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How Come, Outcomes Don't Really Exist?

Matthew Holland | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Matthew Holland

In order to understand a problem we must see the whole picture. If we are unable to see what happens in the middle or what makes individuals reengage the system then we are missing one of the most vital parts of the picture.

Why Has Mobile Health Technology Not Reached its Full Life Saving Potential in Africa?

Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba | Posted 09.03.2015 | Impact
Dr. John Baptist Niwagaba

Hack-a-thons, incubation spaces, design competitions and other initiatives have resulted in many innovations taking on problems in areas such as data management and disease surveillance. However, despite the many phones, apps, and other electronic medical devices available, the lingering question remains: why are these technologies not yet offering maximum impact to the patient, the doctor and the health system as a whole?

5 Lessons From The Mobile Health Program That's Reaching Half A Million Moms

Alice Lin Fabiano | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Alice Lin Fabiano

For many women in South Africa like Lerato, a pregnant woman in Mabopane Township in Pretoria, pregnancy brought questions with answers that weren't always easy to come by. In a country with roughly five nurses and midwives for every 1000 people, help during pregnancy for Lerato and others often came from friends or family, if at all.

Defining Success for Mobile Education in Emerging Markets

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 08.19.2015 | Education
Melissa Jun Rowley

The proliferation of mobile phones and the findings above prove that there's never been a more opportune time for major mobile players to create business models designed for long-term social impact and business expansion. And someday the two will be inseparable.

Sticks and Stones May Break My bones, But Stigmas Will Forever Wound Me

Matthew Holland | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Matthew Holland

When someone suffers from mental illness, they face another challenge: The stereotypes and prejudice that result from misconceptions about mental illness.

5 Health Tech Innovations That Will Improve the Lives of Millions

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology
Kyle McCarthy

Recently, I had the chance to attend the F50 Season 5 Summit in San Francisco, a private co-investment network that connects startups with a global community of professional and strategic investors.

Why Hasn't Mobile Moved Medicine Further Yet?

Prem N. Ramkumar | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology
Prem N. Ramkumar

The potential for mobile technology in medicine is great, but the current landscape is not yet set up to transform the health care industry. There exists no reliable winner in the marketplace because either our goals are misaligned or our focus has been misplaced.

How Selfies Could Detect a Common Deadly Disease

Julielynn Wong, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Julielynn Wong, M.D.

More than half of the cases of anaemia are caused by low iron levels and can be treated with iron supplements, according to global health experts. But easy-to-use, reliable, and cheap methods to detect anaemia and monitor the effects of treatment are still needed.

How A Phone App Is Changing Childbirth In Africa

Anna Frellsen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Anna Frellsen

But ensuring a safe delivery is not only a question about seeking care; it is also a question of delivering the right quality of care. All over sub-Saharan Africa, health workers with low levels of education are often appointed alone to health posts in hard-to-reach areas. The consequences for the women giving birth and for their newborns are often fatal.

How Mobile Health Can Impact The Way We Communicate -- For The Better

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

Mobile health (m-health) apps are everywhere these days, providing a whole gamut of services targeted at both patients and care providers. But what about communication between those two entities?

Restoring the Human Element of Health Care: Online

Hope Starr Yates | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Hope Starr Yates

It's time to demand more of the relationship between technology and health. It should be interactive and personalized, and it should leave you feeling empowered, not anxious. As we learn more about the deleterious effects of stress on our health, ensuring peace of mind - across all facets of health care delivery -- should be of paramount concern.

What You Don't Know About Your Health Apps Could Hurt You

Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

By Jesse Singal Follow @jessesingal If you enter "health" as a search term in the Google Play store, the results stretch down forever: calorie ...

'Sex Tape' and the Internet of Things

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

"Nobody understands the cloud. The cloud is f***ing mysterious." This, exasperates Jay, one of a couple who has taped his wife and himself performing ...

Doctors' (And Patients') Lives Are Made Easier By Mobile Apps

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 08.17.2014 | Technology
Daniele Pelleri

Mobile apps are revolutionising the way healthcare has been conceived for centuries, creating a direct and invisible link between patients and doctors.

28-Year-Old Erin Little Is Changing Diabetes Care in India

Riva Greenberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Riva Greenberg

Erin has been living inside the Jnana Sanjeevini Medical Center for the poor in Bangalore. She is working tirelessly to better the health of people who live in India's villages and have no access to health care.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

Leveraging Mobile Technology for Improved Public Health: Empowering Communities With Increased Access and Connectivity

Dr. Garth Graham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Dr. Garth Graham

Health care organizations, regional hospitals and grassroots intervention programs across the country are already experimenting with ways to leverage mobile technology to impact public health.

Do People Really Want to Tech Their Way to Health?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

At the 2014 CES, I saw this "flurry" in person, dozens of health activity trackers along with a growing number of medically-oriented devices to measure heart rate, blood glucose, lung function, and other more clinical metrics beyond steps and calorie intake.

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.

Mobile Health Lets Doctors Practice Like It's 1950

Zachary Landman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zachary Landman

Sixty-three years ago, my grandfather suffered a heart attack. His physician arrived at the house upon receiving a call from the family, quickly made the diagnosis, ensured his stability, and recommended that he relax and enjoy life outside the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.

Seizing the Mobile Opportunity

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

We are in the midst of a mobile revolution. By next year, there will be more mobile subscriptions than humans on the planet, and mobile phones are creating change in communities throughout the world.

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.