mobile health

By Brian Dolan March 6, 2012
For the past three years two topics have steadily grown in importance for healthcare providers. The first is meaningful use. The second: mobility. Nearly half of the physicians in the United States use tablets, and more than 80 percent of them have smartphones. Every healthcare facility is working to achieve meaningful use. While these two discussions have largely inhabited different orbits, that...
By Brian Dolan March 1, 2012
At the very beginning of Dr. Eric Topol's book, The Creative Destructive of Medicine, and throughout its chapters, he invokes the name of Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, who is credited with popularizing the term "creative destruction." Topol's book argues that medicine will inevitably be "Schumpetered", and as he told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview, he believes this creative...
By Brian Dolan February 28, 2012
When it comes to IT, healthcare providers are currently focused on achieving meaningful use. No surprise there. That was one of the key findings of the 23rd Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, which was published at the association's massive health IT tradeshow in Las Vegas last week. Last year's survey also found that fewer than 1 percent of those providers surveyed planned to make providing patient...
By Brian Dolan February 14, 2012
Last week MobiHealthNews hosted its first webinar of 2012. During my presentation I shared my 12 trends for 2012. Our co-presenter, Aaron Kaufman from Kony Healthcare Solutions also shared his take on the year ahead. Check out the complimentary, hour-long webinar on demand right here. 1.) The Adoption of Smartphones and Tablets. This is by far the most obvious trend because it has been so steady...
By Brian Dolan February 9, 2012
(Quick Reminder: MobiHealthNews' first webinar of the year is today at 2PM ET. Complimentary registration can be found right here -- if you aren't one of the 1,000+ who have registered already!) This week's Super Bowl was the most-watched television event in the history of the United States. According to Nielsen, more than 111 million people tuned in. Very few people, however, likely noticed that...
By Brian Dolan February 2, 2012
This week results from a study conducted in 2008 found their way into a medical journal: Virtual coaches work. According to the study, conducted by researchers at the Center for Connected Health, Northeastern University, and Massachusetts General Hospital overweight people wearing wireless pedometers upped their average activity levels by a significant amount if they checked in with a virtual...
By Neil Versel February 2, 2012
It's come up again. "I am studying the wireless healthcare market and wanted to understand if there is any difference between wireless healthcare and mobile healthcare (m-health) market," reads the question on the popular LinkedIn Wireless Health group's message board. Some of the responses are expected, others are, shall we say, interesting: "Generally, m-health uses mobile cellular technology,...
By Brian Dolan February 1, 2012
A recent survey of more than 100 physicians conducted by Spyglass Consulting Group concluded that 80 percent of physicians believe the iPad has a "promising future in healthcare," but they remain skeptical that the device is ready to transform patient care delivery. Gregg Malkary, Managing Director of Spyglass Consulting Group, noted that the iPad is just one component of the overall end-to-end...
By Brian Dolan January 26, 2012
In our recent video report, Mobile Health Challenges in 2012, Dr. Eric Topol, the Vice Chairman of the West Wireless Health Institute, had this insight: "Right now healthcare is incredibly expensive, but a lot of these new innovative technologies are frugal innovations. For the first time they not only fulfill unmet needs, but at lower costs," Topol said. "We've never seen that before." In...
By Brian Dolan December 5, 2011
“We are talking about taking the biggest technology breakthrough of our time and using it to address our greatest national challenge,” Kathleen Sebelius U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said during her keynote presentation at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this morning. Sebelius envisioned a “remarkable future” where control over a patient’s own health was always within their...

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