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

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.18.2014 | 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 03.25.2014 | 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 04.13.2014 | 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.

The Risky Business of Managing Your Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

We are all masters of the universe in our own lives. Let's act like it when it comes to our health.

Frictionless Health: The Top 5 Reasons the Future of Healthcare Will Be Mobile

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Melissa Thompson

The frictionless nature of mobile technology has improved the quality of our lives and become the mainstream standard by which we all live. We take for granted the ease digitization has brought to our lives.

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.

Transforming Health Through Technology: What Works - What Doesn't?

Caroline Shakwei Sawe Mbindyo | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact
Caroline Shakwei Sawe Mbindyo

Over 60 percent of Africans live in rural areas, far from any health facility or hospital. Most of them will never see a doctor in their lifetime. Instead, they depend on the care of community health workers, nurses, traditional birth attendants and midwives, if they are lucky enough to have one who lives nearby and is qualified to deliver effective health care.

From iOS to OM: When High Tech Meets High Touch

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 08.05.2013 | Technology
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

Harnessing patient motivation is a big theme in health care right now, with health coaching and motivational interviewing being the buzzwords du jour. So your smartphone, never more than an arm's length away, might be a powerful health motivator.

Making the Connection Between Technology and Maternity

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

2013-04-08-globalmompullfinal.jpg The impact one cell phone can make on the life of a woman in labor anywhere in the world when she doesn't have the time or means to get to healthcare is remarkable.

mHealth: Just What The Doctor Ordered

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 05.19.2013 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

It is now believed that an American child born today could live to the ripe old age of 150. From wearable mobile devices that track physical activity ...

Could Your Smartphone Save Your Life?

Morgan Reed | Posted 04.30.2013 | Technology
Morgan Reed

What makes medical apps truly revolutionary is that they use internet-enabled smartphones and tablets to connect us directly to our family physicians and medical professionals.

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 Tablets to mHealth: Gearing Up for CES 2013

Gus Spathis | Posted 02.03.2013 | Technology
Gus Spathis

Watching Netflix on a PS3? No problem. Control it remotely with the iPhone. But perhaps the most awesome connected device is the connected Snow Goggle, featuring a straight-from-SciFi-heads-up display. The connected phone/tablet is here in a way that the connected PC never was.

Closing the Capacity Gap in Saving Lives at Birth

Muhammad H. Zaman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Muhammad H. Zaman

I have always believed that all game changing solutions are inherently multidisciplinary. Learning from higher education, using the tools of information technology and applying them to public health may prove to be the most potent of solutions to permanently end preventable maternal and child mortality.

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be in the power of consumers to clamor for health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy.

Taking Stock and Saving Lives: How an m-Health Initiative Is Revolutionizing Health Care in Uganda

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

Until recently, most health clinics in Uganda, and indeed across the continent of Africa, transmitted all of their data manually. The journey of a paper record from doctor's pad to the Ministry of Health in Kampala was treacherous at best.

mHealth: My Father's First Cellphone and the Evolution of Risk

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 05.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr Layla McCay

Cellphones are being used in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, from prenatal to the last years of life, right across the spectrum of care. In health and development, "mHealth" (short for "mobile health") is the new black.