Will the FCC under “Net neutrality” kill an important and promising area of innovation in medicine, “mobile medicine”?
The FCC may not kill such innovation completely but it may slow it down, likely by a lot. This is a particular shame as the people who may benefit most from “mobile medicine” are the poor and otherwise isolated and marginalized.
(From The NCPA)
Mobile interventions may finally solve the problem of delivering health services effectively to low-income and minority populations who have less access to traditional pathways to care, even though they suffer a significantly greater burden of chronic illness. Allowing FCC’s new rules to happen would cause the most promising area of innovation in U.S. health care to blow up on the launching pad, says NCPA senior fellow John R. Graham.