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By Neil Versel 10:32 am December 6, 2011
The mHealth Alliance, a project of the United Nations Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Vodafone Foundation, is probably the most global of all the groups out there promoting mobile health. And the mHealth Summit, which the mHealth Alliance and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health are staging this week, likely is the most international of mobile health events held in...
By Brian Dolan 02:02 pm September 27, 2010
Saxon sounds off: Noted wireless health thought leader Dr. Leslie Saxon produced the USC Body Computing Conference last week and also found time to pen a worthwhile column for Fast Company about the need for wireless health: "We live in a global economy and we need to continue our leadership in healthcare as we enter the Healthcare Digital Age. The physician-patient model--patient comes into the...
By Brian Dolan 09:27 pm February 28, 2010
Amir Jafri, COO, West Wireless Health Institute The West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI) announced that former Cardinal Health executive Amir Jafri has joined the Institute as its chief operating officer (COO) and former UN Foundation executive Mitul Shah has joined the WWHI as its senior director of programs and partnerships for engineering. Jafri begins immediately, while Shah will take his...
By Brian Dolan 04:54 am December 1, 2009
"The question is not whether governments should use mobile health," Vodafone Group CEO Vittorio Colao declared, "it is how" they should use it. Colao's keynote presentation kicked off Informa's Mobile Healthcare Summit here in London. Vodafone group counts more than 315 million people as its wireless customers, which includes Vodafone subsidiaries all around the world. Vodafone also owns a...
By Brian Dolan 04:44 am September 15, 2009
DataDyne wins WSJ Tech Innovation Award: One of the United Nations Foundation and Vodafone Foundation's key mHealth partners, DataDyne, won the Wall Street Journal's Technology Innovation Awards for the Healthcare IT category: "In developing countries, gathering and analyzing time-sensitive health-care information can be a challenge. Rural health clinics typically compile data only in paper...
By Brian Dolan 06:13 am May 28, 2009
Cheri Voisine, Marketing Consultant, mHealth Industry By Cheri Voisine, Marketing Consultant for the mHealth Industry "Seventy-five percent of what we need to do here has nothing to do with technology," explained Mark Dronzek, Chief Information Officer for Family Health International at an mHealth conference hosted by the University of California at San Francisco last week. mHealth is...
By Brian Dolan 05:42 am April 20, 2009
Photo Credit: Datadyne.org Last week Vital Wave Consulting noted that a number of large technology vendors have made investments in mobile health initiatives for developed markets. Vital Wave pointed out that the timing was probably meant to coincide with the U.S. government's plan to invest $20 billion into modernizing healthcare. GE and Intel recently announced a joint $250 million investment...
By Brian Dolan 05:34 am February 17, 2009
"We really see such a huge opportunity here," said Claire Thwaites, head of the Vodafone Foundation and United Nations Foundation partnership. "There are 2.2 billion mobile phones in emerging markets and such a low number of PCs [only 305 million]. The number of healthcare workers and hospital beds are very, very low too. Mobile networks, of course, can be deployed much more easily than can fixed...