The evolution of and trends in mobile health : a case study of its application to diabetes
Mobile health : An industry landscape
System Design and Management Program.
James M. Utterback.
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The escalating costs of healthcare have created an urgent need to develop innovative solutions that can improve the quality of healthcare delivered and quality of health outcomes. This thesis explores the role that smartphones can play in creating innovative solutions to help meet these goals. The thesis begins with an analysis of the structure of the healthcare industry and emerging trends. The next section introduces to the reader to the concept of dominant architecture and the analysis of glucose monitors using this framework. The latter part of this section highlights the industry landscape of the mobile health industry in general. This is followed by an analysis of mobile health solutions specific to diabetes based on which recommendations for future solutions are drawn. The final sections of this work provides the reader with some insights on emerging trends with some emphasis on potential solutions that can be developed to address existing gaps in the market.
Thesis (S.M. in Engineering and Management)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, System Design and Management Program, 2012.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 101-106).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; System Design and Management Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Engineering Systems Division., System Design and Management Program.