mHealth Summit

By Jonah Comstock 09:25 am December 10, 2013
What do you get when a major technology player in the mobile health world becomes ensconced in the health care system as a patient with a serious medical condition? Well, if that person is Eric Dishman, a founding member of Intel's Digital Health Group, you get a sobering talk on just how far mobile health still has to go. From the mHealth Summit main stage, Dishman spoke about his recovery...
By Brian Dolan 03:27 am December 10, 2013
Citing his experience at AOL, Co-Founder Steve Case told attendees at the mHealth Summit this week that entrepreneurs in new markets typically will experience three phases as a newer field like digital health matures: hype, hope, and happiness. Hype, of course, is one of the first phases when most everyone is excited about the potential, but "revolutions happen in an evolutionary" way, Case said...
By Jonah Comstock 03:12 am December 10, 2013
The Mayo Clinic's recent iPad trial for cardiac surgery patients, which MobiHealthNews first wrote about in February, has received a good deal of attention for using Fitbit activity monitors in a clinical setting. But Dr. David J. Cook, who led the study, says the real innovation of the study is unprecedented levels of patient engagement -- in patients he repeatedly described as "70-year-olds on...
By Brian Dolan 03:00 am December 9, 2013
Qualcomm Life Fund's Jack Young More than $4 billion has been invested in digital health startups in the past three years, Qualcomm Life Fund's director Jack Young told attendees at HIMSS' Venture+ event at the mHealth Summit this week, and that means those investors are expecting a total return of about $15 billion in the next five to seven years. Young said the excitement in digital health...
By Neil Versel 07:54 am January 21, 2013
Skype has been playing around the edges of mobile health and telehealth for at least the last three years. Through Verizon, it was a sponsor of the mHealth Summit in 2010. It also has teamed with the University of California, San Francisco, to make video calling available to hospital patients. Last year, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology mentioned Skype as...
By Brian Dolan 03:41 am December 6, 2012
One out of every three adults in the US will buy a digital health product of some kind in the next year, Gary Shapiro, the CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), said -- citing data from an upcoming CEA survey -- during his luncheon keynote at HIMSS' mHealth Summit this week. With the exception of that prediction, Shapiro largely steered clear of the consumer health conversation and...
By Brian Dolan 02:10 am December 4, 2012
Results from two surveys focused on healthcare provider adoption of mobile technologies published this week from HIMSS Analytics and Spyglass Consulting Group. While both point to substantial growth in adoption, Spyglass' survey points to IT support issues arising from the well-documented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend. Over the course of four months starting in May 2011, Spyglass Consulting...
By Brian Dolan 03:17 am December 3, 2012
The FDA has granted a 510(K) Class II clearance to San Francisco-based AliveCor's iPhone-enabled heart monitor, which has been commonly known as the "iPhoneECG" since it first made an appearance at CES two years ago. The company announced the clearance as the mHealth Summit kicks off this week in the Washington DC area. AliveCor will begin pre-selling the $199 clinical-quality, ECG monitor,...
By Neil Versel 04:30 am July 31, 2012
What follows are some controversial remarks from last week's 4th annual World Congress Leadership Summit on mHealth in Boston, where I represented MobiHealthNews as a panel moderator. In the final, sparsely attended session on Friday afternoon, after many registrants had headed to the airport, Paul Meyer, chairman and president of Voxiva, the company behind Text4Baby and other mobile health...
By Brian Dolan 11:30 am May 7, 2012
Clinical psychologist and senior researcher at Intel, Margaret Morris published a helpful paper this week that includes seven guidelines for motivating healthy behavior change with help from mobile devices and apps. Below is a quick redux of the seven tips, be sure to read the full report to better understand the suggestions: 1. Remind people of who they want to be. "To drive lifestyle change,...