Dr George Margelis August 9, 2012, 7:19 am Very interesting article on the value of health technology for ACOs, although I would argue that mobility is only part of the equation, and many of the technologies noted are not limited to mobile devices. Most of the benefit could be accrued by a variety of technologies, not just the mobile phone platform. In reality the most important aspect is in delivering the services via a cloud service type model, The various stakeholders involved can utilize the technology and form factor that most suits them at any particular time. Primary care providers tend to deliver care from an office environment, so standard PC devices make more sense. In hospitals, COWs or tablets make sense, and for patients mobile phones and other consumer electronics formats make sense. The key is to ensure continuity and conformity across the platforms. In Australia we have recently launched our own ACO type organizations called Medicare Locals which face similar challenges to the US ACOs. I hope we can learn from each other to provide better and more efficient health services.