Personalized mobile technologies, big data driving health into the future

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Personalized mobile health technologies and the maturation of the big data ecosystem in healthcare are among some of the top trends that will have the biggest impact on the future of the healthcare industry, according to Sean Chai, director of innovation technology for the Innovation & Advanced Technology team at Kaiser Permanente. Chai, writing for Computerworld, believes the forthcoming final draft guidance for mobile medical applications by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will be more important than any singular FDA app or device approval, as it will "enable … regulatory certainty needed for apps to move beyond personal health and become true medical devices." As for big data, Chai says genomics can "exponentially explode," and could lead to early detection of potential health problems. Article