West Wireless launches health policy center in Washington DC

With the launch of the West Health Policy Center, Gary and Mary West have added another front in their philanthropic assault on the institutional inefficiencies of the health care system. This time they are establishing a presence in Washington DC focused on enticing the most talented post-doctoral research fellows to compete for one of five […]

How Humana became a leader in mobile engagement, interview with Julie Kling

There are few, if any, large corporations that use mobile technology to engage their customers as effectively as Louisville, KY-based health insurer Humana. The company’s Games 4 Health program is among the most innovative mobile health programs anywhere and the projects like B-Cycle are revolutionizing bike sharing and incentivizing healthy lifestyles. I recently had a […]

Proposed clinical trial for mobile phone app and pedometer to test effectiveness of physical intervention programs

mHealth Research Daily with Tim Bredrup Today, approximately 50% of U.S. adults do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity, particularly women and minorities. Although mobile technologies are promising tools for delivering physical activity interventions, it’s necessary to understand how to effectively apply them in efforts to increase and maintain physical activity in physically […]

McKesson’s “Mobilizing For Health” research grant program accepting applicants through March 2012

Mobilizing for Health® is the McKesson Foundation’s grant initiative that provides funding for research on mobile phone-based interventions for low-income patients with chronic diseases. Specifically, their interest lies in research proposals that seek to evaluate mHealth applications, with priority given to researchers studying the use of mobile in cancer management.  The research studies funded by these […]

Which version iPad should doctors buy?

A short discussion and analysis of the relevant factors when considering what size and version iPad to purchase if you are a medical professional. Factors considered include hardware, software, price, connectivity and available storage.

The best anatomy app for physicians and med students on the iPhone: Visible Body

Visible Body for iPhone is just as impressive as the iPad version. The level of anatomical detail is very high and nothing major has been lost in the transition to the smaller device. At $9.99, Visible Body is a steal when compared to other decent anatomy apps available for the iPhone. Visible Body has many uses from patient education, to medical students and medical educators. Hands down one of, if not the best, anatomy app available for the iPhone.