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Sep 5 2012   9:46AM GMT

#mHealthchat: The new mobile health TweetChat

Posted by: Jenny Laurello
#mHealthchat, mHealth, mobile health, mobile health implementation, Social media, TweetChat

What: #mHealthchat
When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 ET
Where: The Twittersphere, using #mHealthchat

In the upcoming #mHealthchat TweetChat on September 13, Joseph Kim, M.D., MPH, President of Medical Communications Media (MCM) and mobile health expert contributor for’s Health IT Exchange, will be on hand to discuss the rapidly changing mHealth landscape and answer your most pressing questions about moving mobile adoption forward throughout the industry. Follow @DrJosephKim on Twitter now!

With additional thought leadership from Rasu Shrestha, M.D., VP of medical information technology and radiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, as well as one of the champions of UPMC’s Technology Development Center (TDC), we’ll spend 60 minutes discussing a variety of topics around the challenges, opportunities and best practices for mHealth usage and implementation. Follow Dr. @RasuShrestha on Twitter now!

  • T1: Social media and mhealth collaboration — How is the advent of new patient communication site platforms (i.e., Consult a Doctor) blurring the lines between social and clinical? How do you blend social media with a mobile health in a community in which both patients and docs are already engaged? HIPAA concerns? Liability issues?
  • T2: What is a medical device? In the area of mHealth, whether you have an attachment or not, an app’s an app – but at what point is that app considered a medical device and require FDA oversight? Do consumer apps fit into this category (i.e., Quantified Self apps, mobile EKGs, etc.?)
  • T3: Remote patient monitoring — Major risks? Implementation best practices? Disease states where “home monitoring 2.0” is critical? A connected scale for heart failure patients or a home based blood pressure monitor is not really mobile – it’s telemedicine. What is the future of home monitoring tools going mobile?
  • T4: Patient engagement — How are e-patients helping with mobile disease management frameworks? Learning from the empowered, engaged digital patient and ensuring a positive patient experience through telemedicine and mobile health tools.
  • T5: Privacy and security best practices for mobile health implementation and telemedicine initiatives. Impact of and concerns around the cloud in this growing arena?

Follow along at #mHealthchat and get your questions ready for September 13, 12:00 – 1:00 ET!  

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