Thursday, August 23, 2012

Doctor App

FoIB Holly R tips us to the newest iWrinkle:

"Before long, your doctor may be telling you to download two apps and call her in the morning ...  Soon they may also act as medical devices, helping patients monitor their heart rate or manage their diabetes, and be paid for by insurance."

That last bit may be misleading: good luck with that claim. They may be eligible for reimbursement from an HSA/HRA/FSA (though I wouldn't count in it).

Still, the basic idea seems sound: after all, diabetics routinely use small, portable devices to check A1c levels. On the other hand, there's still the unsettled issue of who actually owns the data being transmitted.

Ooops, gotta run: phone's ringin'.
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