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Wireless Health: Personalized Medicine Comes to the Device Industry

This article was originally published in Start Up

Executive Summary

This is the device industry's wireless wake-up call. With all the speed and acceleration of an advancing information technology industry, forces outside of the medical device industry are driving shifts in medical product markets and business models. Those forces include the consumerization. globalization, systematization, and economies of scale created by IT. Wireless medicine enables connectivity between caregivers and patients, continuous monitoring of patients with chronic diseases, and a new paradigm for personalized medicine, one based on the patterns that can be gleaned from enormous volumes of individualized patient data, rather than on blood-based biomarkers.

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