Trying to give the still nascent mHealth sector a motivational kick in the pants, the Federal Communications Commission has begun working directly with startups and universities to help bring new wireless telemedicine and healthcare technologies to market faster.
Curious about where mHealth and Health 2.0 innovations are headed? Check out the third annual Health Data Initiative Forum, aka Health Datapalooza, June 5–6. If the success of previous programs is any indicator, several hot new startups should emerge from this year’s event.
Qualcomm and Verizon are both proposing to trick out healthcare with some wireless connectivity. Qualcomm launched its new 2net cloud and mobile biometric information monitoring and sharing platform, while Verizon is developing mobile video communications technologies that could enable the virtual house call.
Mobile health examines the behavioral changes that occur as new technologies advance our health care system worldwide. Quite often, these changes are due to an increasing proliferation of mobile health apps, from fitness and nutrition trackers to those that use social networking as a motivating force.