Mobile health on the road again

By Brian Dolan
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Brian Dolan, Editor, MobiHealthNewsConference season is upon us once again. During the next week I'll be making a couple cross country trips to attend various mobile health events in DC, Florida, and California.

The events begin today with the West Wireless Health Institute's Health Care Innovation event in DC. This afternoon I'll be moderating a panel of mobile health companies that have already secured FDA 510(k) clearance: WellDoc, Mobisante, and AirStrip Technologies. A representative from the FDA will also sit in on the panel to keep me and the other panelists in line. I'll be sure to pull from some of the emails readers sent in last week in response to my column on the costs associated with FDA regulation for the discussion.

This weekend we're off to the American Telemedicine Association in Tampa, Florida to catch a keynote from the inventor of the cell phone: Marty Cooper. He's a big proponent of mobile health and also sits on the board of GreatCall, which offers the Jitterbug service. Hopefully we'll get a chance to ask Cooper a few questions about his thoughts on the industry. Be sure to drop us a note if you have any questions for him.

After Tampa the MobiHealthNews team is heading to Palo Alto, California for Stanford University's Mobile Health 2011: What Really Works. This event is largely focused on behavior change and design in mobile health, but this year will include a broader scope. I'll be moderating a business models session later in the afternoon on Thursday.

Action-packed week ahead. Tune into my Twitter feed for live updates from the road: @MobileHealth and expect full reports over the coming days.