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mHealth Summit News

Keynote speakers predict mobile phones will play a major role in healthcare

By Diana Manos, Senior Editor
At the close of last week's third annual mHealth Summit, keynote speakers highlighted the vast impact mobile phones and other mobile devices are having – and will continue to have – on healthcare delivery not just in the United States, but worldwide.

mHealth's business leaders debate the pain points

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
WASHINGTON – If the mHealth industry is ever to have a positive impact on healthcare delivery in the United States, it'll have to overcome two barriers – the economy and interoperability.

Countries need to develop and align mHealth policies, experts say

By Mary Mosquera, Senior Editor
While mobile health applications are burgeoning throughout the world and emerging as a vital means of care in developing countries, governments aren't keeping up with policies and regulations to support their development.

2011 mHealth Summit 'struck' a chord; presenters lay plans for next year

By Mike Moran, Project Editor
The 2011 mHealth Summit "surpassed everyone's expectations," said Richard Scarfo, director of the summit at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the non-profit that produces the annual event. And plans are already being developed to enhance next year's event for attendees and exhibitors.

Summit showcases mHealth evolution, exhibitors say

By Mike Moran, Project Editor
Exhibitors at last week's mHealth Summit had plenty of good things to say about the event, which in its third year more than doubled the number of exhibiting companies from 140 to 298.

Mechael offers a glimpse into the mHealth Alliance's agenda for 2012

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
WASHINGTON – The mHealth Alliance has set its sights on becoming the crossing guard for the so-called "mobile health commons."

Vendor Profile: Aventyn tackles mobile health on two fronts

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
WASHINGTON – With the launch of a new cloud-based solution for hospitals and a study focused on the use of remote patient monitoring solutions on heart failure patients on three continents, Aventyn is celebrating a busy holiday season.

Surgeon General aims healthy app challenge at less tech-savvy populations

By Mary Mosquera, Senior Editor
U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin is challenging mobile health application developers to come up with technology tools that are not only creative but also easy and enjoyable for Americans to use in their everyday lives to encourage healthy behaviors.

A spirited 'Super Session' asks, who's driving the mHealth bandwagon?

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
Who's more important to the advancement of mHealth -- the physician or the patient?

To Krishnan Ganapathy, of the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation in India, the answer quite clearly is the physician -- and he's quite sure that all this new technology and all these new services won't be accepted by people unless it's all recommended by their physicians first. But to Joseph Kvedar of Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health, the future of mHealth may lie with the patient.

Five questions with Paul E. Jacobs

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS

Qualcomm's CEO and Chairman of the Board -- and Wednesday's keynote speaker -- offers his view of the mHealth landscape.

Paul E. Jacobs, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Qualcomm, Inc., will deliver one of Wednesday's keynote speeches at the mHealth Summit. The San Diego-based telecommunications provider is a lead sponsor of the event and host of an expanded, 32-exhibit Wireless Health Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall.

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