Mobile health trends and challenges in 2012

By Brian Dolan
02:59 am
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mobile health challenges 2012In a few weeks MobiHealthNews will host its first webinar of 2012, which will look at the trends that are set to dominate the year ahead. The online event, called 2012 Mobile Health Trends, will also include a sneak peek of what we expect to be the talk of the HIMSS 2012 event that takes place in Las Vegas next month.

Three years ago the buzz at HIMSS was that an electronic medical records (EMR) vendor had developed a smartphone app. Two years ago the industry wondered whether consumer-grade tablets would really find their way into clinical settings. Last year an overwhelming number of vendors showed off smartphone and tablet apps -- or promised that such apps were in the works. While many were terminal apps with frustrating user interfaces, it became clear that mobile was now the platform of choice for physicians.

Following my presentation on mobile health trends -- both consumer-facing and provider-centric -- in 2012, Kony's General Manager of mHealth, Aaron Kaufman will share his perspectives. We'll be sure to save plenty of time for Q&A with attendees. The webinar begins at 2PM ET on February 9th.

Registration is complimentary -- sign up today! (More details here.)

I'm also excited to share a new video report that we produced in collaboration with our friends at ListenIn Pictures. The short video, MobiHealthNews: Challenges for mHealth 2012, was shot on-location at the mHealth Summit this past December. It pulls from interviews with dozens of MobiHealthNews readers who shared their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing mHealth in 2012. The video frames some of the problems that mobile health services could help solve. It features a number of warnings and lessons learned from mHealth workers with experience in the field.

Watch our new video, MobiHealthNews: Challenges for mHealth 2012, after the jump.

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