MHX 2011 Conference Report

A highlights report on Day 2 of the recent Mobile Health Expo (MHX) 2011 in NYC. Some points:

  • mHealth as the convergence of social media (SM) and healthcare (HC) or wellness care (WC)
  • 7,000–or 2%–of Apple AppStore apps are clinically related
  • Need safeguards for such mHealth apps as diabetic insulin dose calculators;  doctors very wary due to risk and liability, not to mention significant implications for HIPAA privacy and security
  • social support a key motivator

Many thanks to reader Bill Oravecz of EHR and health management consultancy WTO Associates.  Report

Introducing Worcestershire TeleCare video: A guide for Customers (UK)

Editor Steve confesses to mixed feelings about this video. As a communication to customers or potential customers of the independent Worcestershire TeleCare Service, it is excellent: the structure, the pace, and most importantly, the ‘meet the team’ interviews are spot-on. On the other hand it reminds one how much of the UK’s telecare provision promotes the ‘stay-at-home-with-a-pendant’ mentality. It also looks like an advert for a particular manufacturer. Worcestershire TeleCare Service website. 7 mins 41 seconds