While I was in the waiting room of a local hospital today helping a very dear friend navigate through the healthcare system, I needed some good reading material. I was really hoping to find some great up-to-date information about the condition that my friend faces while I was waiting. Sadly, I only found one magazine rack and NO health materials around.
This is a sign that I found just above the magazine rack. It demonstrates the large ocean between the excitement on the mhealth frontier and implementation within medical practices and hospitals. There is alot of work yet to be done.
However, I am not discouraged. Just because something is hard does not mean that it is wrong. Reducing the ocean that divides mhealth excitement and implementation is certainly possible. A marathon rather than a sprint is what it will take, and I am certainly a runner in this exciting race.