Implications of integrating technology:
Under increasing pressure to keep costs down, providers should promote technologies that help manage patients’ health outside of costly care settings.
Shouldering more of their medical costs, health-conscious consumers may be more willing to pay for mobile and other technologies to help manage their health.
Drug and device companies must understand consumer behavior and satisfaction in the social media era.
Reimbursing non-traditional, mobile-enabled therapies may allow insurers to reduce medical costs.