Connected Health: How Mobile Phones, Cloud and Big Data Will Reinvent Healthcare

Connected Health: How Mobile Phones, Cloud and Big Data Will Reinvent Healthcare

by Jody Ranck
     
 
Our current healthcare system is in need of a radical reinvention. Traditional approaches have not brought the rapid change required by aging populations and the rising costs of healthcare, and government efforts too often get bogged down in partisan politics and fail to address systemic issues.

Thankfully, there is hope on the horizon. New approaches that

Overview

Our current healthcare system is in need of a radical reinvention. Traditional approaches have not brought the rapid change required by aging populations and the rising costs of healthcare, and government efforts too often get bogged down in partisan politics and fail to address systemic issues.

Thankfully, there is hope on the horizon. New approaches that embrace game-changing technology — mobile networks, big data, social media, and the Internet of things — could completely disrupt the status quo and transform the healthcare system. For this change to occur, we must create new institutions and collaborative markets and promote a cultural shift in how we think about medicine, health, and the body. Only then will the path to disruptive innovation be able to overcome its many obstacles and reach a future where health strategists are conversant in the tools and technologies of cooperation.

This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging connected health ecosystem, including the startups and traditional technology players shaping the future of healthcare and innovative approaches by the government that demonstrate the need to move beyond the tired rhetoric of big government versus the market in healthcare.

Editorial Reviews

Brian Dolan
"As expected, Jody Ranck's Connected Health eBook deftly knits together the major technology trends shaping healthcare today. Unlike most every other digital health text, however, Ranck does not shy away from his subject's sticky wickets. Connected Health is a well-studied narrative threaded with a series of important calls-to-action. Both digital health newbies and seasoned healthcare executives would do well to heed Ranck's words."

Brian Dolan, Editor, MobiHealthNews
Frank Moss
"Jody Ranck provides a comprehensive exploration of the many opportunities and challenges of this revolution, both at present and in the future, organizing descriptions of its many facets (eHealth, mHealth, Health 2.0, etc.) under the umbrella title of “connected health."

Frank Moss, managing partner of Strategic Software Ventures, LLC, and a part-time professor of the practice at the MIT Media Lab, where he heads the New Media Medicine group

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014751803
Publisher:
GigaOM Books
Publication date:
06/04/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Jody Ranck, DrPH has a career in health that spans over 20 years and has worked around the world in countries such as Bangladesh, Tunisia, Haiti, Rwanda, Zambia, and Ethiopia with the UN, think tanks, and with the Nobel Peace Prize winning Grameen Bank. A noted thought leader in the area of health innovation and mHealth, he has written widely on Connected Health in global settings. In 2011 he served on a committee of the Institute of Medicine that examined information technologies and global violence prevention. He is also a popular public speaker on technology and society and is a frequent commentator for a number of global news outlets including Bloomberg News.

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