1st Edition

A Virtual Care Blueprint
How Digital Health Technologies Can Improve Health Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Cost-Effectiveness

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after August 5, 2021
ISBN 9780367650940
August 5, 2021 Forthcoming by Productivity Press
216 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

USD $39.95

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Book Description

Mobile Health: The Digital Revolution in Healthcare examines innovation in U.S. healthcare with respect to digital health and mobile health technologies. The author, through an immersive, challenging, and deeply revealing personal experience explores the ways in which technology and the digital revolution are making big changes to healthcare around the world. Exploring innovation at the intersection of health policy, medicine, and digital health technology, the book also explores important applications of technology to the current gaps in healthcare. Through the lens of innovative digital health start-ups, big tech companies, entrepreneurs, highly respect policy researchers, actual patients, and the authors’ personal tragic story, this book shows how the industry can and will innovate to improve the system. The author highlights how innovators must focus on building solutions that solve problems at the patient’s level to improve health and support wellbeing through a fundamental shift from reactive to proactive healthcare services. The book also discusses current topics in healthcare reform and innovation, illustrating it through the perspective of caring for an acutely ill patient. Throughout the book, the pressures and motivations driving modern healthcare in the U.S. are explored as new business models and solutions are introduced, and how real improvements for patients can be successful through innovation and research.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Greg Weidner, MD, FACP

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Digital Health—A New Industry

Chapter 3: The Smartphone and the Internet

Chapter 4: Refocusing our Collective Efforts: Addressing Health Risk Factors

Chapter 5: Bridging and Adjusting the Setting of Care

Chapter 6: Telemedicine—The Genesis of Virtual Care

Chapter 7: Telemedicine: The Evidence

Chapter 8: The Patient Relationship: The Softer Side of Virtual Care

Chapter 9: Data Collection in Healthcare—an overview

Chapter 10: Wearables and Predictive Analytics

Chapter 11: Remote-Patient Monitoring

Chapter 12: RPM-Driven Virtual Care: Frontline Perspectives

Chapter 13: Remote-Patient Monitoring Outcomes

Chapter 14: Digging Deeper: Outcomes by Condition

Chapter 15: Payment and Policy

Chapter 16: Digital Therapeutics

Chapter 17: Furthering the Field and Adoption

Chapter 18: Our Moral Responsibility and a Compass

Chapter 19: Conclusion

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Robert L. Longyear III works in healthcare research, innovation, and strategy. He is currently VP of Digital Health and Innovation at Wanderly. He studied Healthcare Management and Policy at Georgetown University where he completed his thesis on innovative payment and delivery system reform efforts in state Medicaid programs. Robert has worked in health policy for a national managed care trade association, a leading Medicaid research institute, and at a digital health technology company. He has contributed to several major research studies and has spoken at conferences and events to promote innovation and research in healthcare. When his mom's chronic myeloid leukemia spiraled out of control, he became a caregiver as she fought for her life. The 6 months navigating the healthcare system provided the best education possible. This experience informs his work every single day.