Topol Talks mHealth, Patient Generated Data At HIMSS15

Source: Scripps Health

Health IT Outcomes was at HIMSS15 in Chicago broadcasting live from the show floor and recording podcasts with key exhibitors. Health IT Voices hosts Todd Schnick and Kelly Riggs spoke with many of healthcare's most influential leaders in order to keep you current on the latest technology and people driving health IT.

In this podcast, Dr. Eric Topol, Director and Chief Academic Officer for Scripps Health explains what impact he believes the proliferation and use of mHealth technologies – clinical smartphone attachments and applications, remote sensors, etc. – will have on the transformation of healthcare. Topol shares examples of these technologies in action as well as what benefits have these tools have provided both provide physicians and patients. Topol goes on to offer his opinion was to what he thinks it will take to move these technologies into mainstream medicine. Topol also talks about the types of health data patients capturing about themselves today, how he sees this practice increasing in the future, and how this will change the relationship between the patient and their physician, particularly as it relates to ownership of health data. Topol also addresses the security issues healthcare needs to address as we move to digitized medicine and patient data ownership and how increased patient control of their own health will change the healthcare system for the better.

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