Mobile Health 20/20: Verizon, Google, GlowCap

Last year was a big one for mobile health. By mid-year especially spirits were high and many companies made mobile health related announcements, deals, launches and the like. Here's a run-down of three big stories (about Verizon, Google, Vitality) that took place one year ago this week in a new MobiHealthNews segment we call Mobile Health 20/20.

Verizon Wireless helps subscribers get in shape

Telemonitors reduce mortality rates of CHF

corventis3A group of researchers that reviewed 25 studies has concluded that remote monitoring of patients with chronic heart disease cuts healthcare costs, improves quality of life and reduces the number of hospital admissions. The review included results from some 9.500 patients. It compared telephone and remote monitoring to standard care.

Wow, that's a lot of mobile health events

Brian Dolan, Editor, MobiHealthNewsMore than a few of you may have heard me say this in-person lately, but I think it may be true: The most lucrative sector in mobile health today just might be the events business. Events are literally on top of each other this fall. Here are the ones MobiHealthNews will be attending as well as a few other events of note.

Handheld Hospital and more mHealth news

Examining the Handheld Hospital: Consulting group PSFK penned a report called the Future of Health Report that details 15 trends that will impact health and wellness around the world, including one called "Handheld Hospital," which examines how handheld devices are transforming the point of care. "It is our hope that this report will inspire your thinking and lead to services, applications and technologies which will allow for more available, quality healthcare," PSFK explained.

Bill Gates talks mHealth; More mHealth news

Bill GatesGates to discuss mHealth: Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has agreed to keynote the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health's second annual mHealth Summit taking place in Washington D.C. this November. Gates will discuss the mobile health opportunity in developing markets.