Archive for mHealth Articles

Making iPad’s work for Clinicians

iPad’s are everywhere now in Healthcare and their use is only expected to increase as more and more clinicians take advantage of the opportunity to go mobile. The only problem with them is, they can be a bit tricky to hold and keep clean under normal circumstances and Healthcare presents far from normal circumstances everyday. […]

4 Reasons why mHealth will be the new normal in Healthcare

While many people feel the move to mobile health may be simply a fad, I believe it will become the new normal in healthcare. Here’s why: #1 Hospitals are all about motion Have you ever been to a hospital where everyone and everything wasn’t in constant motion? Patients, clinicians and equipment; everything is always on […]

The White House is taking Healthcare mobile

In the US President Barack Obama has issued a directive that will see two key government services provided by the Department of Health and Human Services made available on mobile phones within the next 12 months. This corresponds with the larger US trend towards open data initiatives and “anytime / anywhere / any device” in Healthcare. […]

FDA Regulation of Mobile Health Report Released

The question that comes up in almost any deep and detailed discussion related to the emerging mHealth market is: how does or will medical device regulation apply? Sometimes it surprises people, especially outside of the industry, that this is even a consideration. Is a Doctor’s Blackberry really a “medical device”? The answer is a resounding: […]

Developing Nations Lead the Way in mHealth

In many markets disruptive innovation and technologies that were once the domain of developed countries with extensive University and private research networks have been overtaken and surpassed by developments in emerging markets. If “necessity” is the mother of all invention, then there is no greater necessity than access to quality healthcare in developing nations and […]

Healthcare To Pair Well With Bluetooth 4.0

Often when we think of mobile Health we focus on mobile as in cellular devices however there is a great deal innovation taking place in other areas of this market that will have impact beyond the iPhone. Bluetooth is one of these technologies that is a rather silent but potentially huge game changer. When most […]

New England Journal of Medicine iPhone App

The New England Journal of Medicine has launched an iPhone app and judging by the reviews it’s been very well received thus far. As Dr. Bryan Vartabedian points out on his blog 33 Charts, “the way to a doctor’s heart is through his smartphone” (perhaps doubly so for cardiologists?) and the application’s developers have certainly […]

Apple Files iPhone Heart Rate Patent

Apple has filed a patent that could be the first step in a larger plan to merge mobile and consumer health devices into the iPhone platform. It makes great business sense for Apple. Many people exercise with their iPhone whether it be jogging, walking, cycling or at the gym. With the device already attached to the person, […]

Mobile Health 2010 at Stanford University

Presentations from the Mobile Health 2010 Conference at Stanford University are now available online. The decks are simply fantastic and excellent information resources on their own, however it’s a shame that there appears to be no audio or video for any of the presentations. Perhaps that’s by design as an incentive to attend next year. Attendees […]

iAnesthesia: Building an Impressive Portfolio for the iPhone

iAnesthesia is an iPhone, iPod, and now iPad Medical App Developer founded by two Doctors  that is building out an interesting portfolio of products focused on improving patient safety and quality of care. “After years of putting up with medical software that was designed without attention to the demands of a busy anesthesia provider, Drs. […]