2011 mHealth Summit Exhibit Hall: bigger than ever

By Diana Manos, Senior Editor
The theme for this year's mHealth Summit is "BIG." The exhibit space jumped 400 percent over last year and includes about 300 exhibitors, covering 30,000 square feet, said Richard Scarfo, director of the mHealth Summit at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the non-profit that produces the annual event.

Vendor Profile: Beyond Lucid takes aim at first responders

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
As far as the folks at Beyond Lucid Technologies are concerned, the beginning of the journey from the accident scene to the hospital is just as important as the end. A patient can't be treated successfully in the ER unless he or she gets proper care in the field. That's where the MediView platform comes in.

Vendor Profile: EXTENSION looks to connect all the mHealth dots

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS
A healthcare setting has many different endpoints, and they don't always get along with each other. If a mobile device can't integrate with a patient's electronic medical record, critical – possibly life-saving – data could be lost or unnecessarily siloed. The results could prove fatal.

mHealth Summit kicks off Monday in Washington, D.C.

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS

WASHINGTON – Interested observers have been keeping a close eye on the agenda of the mHealth Summit as it approaches, wondering if the event, in its third year, was attracting enough attention.

They needn't have worried.

HIMSS launches a new mobile health association - mHIMSS

By Jeff Rowe, Contributing Writer

In a time when new mobile health products and apps seem to appear daily in the healthcare marketplace, how can providers and other stakeholders ever hope to keep up?

That's the question the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) plans to answer. An organizing member of next week's mHealth Summit, HIMSS will show off its latest initiative, mHIMSS at the conference.

The mHealth Summit: Taking a closer look at a global phenomenon

By Patty Mechael, PhD, MHS, executive director of the mHealth Alliance

In October, the United Nations reported that the world's population had reached 7 billion, and yet the WHO estimates there are only 9.2 million physicians globally. That's an average of roughly 760 people per physician, but it is by no means so evenly divided.

mFinance offers important lessons for mHealth

By René Letourneau, Managing Editor, Healthcare Finance News

Providing a greater understanding of the financial regulatory environment, emerging business models and evolving technologies that are shaping mHealth is the focus of the mFinance track at the mHealth Summit.

Pavilions add energy to this year's Exhibit Hall

By Diana Manos, Senior Editor

A key component to next week's mHealth Summit are the four pavilions sharing floor space in the Exhibit Hall. They'll provide an in-depth look into the advances percolating in mobile healthcare, said Bridgid Myers of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the non-profit that produces the annual event.

Vendor Profile: BoxTone sets the tone for mHealth security

By Eric Wicklund, Editor, mHIMSS

A recent Deloitte study indicates close to 55 percent of hospitals surveyed haven't considered privacy and security concerns with regard to data stored and transmitted on mobile devices.

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