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Predictions for mHealth from David Doherty

Will mobile phones upset your thinking and upend your industry?  Maybe.  I'm working on a start-up idea for what I call "Consumer-controlled access to medical information" using Apple's iPhone as an authentication device.  David's forecast gives me some comfort I'm on the right track.

Some of the slides are hard to read, so here are the main predictions for how mobile phones will transform healthcare delivery in 2009

1.  mHealth will begin to supersede eHealth
2.  The Personal mHR will begin to replace eHR
3.  The Health Web Bubble won’t happen
4.  OLPC interest will shift to OMPC (One Mobile Per Child).
5.  SmartHome and Body Area Network initiatives will disappoint and focus will shift to mHome and Pervasive mTechnologies.
6.  A scientific paper will prove a mFitness application can offer greater Health benefits than regular gym use.
7.  Mobile Network Operators will start promoting Healthcare uses for Smartphones
8.  A 3G Video Calling service will be launched to serve patients in need of Medical Emergency Assistance.
9.  mHealth will drive the next phase of hardware convergence. 


Anonymous said…
Hi Steve,

Thanks for sharing my thoughts here.

I hadn't realised the text would be illegible - i must go and upload it all...

Best wishes,

David Doherty
3G Doctor

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