Software-as-a-service when it comes to cloud computing is often talked about, but what about mobile healthcare-as-a-service?
AT&T has launched new cloud-based remote patient monitoring technology that is delivered as software-as-a-service from Ericsson. The offering is designed to help doctors monitor their patients over video on a tablet connected to the Internet, providing coaching, reminders and health education to help better manage chronic diseases remotely without requiring a return hospital visit.
The global market for cloud computing in healthcare is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2017, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. Last year, the market was valued at $1.7 million with just 4 percent penetration, but it's expected to grow by 20.5 percent a year.
Leave it to Athenahealth Chairman and CEO Jonathan Bush to come up with this quotable gem about the federal health IT incentive program: "It's healthcare information technology's version of
Call it coincidence, or perhaps confirmation of a trend. HealthLeaders Media published a story about web-based PACS just as the massive, annual Radiological Society of North America expo got underway