Benjamin Harris

December 10, 2013
There's a healthy amount of enthusiasm both for the present and the future of mHealth in the air at this year's Summit. The range of speakers and attendees at has included entrepreneurs, clinicians, 15 year olds, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, so it's pretty difficult to not be excited for the potential of mobile devices, human ingenuity, and collaboration in the healthcare and social good...
December 4, 2013
As a primer for this year's mHealth Summit, @mHealth_News hosted a Twitter Chat to seek out people's visions for the future of mHealth. Centered around questions and ideas put forth in a blog post on mHealth News, the chat covered four questions related to mHealth's strengths, its place in the future and its potential help transform healthcare. The participants included practitioners, technicians...
February 5, 2013
With mobile devices firmly ensconced in the medical landscape, the conversation centers on the proper place for smartphones, tablets and laptops. One element to this discussion is the role of BYOD, a practice common in many industries where employees use personal devices in the workplace. BYOD can be cost-effective and time-saving, but the security and stability required by medical applications...
December 4, 2012
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November 14, 2012
With all the talk about switching from data centers to cloud-based computing, it seems as if the cloud is an ethereal magic bullet for every problem that healthcare IT might face, from reduced costs to improved flexibility. That reasoning is especially noticeable in mHealth, where the cloud is an enticing solution to the issue of storing and managing data that can't reside on mobile devices or...
November 8, 2012
Moving from a desktop computer to an iPhone may seem like second nature to some and like being attached to a ball and chain to others. As healthcare practices adopt and require mobile-based apps for their EMRs and other services, providers may find that they have little choice but to quit worrying and learn to love their mobile devices. Brad Jannenga, CEO of WebPT, which develops specialized...
October 29, 2012
Remember when doctors walking down halls, talking into tape recorders like Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks? Now they're holding conversations with their mobile devices, taking a page from David Bowman and Frank Poole's interactions with HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Mobile devices such as iPhones and Androids offer both opportunities and challenges for physicians. Critical EHR data is...