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

Daniele Pelleri | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.

Why a Grocery Store Likes Health Data

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The CEO of a family-owned grocery store chain wrote a letter to New York State lawmakers to support $65 million worth of spending on a computer system for health information in the state.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

MENA Healthcare Needs to Go Mobile

Jamil Wyne | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Jamil Wyne

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) should take advantage of its mobile penetration and entrepreneurial activity to improve its healthcare systems.

Huge Smartphone Sensors Set To Revolutionize Science

XPRIZE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Alex Salkever Alex Salkever is a technology executive, journalist and consultant based in San Francisco. Alex is co-authoring a book with Vivek W...

How Do You Transition a Career to Social Impact?

Neil Parmar | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Neil Parmar

Plenty of people talk about wanting to transition into a career that packs more social impact. But, how, exactly do you go about making such a switch?

Validating Mrs. X

Ali Ansary | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ali Ansary

Reinventing health care begins with allowing patients to be part of the decision making process, as lab results become more meaningful than a set of numbers that can either fall below, above or in between the normal range.

Can You Get A Physical With A Smart Phone?

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

If there's one thing I learned from seeing all the great mobile technology being developed at TEDMED, it's that these mobile health applications can not only empower doctors, but patients too. It can help people like me have a better understanding of my own health.

Will Mobile 'Virtual Assistants' Propel the Future of Medicine?

Jonathon Dreyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathon Dreyer

The future of a quality, efficient health care system rests in our ability to press industry players to embrace collaboration and push for the creation of a connected ecosystem where, from patient to payer, mHealth technology acts as the ember to spark ongoing innovation.

Top 3 Internet Success Tips For Digital Health

Catherine Calarco | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Catherine Calarco

Converting health-conscious programs to a mobile platform offers an enormous opportunity to help wellness and improve health for so many people.

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.

The Un-quantified Self: Reaching True Health Is About Habits, Not Gadgets

Adam Bosworth | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Adam Bosworth

From Fitbits to vibrating forks, gadgets promise healthier lifestyles through examination of our daily activities such as diet, exercise and sleep. While the hype is high, I'm not cheering as enthusiastically as my colleagues here in Silicon Valley.

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.

Norway Donates $9.9 Million For Mobile Technologies In Maternal Health

Posted 03.06.2012 | Impact

The mHealth Alliance, hosted by the United Nations Foundation, announced yesterday that the Norwegian government has pledged US$9.9 million to support...

The Life Out Loud: How to Get SWAG

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.12.2011 | College
MeiMei Fox

Vineet Singal is living proof that you don't need even two decades under your belt to get busy taking on the world.

How To Make Sex-Ed Work For Teens

Deb Levine | Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Deb Levine

Many sex education techniques are, at best, moderately successful, say youth. Different content is needed to engage young people in their own sexual health, and in more forms.