INSIDE mHealth - CES: the latest news on mobile healthcare
Struggling to stay up to date with what is new in the rapidly changing world of mHealth? INSIDE mHealth in the new weekly round up from RFI delivering the latest news, trends, facts and stats direct to your screen.
This week INSIDE mHealth highlights include the latest news from CES, predictions on the big innovations set to hit in 2013 and how prosthetic limbs will soon be talking to your mobile:
2013 will be the year that Google Glasses will hit the market creating the possibility of delivering data and digital information direct to healthcare professionals in the operating room.
Smartphone apps get evidence based background: There are more and more studies focusing on whether certain smartphone apps and concepts can be used in medicine and healthcare, hence, doctors should soon be able to prescribe mobile apps for their patients besides drugs and therapies.
No hospital can live without social media accounts: This has been a clear trend for a couple of years and now every hospital manager needs to understand the importance of using social networks to keep in touch with (future) patients.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released an app that provides public 24/7 access to important and timely health information that people can use to protect their lives and loved ones.
The interactive features, multiple presentation formats, referenced resources and thoughtful presentation make this app a reliable and fun app for patients.
Key Trends to Watch:
1. In developing countries where medical infrastructure is less developed, adoption of mobile technology will continue to move much more quickly
2. Patients can expect less frequent visits to doctors as mobile apps provide medical information in innovative ways that are not only more engaging to users, but improve retention of that information.
3. Medical devices will emerge that have integrated cellular connectivity to provide ‘always on’ connection
Reachability is the term that is used for when our devices are on but we aren’t using them – we are ‘reachable’. This concept is considered the primary reason for the rapid adoption of the newest mass media and needs to be understood by everyone developing mHealth services.
Magellan has introduced their latest galileoTM connected lower limb prosthetics. The technology provides a total new mobile patient- care provider experience by sending constant feedback from the limb to the patient’s mobile and care provider’s device.
2 Jan 2013 M
@connected_care Tikki Gee
CES 2013: The Year of The Quantified Self? http://t.co/rtCJvno4 #ehealth #mhealth
7 Jan 2013 M
@lmsergio Luca M. Sergio
#mHealth heating up! Alere to pay as much as $22M for MedApps http://t.co/q1ovyuEu
7 Jan 2013
2 Jan 2013
Just tried this new mobile iSpO2 add/app for blood oxygen saturation% Love it! #mhealth #CDoM
2 Jan 2013
Berci Meskó, MD, PhD
The CDC goes mobile, releases a great public health app for your patients http://t.co/eZAFwrHO #mhealth
5 Jan 2013
Jen Dyer MD, MPH
The most innovative Medical Apps of 2012 http://t.co/urEIBLAD #mhealth #hcsm
3 Jan 2013