mHealth Summit

By Brian Dolan 01:31 am November 18, 2010
The mHealth Summit 2010, which took place in Washington DC last week, found coverage in a number of trade and business publications and blogs. Here's a round-up of some of the more interesting commentary to come out of the event where more than 2,400 attendees convened: Wireless health care: M-powered - The Economist: "No doubt a dose of scepticism is warranted about m-health. But given the...
By Brian Dolan 02:26 am November 11, 2010
Forget for a moment that Bill Gates founded Microsoft. Forget that Gates now chairs a philanthropic foundation that works in a number of areas. During his keynote session at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this week, Bill Gates arrived with a single, focused message: Vaccines. When asked whether mobile phones offered some advantages over previous computing platforms, Gates responded: "...
By Brian Dolan 10:22 pm November 10, 2010
During our three days at the mHealth Summit in Washington DC this week, the MobiHealthNews team conducted dozens of interviews on camera for a forthcoming video produced and shot by Ethan Goldwater. The slideshow below includes some snapshots from the many mHealth luminaries we interviewed on-site. mHealth Summit keynoter Bill Gates managed to tie the opportunity for mobile health to one of his...
By Brian Dolan 03:17 am November 4, 2010
Image via UN Foundation/DataDyne.org Next week at the mHealth Summit in Washington D.C., MobiHealthNews is producing one of the event's concurrent afternoon sessions: mHealth Innovations. Today, we're excited to announce our lineup of speakers and session topics. Be sure to join us in Room 101 of the convention center next week! Here's the agenda: mHealth's Move to End-to-End Solutions (Monday 2...
By Brian Dolan 07:31 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 11:27 am June 23, 2010
Must-read article on implantable, connected heart failure devices: The New York Times has a must-read article on connected, implantable devices for heart failure. Among the many highlights: "The devices can cost as much as $30,000. Do patients with defibrillators make up for some of that expense with fewer hospitalizations or doctor visits? A study using a similar device, made by Medtronic,...
By Brian Dolan 05:58 am October 29, 2009
A year ago most discussions about wireless health centered on VoIP handsets for healthcare workers, distributed antenna systems or real-time tracking systems for hospital equipment -- it was an IT industry focused on infrastructure and the health industry as enterprise. A lot has changed in the past year. Today marks a true watershed -- Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human...