The 2013 mHealth Summit will be host to 100 educational sessions and more than 400 exhibitors in an effort to educate attendees on how to improve health outcomes through the use of mobile health. The summit unites many players in the healthcare industry, including government, private businesses, academia and healthcare providers. Presenters will share past successes of how mHealth has helped improve communication among providers and led to better management of patient conditions. Speakers at the show will also attempt to help attendees stay ahead of the curve by forecasting the future of mobile technology in the industry. The event will be held in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-11.
1Reviews and reactions-
After the 2013 mHealth Summit
After the last presentation has been given and attendees have returned home, there will still be plenty of stories to unpack. Here you will find reviews of the biggest news from the last days of the conference, complete with reactions from conference-goers.
Can hospitals overcome the costs, hardware requirements and complexity of supporting clinicians' need for remote access? Continue Reading
2From the conference floor -
Live at mHealth summit
SearchHealthIT News Director Don Fluckinger will be live at the summit, covering the biggest announcements made at the event. He will also share thoughts and opinions from experts and other attendees. Check back here during the summit for daily updates.
The Acting National Coordinator for Health IT discusses the delay to stage 3 of meaningful use and changes to his agency's decision-making processes. Continue Reading
Political and marketplace forces are responsible for the lack of health data interoperability. Listen to this podcast to learn how a free flow of data will improve patient care. Continue Reading
Many patients have asked for, and received, more of their medical data. Is price transparency next on their wish list? Continue Reading
Health IT is facing numerous issues. Listen to this podcast to find out how technology can overcome them and lead to better care. Continue Reading
More than 5,500 people will be in attendance at the 2013 mHealth Summit, where presenters will share best practices for using mHealth in care environments. The mobile health market changes year-round, so check here to keep up with the latest developments leading up to the summit.
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg is scheduled to speak at this year's mHealth Summit. What insight will she offer about the agency's mobile medical app regulatory plan? Continue Reading
A new study shows the majority of patients with chronic conditions track at least one of their health indicators. Read more to find out if they think tracking is beneficial. Continue Reading
Our mobile health survey showed that the majority of providers support iOS and Android use in their facilities. Continue Reading
Find out how patient portals, call centers and mHealth apps are leading to improved patient engagement. Continue Reading
4From the archives-
Past mHealth Summit coverage
SearchHealthIT has been on the scene at past mHealth Summits. An important takeaway from the 2012 event was that mobile devices and applications are valuable only if they are secure. Catch up on past news to see if things have changed for providers that are trying to accommodate the latest mobile creations.
Hospital leaders need to establish clear mobile security rules that physicians must follow, or their patients may suffer. Continue Reading
The ability to view and transfer patient data from mobile devices is changing who, if anyone, truly owns the data. Continue Reading
Find out why healthcare practitioners always look beyond the bells and whistles of the latest mobile devices. Continue Reading
One speaker at last year's conference made a splash by saying mobile technology could perform 80% of what physicians do. Read more to discover what he meant and which tasks will always need a human touch. Continue Reading