July 22, 2010
I'm a big fan of what the clever folks over at the Institute for the Future are up to with their BodyShock The Future Contest. BodyShock is a call for ideas to improve global health over the next three to 10 years by transforming our bodies and lifestyles. One of the more recent entries for the contest was highlighted on the IFTF's blog recently: Previewing Your Future Self.
"I think there is a...
June 30, 2010
During the House Veterans’ Affairs Health Subcommittee hearing on wireless health technologies this past week, Colonel Ronald Poropatich, M.D., Deputy Director, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center U.S. Army Medical Research, provided fresh statistics about adoption of its mobile health application, mCare for wounded warriors.
"As of 1 June 2010, mCare has delivered over 18,500...
June 25, 2010
By Jon Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association
The funny thing about “mHealth” is that it has taken on such a cult-like status among investors, industry and the media. Certainly the potential for the use of mHealth in the delivery of healthcare is huge and it may have an impact on other parts of healthcare such as chronic care management, emergency response services and the role and...
June 24, 2010
If you travel as much as I do you've no doubt seen air traffic controllers setting up the wheel chocks in front of and behind airplanes' wheels. While I'm sure those little chocks are a last line of defense for an errant airplane, it always seems to me their removal would result in a rolling 747.
Here's a relatively simple idea that would get the massive mobile health opportunity rolling.
June 23, 2010
By David Doherty, Business Development, 3G Doctor
Rob Havasy, a Business Analyst and mHealth Strategist at the Center for Connected Health, has posted a somewhat confusing article entitled “The Uncertain Price of mHealth."
The basic premise is that the move from flat rate unlimited data to tiered data plans is something that “will surely impact smartphone use in mHealth.”
The article goes on to...
June 8, 2010
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn
The Health 2.0 Conference convened its first meeting in Washington, DC, today, with public sector health leaders and private sector innovators coming together in a Great Big Kumbayah. This conference featured two prominent and key players absent from previous Health 2.0 Conferences: patients on every panel, and the Federal government punctuating the start, the middle, and...
June 8, 2010
Saint Elizabeth Health Care, a not-for-profit home health care organization with more than 4,000 nurses, rehab therapists and personal support workers on staff, has inked a deal with CellTrak to deploy its Blackberry-based software to its workers. CellTrak integrates the care group's scheduling software to allow increased efficiency and capabilities to respond to client and system requirements...
June 2, 2010
By Frank Avignone
You cannot pick up a trade journal, newspaper or watch the news at night without hearing about some new spectacular development in the wireless device or application market. It reminds this author of the Internet boom era, especially the Super Bowl ads during that time, which included infamous characters like the Pets.com puppet.
That said, there is more substance to this new...
May 26, 2010
While it may seem as if a good number of care providers have shepherded mobile health services – piloted them – at their facilities, the truth is very few have officially announced mobile health pilots. During the past year and a half, MobiHealthNews has written about fewer than a dozen care providers that have piloted mobile health apps, devices or services – some have adopted them or launched...
May 10, 2010
Was the first quarter of 2010 an important one for mobile health?
When the number of deals tracked for a given industry during one quarter comes close to the total number for the previous year, it’s clear that industry is ramping up. Mobile health is that industry. In our 2009 year-end report, MobiHealthNews chronicled just over 70 deals and partnerships that took place between industry partners...