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.

Luncheon keynotes bring messages of hope to summit attendees

By Mike Moran, Project Editor
No one who attended Tuesday's Keynote Luncheon can accuse Federal Communication Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski of not thinking big when it comes to expanding broadband access.

Venture Fair experts: The timing is right for mHealth entrepreneurs

By Diana Manos, Senior Editor
It's a great time to be an mHealth entrepreneur, experts said at Tuesday's Mobile Health Venture Fair, presented by mHIMSS, at the mHealth Summit.

Special Sessions offer 'unique' perspectives on mHealth

By Mary Mosquera, Senior Editor
mHealth Summit organizers aim to facilitate – not dictate – the exchange of industry information, and nothing demonstrates that more than the event's line-up of Special Sessions.

ONC goes Hollywood to develop consumer engagement video

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is going Hollywood, or at least contracting a California production company, to create a video to explain to the public the value of health IT and how individuals can engage with their providers.

Vodaphone, mHealth Alliance set deadline for wireless innovation competition

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
WASHINGTON – The Vodafone Foundation and mHealth Alliance have set a Dec. 31 deadline for entries to the Vodafone Americas Foundation Wireless Innovation Project and the mHealth Alliance Award.

Grant recipients named for UN's 'Every Woman Every Child' effort

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
Eight mobile health-related projects designed to improve the health of women and children have been named grant winners in the "Every Woman Every Child" program, coordinated by the mHealth Alliance and the UN's Innovation Working Group.

Vendor Profile: CTIS sees the value in the data behind the devices

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
Mobile devices depend on the data behind them. Without secure connectivity and access to important information, they're nothing more than expensive paperweights.

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