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U.S. Health Care Goes High Tech to Cut Costs, Deliver Quality

American health care providers are increasingly turning to technology to reduce costs and deliver better care. So says a new report from inMedica that projects patients using telehealth services will grow six times by 2017. Another study, the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey, has reviewed more than 200 healthcare provider employees and found that 90 percent use mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare. Respondents described using a variety of mobile tools, including app-enabled patient portals, telehealth services, and text communications. With 90 percent of U.S. adults now owning a mobile device, it’s not surprising that the health industry is rapidly adopting mobile tech in the continuing revolution in practices now radically reshaping that sector.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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