Parallel 6 Appoints David Lee Scher, M.D., Pioneer in Digital Health Technology, as its Chief Medical Advisor to Scientific Advisory Board -
Parallel 6, an enterprise mobile technology company, has appointed David Lee Scher, M.D. as the Chief Medical Advisor of Parallel 6's Scientific Advisory Board. As a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist for more than 25 years and an experienced clinical trial investigator, his expertise makes him a knowledgeable resource to Parallel 6's Clinical Reach, an end-to-end technology solution for clinical trial recruitment and retention. His dedication to merge healthcare and technology is recognized worldwide as he travels globally to speak about the necessity of mobile health technologies, as outlined in his blog 'Five Reasons Why Mobile Technology Needs Clinical Trials.' -
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The use of mobile health apps has not accelerated as quickly as industry pundits predict.
Mobile health apps can be classified as
1. Consumer oriented for accumulating data for evaluation of fitness,reporting on exercise routines. These are wearable devices and do not communicate activities in real time.
2. Patient portals for clinics, hospitals, and to give patients access to laboratory results, imaging reports, messaging, appointments
3. EHR mobile applications to add mobile functionality for providers, and hospitals
4. Provider oriented
Consumer oriented mobile health apps are readily available for download at the iTunes store for iOS ( Apple products, ie iPad, iPhone, iMac and Macbook.)