March 27, 2012
At MadPow's Healthcare Experience Design 2012 conference this week in Boston, Josh Clark the founder of design consulting firm Global Moxie shared his "Seven Deadly Mobile Myths" in a presentation that would likely resonate with many working in mobile health today. Clark's first major foray into healthcare apps was with the very popular Couch-to-5K website and app, which originally launched in...
March 21, 2012
According to a recent Deloitte survey, 78 percent of senior mobile industry executives view healthcare as the most promising new growth channel for 4G services. Deloitte conducted about 250 interviews with senior executives from mobile network operators, mobile device manufacturers, software applications developers and infrastructure component manufacturers and finished analyzing the results last...
March 20, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to launch a pilot in September to determine whether patients can "meaningfully consent" to their data being shared with other health care providers using an application on a tablet in the waiting room. The pilot will take place at a hospital and three clinics in western New York that are all a part of the HEALTHeLINK health information...
March 6, 2012
For the past three years two topics have steadily grown in importance for healthcare providers. The first is meaningful use. The second: mobility. Nearly half of the physicians in the United States use tablets, and more than 80 percent of them have smartphones. Every healthcare facility is working to achieve meaningful use.
While these two discussions have largely inhabited different orbits, that...
March 1, 2012
At the very beginning of Dr. Eric Topol's book, The Creative Destructive of Medicine, and throughout its chapters, he invokes the name of Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter, who is credited with popularizing the term "creative destruction." Topol's book argues that medicine will inevitably be "Schumpetered", and as he told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview, he believes this creative...
February 28, 2012
When it comes to IT, healthcare providers are currently focused on achieving meaningful use. No surprise there. That was one of the key findings of the 23rd Annual HIMSS Leadership Survey, which was published at the association's massive health IT tradeshow in Las Vegas last week.
Last year's survey also found that fewer than 1 percent of those providers surveyed planned to make providing patient...
February 14, 2012
Last week MobiHealthNews hosted its first webinar of 2012. During my presentation I shared my 12 trends for 2012. Our co-presenter, Aaron Kaufman from Kony Healthcare Solutions also shared his take on the year ahead. Check out the complimentary, hour-long webinar on demand right here.
1.) The Adoption of Smartphones and Tablets. This is by far the most obvious trend because it has been so steady...
February 9, 2012
(Quick Reminder: MobiHealthNews' first webinar of the year is today at 2PM ET. Complimentary registration can be found right here -- if you aren't one of the 1,000+ who have registered already!)
This week's Super Bowl was the most-watched television event in the history of the United States. According to Nielsen, more than 111 million people tuned in. Very few people, however, likely noticed that...
February 2, 2012
This week results from a study conducted in 2008 found their way into a medical journal: Virtual coaches work. According to the study, conducted by researchers at the Center for Connected Health, Northeastern University, and Massachusetts General Hospital overweight people wearing wireless pedometers upped their average activity levels by a significant amount if they checked in with a virtual...
February 2, 2012
It's come up again.
"I am studying the wireless healthcare market and wanted to understand if there is any difference between wireless healthcare and mobile healthcare (m-health) market," reads the question on the popular LinkedIn Wireless Health group's message board.
Some of the responses are expected, others are, shall we say, interesting:
"Generally, m-health uses mobile cellular technology,...