September 25, 2012
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a public briefing this week with its mHealth Task Force, which formed just this past June to work with various other healthcare professionals and technologists to create a report full of "concrete" next steps that the FCC (and other agencies) can take to facilitate the adoption and acceleration of mHealth in the United States. The task force co-...
June 7, 2012
Dr. Mohit Kaushal
By Dr. Mohit Kaushal and Blair Levin
In the 1920’s, the government dedicated wireless spectrum to enable broadcasting for a new medium: radio. In the ‘40’s it did so with television, in the ‘60’s with satellites and in the ‘80’s, it enabled a one-to-one form of communication by dedicating spectrum to cellular phones. Now the government is dedicating spectrum for a...
May 11, 2011
The FCC announced plans this week to launch an emergency alert system for mobile phones. The system is called Personalized Localized Alerting Network (PLAN), which as the name implies, sends the alerts to only those mobile phone users in a certain area. PLAN is just an addition to the existing Emergency Broadcast Service, which is transmitted via radio and television currently.
PLAN will work for...
August 9, 2010
Apple iPads for all Stanford med students: The Stanford University School of Medicine plans to distribute iPads to the forthcoming class of 91 first-year medical school and master’s of medicine students as part of a trial program to integrate the mobile device into academic life. Stanford
Analysis of recent FDA/FCC meeting: Two issues that will have to be resolved here ... are distinguishing real...
August 3, 2010
Gates 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. He joins media mogul Ted Turner as a keynote speaker at this...