mHealth Summit 2010 – Pre-event Summary

I’m in DC for the mHealth Summit this week, which starts Monday morning.  I’ll be posting nightly here and hopefully more regularly on twitter (@HIStalkmobile).  This is going to an exciting  and far-reaching event, as representatives from both US and international, in most cases Africa, projects will be attending and speaking.  Keynotes, special topics, and sponsors are listed below.

Keynotes

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News 11/5/10

Next week we’ll be blogging and tweeting (@HIStalkMobile, hashtag #mHS10) from the mHealth Summit in DC, so be sure to check in. The summit is shaping up with big names and organizations that are sure to make it an exciting event. Expect updates on HIStalkMobile each night from Sunday through Wednesday. If you’re going, send your impressions, photos, etc. Say hello if you see a guy whose badge says Travis Good from HIStalk Mobile.

Specialists on Call (SOC) partners with Language Access Network to provide hospitals with outsourced, on-call specialist providers able to provide care in over 170 different languages.

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News 11/4/10

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is showcased at the Adobe MAX conference with a demo of the eUnity clinical imaging application for radiological image viewing.     

Speaking of tablets, Walgreens recently began selling a 7-inch Android-based tablet for $100. If this actually works, could this be a good healthcare option given that you could lose or break five of them for the price of one low-end iPad? I’d certainly prefer to give these to patients in the waiting room over iPads.

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News 10/29/10

VitalHealth and Mayo Medical Laboratories team to create iPad-based EHR geared to the workflows of PCPs. The SaaS service is accessible over 3G or wireless and will be available early next year.

Congratulations to our sponsor PatientKeeper for being selected as “Best Innovation in Mobile Health Technology for Patient Safety” at the Mobile Health Expo last week.

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News 10/27/10

A new Frost & Sullivan report finds a need for fundamental change in the current healthcare model. This change, which the report found to be dependent on technology, points to three core tech markets, including remote patient monitoring and telehealth. The report found remote patient monitoring could save the system $197 billion over 25 years and that the telehealth market will grow by 10% per year to $9 billion by the end of this year.

Todd Park, CTO of HHS, joins Francis Collins, Director of NIH, for opening keynote at mHealth Summit.

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