mHealth Summit 2011

By Chris Gullo 11:53 am December 12, 2011
Health games have the difficult task ahead of them to be fun, yet taken seriously by physicians, according to a panel held at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. The panel, "The Evolution of Gaming and its Effect on Prevention and Wellness," included Dr Ravi Komatireddy (West Wireless Health Institute), Iana Simeonov (University of California, San Francisco), Debra Lieberman (...
By Chris Gullo 08:09 am December 9, 2011
Raising venture capital for a startup mHealth company is a difficult but not-impossible task, according to a panel of investors and industry watchers who discussed the subject at this week's mHealth Summit. The "Raising Capital" panel focused on tips from investors intended for young companies that are seeking funding. The panel, which included Howard Burde (Howard Burde Health Law), Beth Cohen (...
By Chris Gullo 03:40 pm December 7, 2011
"We need to make healthcare more positive," US Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin told the audience at the mHealth Summit this week. Benjamin's keynote focused on her enthusiasm for mHealth as a key tool in preventive care. She also announced a new developer challenge sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): The Surgeon General's Health Apps Challenge. Benjamin told the...
By Brian Dolan 06:59 am December 5, 2011
“We are talking about taking the biggest technology breakthrough of our time and using it to address our greatest national challenge,” Kathleen Sebelius U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said during her keynote presentation at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this morning. Sebelius envisioned a “remarkable future” where control over a patient’s own health was always within their...