April 19, 2010
The Vodafone Americas Foundation and the mHealth Alliance announced today that Sana, formerly MocaMobile, had won third place ($100,000) in the Wireless Innovation Prize and also won the mHealth Alliance Award ($50,000). Sana is a multidisciplinary group from MIT that has developed an open source platform that enables mobile phones to capture and send out data for an electronic medical record....
April 13, 2010
The mobile health trend started to pick up steam halfway through last year: Since then a flurry of reports have hit the interwebs with insightful analysis and punchy interviews well worth reading.
At the close of 2009, MobiHealthNews published its own Wireless Health State of the Industry Report, which we offered up as a holiday gift to our readers. There are many other high quality reports...
March 30, 2010
By Adele Waugaman, who directs the UN Foundation & Vodafone Foundation Technology Partnership and manages communications for the mHealth Alliance.
In the hallways of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the CTIA Wireless 2010 gathering took place last week, cool apps, shiny gadgets, the 4G network and machine-to-machine (M2M) opportunities were dominating discussions. But a closer listen...
March 23, 2010
Open standards and interoperability are key to mobile health offerings scaling in developing markets, Ericsson's head of sustainability and corporate responsibility Elaine Weidman told the Financial Times in a recent interview.
“Vertical solutions cannot be scaled because vertical solutions look at one business model and don’t look at consumer convenience and flexibility,” US-based C-SAM's CEO...
February 24, 2010
Source: UN Foundation's Flickr Stream
Last week at the GSMA's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on the one-year anniversary of the formation of the mHealth Alliance, Orange Healthcare announced that it had joined the mHealth Alliance. Orange plans to leverage the Alliance's resources and partners to bring sustainable mobile health projects to scale in West Africa.
A year ago this month the...
January 27, 2010
mHealth Alliance award application process draws to a close: The mHealth Alliance announced the last call for its $50,000 prize for revolutionary wireless technology applications for global health. More
HealthNewsDigest imagines how the healthcare system will look if much of the technology demonstrated and talked about today becomes implemented: "The technology required to make the benefits in...
December 1, 2009
"The question is not whether governments should use mobile health," Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao declared, "it is how" they should use it. Colao's keynote presentation kicked off Informa's Mobile Healthcare Summit here in London.
Vodafone group counts more than 315 million people as its wireless customers, which includes Vodafone subsidiaries all around the world. Vodafone also owns a...
November 6, 2009
"We're in the adolescence of the mobile and wireless revolution," White House Deputy Director for Policy in the Office of Science and Technology Tom Kalil declared during a presentation at the Mobile Future luncheon in Washington D.C. this week. Kalil explained that wireless technology could help improve (and in some cases has already improved) the U.S. education system, the U.S. healthcare...
November 3, 2009
During a keynote at the Foundation for the NIH's mHealth Summit in Washington D.C. last week, Ambassador Eric Goosby announced that the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) had joined the mHealth Alliance, a consortium created by the Vodafone Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the UN Foundation. PEPFAR is now a founding member of the Alliance.
PEPFAR's participation in the...
October 23, 2009
mHealth in Latin America: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched a program to generate mobile phone-based services for the lower income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The services will address poverty problems, including health, education, social protection, employment and business, according to the IDB. Around 80 percent of the region’s population, or 460 million...