mobile operators

By Brian Dolan February 3, 2015
More than 40 million US smartphone owners are active users of at least one wellness or fitness app, according to research firm Parks Associates. The firm has also reported that one in four heads of household -- at homes with broadband -- use a mobile app to track their fitness or track their caloric intake. Last year the research firm published research that estimated 41 percent of caregivers in...
By Jonah Comstock July 29, 2013
UK-based mobile operator O2, a subsidiary of Telefonica, has discontinued two of its mobile health offerings in the UK. By the end of 2013, the company will stop supporting consumer-facing emergency response service Help at Hand and provider-facing remote patient monitoring service Health at Home. MobiHealthNews reported on the launch of these two offerings just a few months ago, in mid-March,...
By Jonah Comstock February 8, 2013
Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson Verizon announced the election of Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson to its board of directors, just  a week after AT&T added retired Humana CEO Michael McCallister to its board. Wasson has been Walgreens CEO since 2009, working his way up within the company from pharmacy intern in 1980. Walgreens has been a strong driver of mobile health engagement, with a hugely...
By Brian Dolan July 9, 2012
At the DIA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia last month, Vodafone and Exco InTouch announced a deal that sees Vodafone launching a new mobile-enabled clinical trial offering that leverages Exco's patient reported outcomes software for mobile phones. Exco made headlines last year when it inked a deal with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to determine how effective mobile-enabled clinical trials could be...
By Neil Versel April 11, 2012
If Ethiopia is to achieve two of the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, mobile technologies will need to play a central role, according to a proposed strategic plan now being circulated in global development spheres. The document is intended to serve as a model for other countries considering national mobile health strategies. The UN wants developing countries such as Ethiopia to...
By Chris Gullo September 6, 2011
Verizon has added smartphone and tablet support to their Verizon Universal Identity Services for Healthcare offering, the company announced last week. The identity authentification software service is now accessible on iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. Verizon Universal Identity Services-Healthcare is a cloud-based service launched in November of last year that offers secure authenticated...
By Brian Dolan March 12, 2010
Writing over at the Gerson Lehrman Group blog, Mobile Flow CEO Ade Bamigboye, has penned a worthwhile summary of the mHealth market, including the classic challenges the industry faces and new opportunities thanks to mobile operator interest: "Over the years, the drive to incorporate technology as a key aspect of personal healthcare delivery has suffered from technological, logistical and legal...