Is technology for monitoring sick people in their homes good medicine? One Yale cardiologist says the case hasn't been proved
Excitement over the iPhone and its family of miracle devices is rubbing off on health care, with doctors, policy makers, and especially companies touting a mobile-inspired technology called remote health monitoring as the next big thing in medicine.
The idea: hook up patients at home so their health statistics, such as weight and blood pressure, get beamed to doctors via the Internet or mobile devices. The purported benefits: fewer hospital visits, better care, and much lower costs..