mHealth-Digital Health-Telehealth

mHealth - mHealth (also written as m-health) is an abbreviation for mobile health, a term used for the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices. Digital Health - Digital healthcare (also known as digital health) is an upcoming discipline that involves the use of information and communication technologies to help address the health problems and challenges faced by patients. These technologies include both hardware and software solutions and services. Telehealth: Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration.

Up is down and down is up in health technology

Terminology is just one problem.

10/17/2014

The Next Hot Market For Wearable Tech

Fast Company: Wearable tech for older adults.

10/16/2014

VA Telehealth Services Served Over 690,000 Veterans In Fiscal Year 2014

10/10/2014

WASHINGTON –The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that its national telehealth programs served more than 690,000 Veterans during fiscal year 2014. That total represents approximately 12 percent of the overall Veteran population enrolled for VA healthcare, and accounted for more than 2 million telehealth visits. Of that number, approximately 55 percent were Veterans living in rural areas with limited access to VA healthcare. >>> Read more . . .

10 digital health startups that pivoted

An interesting list -- including PERS and mPERS.

05/06/2014

Turn off that health app -- hackers want your data now

Forget about your credit card.  Hackers want your health data -- and most apps do not protect your privacy.

09/25/2014

Let's focus our lens on caregiving -- technology and beyond

Tech we talk about -- health -- the much-hyped investment opportunity. We talk ad nauseum about health innovation, often in the context of an aging society -- from StartupHealth, Rock Health, Health 2.0, and AARP's own Health@50+.  And we're wired beyond saturation with new health device tech announcements, from the advance swooning about Apple everything (never seen so many health dreams and now, security worries!) and Samsung nearly-everything-else (never seen so many device shapes!)  And there was plenty of health tech talk at the AARP Ideas@50+ in San Diego -- see Health Interactive@50+. >>> Read more . . .

Move the Digital Health impact needle -- invest in error avoidance

So much investment on consumer tools...why not switch focus to medical error avoidance?

09/01/2014

Aging in place and market size exaggeration

Look closer at that Semico aging in place projection of $30 billion by 2017.  In an article in the Dallas Morning News just a few days ago, the previously noted Semico $30 Billion projection of  'aging in place' (AIP) technology by 2017 was quoted again. Nice number, but what's it for? Taking a closer read, the cited report asserts that “almost 70 percent of the over 120 million unit shipments will come from wellness peripherals like glucose meters, blood pressure monitors and smart scales.” Really? Hang in with me a second. That's 84 million of these 'wellness peripherals' that the population which is aging in place will be buying within 3 years, generating that $30 billion. >>> Read more . . .

Boomers need viable AND useful smartphone health apps

Smartphones are everywhere -- good thing we don't need them for anything vital.

07/19/2014

The Internet of Things -- Nothing to See Here, Move Along

We've been treated lately to a plethora of pronouncements about the arrival of the Internet of Things.

07/10/2014
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