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Mhealth Summit

Why mHealth Is Caught Between Vision and Reality

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 02.08.2014 | Technology
Dr. Layla McCay

These are still early days in mHealth. But what's clear is that while mHealth may be caught between vision and reality it's not stuck there. It's going to be amazing. Eventually.

What the Global South Can Teach the World about the Power of Mobile for Health

Patricia Mechael | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Patricia Mechael

Over the course of nearly two decades working in the field of global health, I've had the opportunity to travel to, live and work among remarkable people in some of the most remote communities in the world.

The Complex and Nuanced Challenge of mHealth Privacy

Lisa Gallagher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa  Gallagher

Imagine empowering a person living with diabetes to track their blood-sugar levels throughout the day, report on how they feel at various points (e.g., after meals or exercise) and record how much insulin they took - all from a phone in the palm of their hand.

mHealth: Technological Change at the Frontline of Healthcare

Kunal Patel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kunal Patel

When somebody says 'mHealth' or mobile health, there can be a tendency to think primarily of fitness wristbands and lifestyle apps to monitor weight, count calories or record the number of steps taken.

Striking a Balance Between Patient Safety and Innovation

Ryan Minarovich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ryan Minarovich

Innovations in healthcare technology, especially when it comes to mobile health, are well outpacing an ability to wait for a regulatory strategy.

Apps Showcase the Bright Future of Mobile Health

Morgan Reed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Morgan Reed

No technology has ever been adopted as fast as the smartphone - ever. Consumers have embraced these devices faster than the automobile, electricity, personal computers, and even the internet.

Telecom Carriers See 4G Growth, Opportunity, Future in mHealth [VIDEO]

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 03.05.2013 | Technology
Eduardo Garcia

As U.S. telecoms continue to expand and mature their implementation of 4G wireless technologies, more action is seen in the mobile health care space -...

From Promise to Practice, Putting the Power of Health in Every Mama's Hand

Kirsten Gagnaire | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Kirsten Gagnaire

This week, in Washington DC, the mHealth Summit will showcase the new and exciting ways in which mobile-phone based technologies are advancing the delivery of health care around the world.

One of the People-people

Kate Otto | Posted 02.20.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

At the mHealth Summit, an annual gathering that attracted 3,600 participants this year, attendees were united in their desire to use of mobile phones to improve health care quality and access.