[UPDATE: View the Chris Nicholson Storify at the bottom of this page for a recap of the live Q&A.]
In no other industry is timeliness more important than it is in healthcare. Unfortunately though, it is easy to get lost in the noise as a patient. Each year, physicians in America conduct over 1.2 billion patient visits. It is hard to even get in to see a doctor much less to expect one to follow up and make sure things are going well a week later. Things are getting worse, too. The American Association of Medical Colleges says that in 10 years there will be a shortage of 90,000 doctors in the United States. This isn’t an immediate care specific problem either. Across the board in healthcare accountability, follow up, and reminders are lacking whether you are trying to talk to your personal trainer or need to remember to pick up your prescription.
Fortunately, tech is to the rescue, and on this weeks #MobileChat we have the honor of talking to Chris Nicholson of mPulse Mobile about how they are tackling this problem head on. mPulse mobilizes the consumer healthcare experience by utilizing mobile technology to enable health partners to effectively connect with consumers in the most relevant and appropriate means. Some topics we will touch on include some of the macro trends mPulse Mobile is seeing in mobile health, the impact of security and HIPAA on mobile health communications, and what consumers want vs what business want when it comes to mobile.
Join us Wednesday, May 27th from 9-10pm ET via #MobileChat on Twitter to talk with Chris, whose expertise extends far beyond healthcare.
Look forward to chatting – Ryson Walden