April 30, 2010
Oprah Winfrey announced the launch of Oprah Mobile this week, a smartphone app that includes content from the talkshow host's TV and radio shows, O Magazine and affiliated websites. Oprah Mobile is a $1.99 app that offers "helpful advice" on a variety of topics including "spirit, health, beauty, cooking" and more.
As Jason Ankeny writes over at FierceMobileContent, the importance of Oprah Mobile...
April 27, 2010
Microsoft Chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates recently sat down at UC Berkeley to discuss the need for personal computers versus cell phones in so-called developing markets.
While the Gates Foundation has worked to distribute PCs in some countries, including Vietnam, China and India, but as Gates explains in the video below:
"You don't need personal computer connectivity to deal with childhood...
April 20, 2010
Cleveland Clinic optimizes website for mobile: The Cleveland Clinic has launched a mobile version of its website that will allow smartphone users to search for doctors and access general information about the hospital, according to a report over at MedCity News. The clinic's new mobile site is m.ClevelandClinic.org. According to data analytics firm Experian Hitwise, Cleveland Clinic's website has...
April 19, 2010
A recent survey from Accenture called, "The Dawn of a New Age in Healthcare, An early look at the market for networked devices in mHealth," published a number of anonymous comments from wireless health industry executives across the mHealth value chain. (We were thrilled to see that Accenture cited MobiHealthNews recent research report: The World of Health & Medical Apps in the report.)...
April 19, 2010
"This mHealth is a little confusing to me, but we will get a title for this soon, and it will be the right one," said Leonid Androuchko, professor of telecommunications at the International University of Geneva and a coordinator for telehealth with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) during his remarks at the Med-e-Tel event in Luxembourg last week.
Androuchko decried the state of the...
April 19, 2010
About 31 percent of people in India, or about 366 million, had access to improved sanitation in 2008, while some 545 million cell phones are connected to networks in the country, according to a recent UN report. The mobile networks in India are set for an upgrade to 3G service, which many healthcare companies plan to leverage to offer advanced mHealth services in the country, which already has a...
April 8, 2010
A new feature story in the Economist takes the pulse of wireless healthcare with an article titled: "Wireless health care: When your carpet calls your doctor." The reference is to the sensors-laced "magic carpet" that Intel has invested in for fall prevention among the elderly population. The article launches into the subject with an interesting lead:
"Pundits have long predicted that advances in...
March 30, 2010
Wireless lifelines in global health: Noted global health thought leader James Bon Tempo penned an editorial for the Baltimore Sun focused on wireless tools that help care workers improve healthcare in other countries. Bon Tempo points to examples in Malawi, Kenya and South Africa and closes with: "This may be one of the greatest technological opportunities in our lifetime, and as the challenges...
March 24, 2010
On page 526 of the more than 2,300 page healthcare reform bill that President Barack Obama signed earlier this week is a proposal for states to support the use of wireless health technology for chronic disease management: "A proposal for use of health information technology in providing health home services under this section and improving service delivery and coordination across the care...
March 19, 2010
"While the mHealth market presents significant growth opportunities, when taking into account device, software, connectivity and overall service revenue streams, the market and ecosystem are fragmented, creating challenges for any single player to address the full breadth of opportunities," according to a new report from CSMG called "mHealth: Taking the Pulse."
CSMG estimated that the mHealth...