“In 2007 I met up with Don Jones and we started talking about opportunities for mobile devices and healthcare to converge. The smartphone does give us a window into each person that we never had before and so that will be for management of a condition, the prevention of a condition, I mean there’s opportunities galore here. It’s actually archaic the way our system works today in that we still rely heavily on paper and charts, the old way, and that’s really a reflection of the fact that the medical community has been in a separate orbit from the digital world and that’s going to change”
After watching this neat explanation of the mHealth opportunity I continue to be baffled as to how Eric Topol MD could let his best selling book ship with a USB stick on the front cover.
The video profiles two mHealth technologies that I’ve reviewed first hand on this blog before, the Alivecor ECG iPhone case (review) and the GE V-Scan (review) it also mentions Don Jones, VP Lifescience, Qualcomm. Here he is experiencing his first 3G mobile video call way back in 2009 with 3G Doctor’s Fiona Kavanagh MRCGP: