Monthly Archives: November 2012

Adoption of mHealth Technologies: UK vs USA


The Secretary of Health for the UK, Jeremy Hunt recently said “…while mobile broadband technology is revolutionising most walks of life, there is a problem once ­people encounter the relatively antiquated systems of the NHS.”  The UK has developed an … Continue reading

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The Future of Medical Apps: A Call to Arms For the End of Flimsy Science


A recent article in the Washington Post raises concerns about the legitimacy of mobile health apps.  As Chair of the committee which developed Draft Standards for the Happtique App Certification Program, I applaud the author for taking a critical look … Continue reading

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Current State of mHealth: Anatomy of a Survey


A well-conducted survey on the use of cell phones for healthcare was released yesterday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The study was conducted in August-September of 2012. I will review some of the major and more interesting … Continue reading

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Data: Comparing Healthcare and Election 2012


This special post is not meant to be nor stimulate a partisan discussion on the impending election. It is a piece on how we view data differently, depending upon its context.  We are, one day prior to Election Day, programmed … Continue reading

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The FDA and Medical Apps: Where are We?


In a previous post on this site I discussed my reasons for endorsing FDA oversight of mobile medical apps. Since we are nearing a final decision by the FDA concerning the matter, I thought it fitting to bring it to … Continue reading

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