Author Archive | Felasfa Wodajo, MD

The creative force of Eric Topol

The creative force of Eric Topol

A detailed review and discussion of Eric Topol’s book, Creative Destruction of Medicine, with emphasis on pharmacogenetics, continuous physiologic and biologic sensing, and “super-convergence” of the two.

Crowdfunded accessory combines clipboard and iPad holder

A simple, yet potentially useful adaptation of a clipboard could find a home on the hospital wards if Clipboard+ meets its fundraising deadline on Kickstarter in one week. The idea is that hospital residents and students still need to write on paper, but that juggling a smartphone or tablet while trying to hold paper is […]

mHealth Summit Call for Presentations closes June 29 #mHS12

Attention mHealth researchers, companies and organizations – if you would like to present a talk or panel at the upcoming mHealth Summit in December, the submission deadline is in one week. For more information, please go to: mHealth Summit – Call for Presentations and share your experience and expertise with over 5,000 leaders in mobile health. The […]

Connecting healthcare + social media: the #HCSMNY conference

Connecting healthcare + social media: the #HCSMNY conference

The pervasiveness of Facebook and other social media platforms has created opportunities to improve patient-physician communication. Willing doctors can connect with patients in and outside the exam room, expanding their reach and thus jointly sharing in the empowerment this newest technology revolution offers. Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks summarizes the power of social media for physicians this way: […]

The future of medicine is … here: TEDMED 2012

The future of medicine is … here: TEDMED 2012

In just a few short years, the TEDMED conference has grown in size and prominence to become an annual highlight for healthcare visioneers and digerati. The list of speakers shows it to include some of the best and brightest in the nation, and spans disciplines from engineering to medicine to informatics to chemistry. As many […]

Boston area to get its own Rock Health startup accelerator

Boston area to get its own Rock Health startup accelerator

The Boston Globe is reporting today that the Rock Health, the San Francisco based health startup accelerator, will be opening up a Boston branch this Summer. The program is already accepting applications. Reportedly several Boston based entrepreneurs are already signed up as mentors, including Jason Jacobs of RunKeeper, Ben Rubin of Zeo, Erika Pabo of […]

Details of highly successful U Chicago hospital iPad program revealed

Details of highly successful U Chicago hospital iPad program revealed

Recently, physicians at the University of Chicago published a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine detailing their experience with the routine use of iPads by internal medicine residents during their regular duties. What they documented was that use of the mobile device was objectively associated with faster order entry after patient admission and the subjective assessment that it saves up to one hour per day for each resident.

Announcing the iMedicalApps Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award

Announcing the iMedicalApps Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award

By Perry Payne, MD & Felasfa Wodajo MD iMedicalApps and the 2012 Medicine 2.0 congress are announcing the iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, to be presented at the September 2012 Medicine 2.0 Congress. Medicine 2.0 is the premier conference for health, medicine and biomedical researchers and clinicians on social media, mobile apps, and […]

The 2012 mHealth Summit finds a new home at HIMSS

The 2012 mHealth Summit finds a new home at HIMSS

Announced today is a partnership in the works for some time: mHealth Summit will now be convened and managed by HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). The mHealth Summit is easily the largest global meeting on mobile health and is unique in bringing together the perspectives of mHealth researchers and physicians along with the […]

Introducing mHealth by iMedicalApps

Introducing mHealth by iMedicalApps

iMedicalApps has launched mHealth (iMedicalApps.com/mhealth), a page dedicated to the use of mobile technologies for direct patient care. This is where you can read about great research being done on the use of mobile technologies for health & wellness, the latest in wireless health devices and about innovative digital health startups. We will continue to […]

Unconnected medical devices will soon become obsolete, conversation with Qualcomm Life VP Rick Valencia #mHS11

Unconnected medical devices will soon become obsolete, conversation with Qualcomm Life VP Rick Valencia #mHS11

As was covered recently, Qualcomm’s 2net Platform looks poised to make a major impact on medical device connectivity and allow for the creation for new kinds of health applications and businesses. One great example which shows the power of allowing application developers to “outsource” end-to-end connectivity is the Macaw app. It aggregates data from multiple types […]