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Harnessing The Power Of Mobile For Healthcare
Tech Crunch

People are checking their phones more than ever. The average person checks their phone 150 times a day — up from 110 just two years ago, according to Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report. Why? The majority of phone checks come from looking at the time, reading text messages or getting social media updates. Most of this obsessive checking can seem pretty trivial.

But what if we could harness this mindless activity into something more important — what if we could use it as a way to constantly encourage us, and help engrain positive behavior changes into our daily routine? The answer is that we may be able to — and sooner than you think.

With Apple’s announcements around Watch’s Airstrip app last week — a tool that has the ability to remotely monitor the vital signs of a patient — healthcare and mobile are finally being married in a real and powerful way. Salesforce, meanwhile, announced the launch of its Salesforce Health Cloud earlier this month — a novel platform that brings a patient’s health data, from medical records to wearable statistics, into one place for doctors.