playing to the strengths of our resources, and enabling collaboration, we are on the precipice of a truly transformational era in modern medicine," he writes. Article