If you want to do something thoughtful for your aging mother this mother’s day, give her an mHealth plan. You want to be there for Mom, but when you can’t, you and she can rest easy knowing that an emergency-trained doctor is just a phone call away.
Long gone are the days of the great digital divide. Today most seniors are using mobile phones regularly. Of American adults ages 65 or older, 69% report having a mobile phone, up from 57% in May 2010, according to Pew Research. More than half, 53%, are using the Internet or email.
mHealth means access to a doctor using mobile communications. A patient with a mobile health plan can simply pick up their cell phone or landline, place a call, verify their identity with an attendant, then be connected to a board-certified, emergency-trained physician within moments. GetMedCallAssist reports average wait-times of 2 minutes to speak to a doctor.
GetMedCallAssist related a story from this past week about a field rep using mHealth to care for his aging mother. ===> Continue Reading