Mobile health, or mHealth, encompasses key market segments that are at the forefront of SYNNEX vendor and solution provider engagement in the coming years. SYNNEX continues to deepen its line card and solutions focus to help partners drive value into rapidly expanding markets with cutting-edge solutions.
Mobile Solutions Overview
Technology is changing the way information is gathered, stored, and shared within and between health care providers. In the most-recent development, much of this information is no longer accessed via hospital-owned desktop computers and securely locked up in large data centers. It’s now captured on smartphones, tablets, and other personal computing devices and stored virtually in the cloud.
This trend, called alternatively “consumerization of information technology” or “bring your own device” (BYOD), is greatly impacting the way physicians interact with patients and how they access information. The challenge for health care organizations is to manage, control, and protect patient information, comply with the HIPAA security and privacy rules, and ensure clinician’s productivity — all while delivering better care at lower costs. The trick is to identify an approach that enables secure use of sensitive data without impeding the delivery of health care. Providers will want to think about:
- Mobile Device Management
- Data Loss Prevention
- Enhanced Web Protection
- Application Management and Version Control
Mobile Health-workers and the in-home care/long-term care settings
As the U.S. populace ages and the baby-boom generation begins to retire, more people will seek to live in their home settings as long as possible. Technology is rapidly enabling ways patients can be monitored and people can be safely cared for in non-traditional settings.
Consider these facts:
- 17,000 home care organizations (9,284 Medicare-certified)
- 7.6 million individuals in home care
- 44 million are caregivers of someone >18
- 1/5 U.S. adults report a disability (47.5 million)
- $57.6 billion per year
- Growing 20% per year
- 75% receive skilled nursing
- 69% >65 years old
- 2/3 are women
- By 2030, 71.5 million over 65
SYNNEX uses key vendor partnerships to build out solutions focused in this area. Mobile devices must be paired with a range of products including wireless activation, secure mobile platforms, workflow-specific carrying cases, and health care software/cloud services to deliver these solutions. Below are just a few of the solutions and vendor options available to you through SYNNEX.
Intel offers recommendations for health care professionals with their Intel Mobile device Selector
Wireless Activation Services/MOBILITYSolv
Visit our MOBILITYSolv website to learn more about these vendors