This past month MobiHealthNews has been including a "quote of the week" in our newsletter. Sometimes we chose the quote because of what was said, other times simply because of who was saying it. (When the inventor of the mobile phone starts predicting an mHealth future, it bears repeating.)
Since the month is now drawing to a close, here's a review of the most memorable mobile health quotes from the past four weeks:
"The healthcare industry is going to be revolutionized because you will have sensors at various points of your body measuring different things and a computer somewhere or maybe a doctor will be examining you all time." - Marty Cooper, led the team at Motorola that invented the mobile phone, to 60 Minutes
"I think [the wireless health industry has] the opportunity to get in front of payers for the next 12 to 18 months." - Don Casey, CEO of West Wireless Health Institute, to MobiHealthNews at WLSA event in La Jolla, CA.
"Think: mHealth as personal health reform." - Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, health economist and blogger at Health Populi
"At this point Medicare barely acknowledges the existence of eCare. Medicare spends over $400 billion a year -- about $2 million is spent on these kinds of technologies." - US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore)