mobile health hype

By Brian Dolan August 27, 2014
As it does every year, analyst firm Gartner updated its famous Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies this summer and, according to the firm, "mobile health monitoring" is approaching the bottom of the so-called "trough of disillusionment". Mobile health monitoring will need another five to 10 years before reaching its "plateau of productivity" and steady market adoption. Back in 2009 Gartner...
By Brian Dolan February 12, 2013
MobiHealthNews Contributing Editor Neil Versel really hit a nerve last week when writing about direct-to-consumer healthcare and the acquisition of Massive Health by fitness device maker Jawbone. (Be sure to read it now, if you haven't yet.) While his column made a number of provocative comments, I think this one really gets to the heart of his argument: "What those projects all have in common is...
By Neil Versel January 6, 2011
By Neil Versel With the new year comes a new beginning for me as Contributing Editor to MobiHealthNews. On alternating weeks, I’ll be offering my hopefully insightful commentary on this fascinating world we call mobile health and interviewing newsmakers. I’ll also be providing regular news coverage. Another sign of the turning of the calendar: The proliferation of recaps of the year just...
By Brian Dolan June 25, 2010
By Jon Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association The funny thing about “mHealth” is that it has taken on such a cult-like status among investors, industry and the media. Certainly the potential for the use of mHealth in the delivery of healthcare is huge and it may have an impact on other parts of healthcare such as chronic care management, emergency response services and the role and...

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