An introduction to mHealth opportunities for the Medical Device Industry

Medical Device plus mHealth creates Opportunity

I’ve been invited to present to an Irish Medical Device industry audience in February. Below is an overview of the talk, if you can think of something I should cover/add/omit please feel encouraged to make your suggestions in the comments:

We’ve just lived through what will be looked back on as the ‘Nokia Decade’ and we’re approaching the ‘Mobile Moment’ – the point in time when mobile penetration per capita = 100% and when mobile becomes the first ever technology that is as widely distributed as mankind!

The Mobile Industry today is the newest Trillion Dollar Industry and practically every major mobile operator has a mHealth program in place and leaders in the field have already invested in excess of $1 Billion on the opportunity.

For the Medical Device Industry this will introduce huge uncertainty and incredible opportunities. David Doherty has been making money from the use of mobiles in the Healthcare industry since 1995 (when he was studying Medicine at UCL in London) and in this presentation will share with the audience where he sees the big opportunities and why Ireland with it’s strong medical device and pharma sectors and “home from home” for Mobile Giants (like Google, Apple, Facebook, etc) is perfectly placed to be a global leader as citizens of the world increasingly turn to their mobile phones in the pursuit of longer healthier and more independent lives.

Key takeaways will include:

> Learn why everything that should be connected will be and get hands on with some incredible mHealth technologies and services

> Learn how a Mobile First Strategy can transform the value of your medical device brand

> Discover the wealth of opportunities that the global mHealth market can offer Medical Device brands

> Learn about opportunities for the Irish Medical Device industry to get involved in eHealth Week 2013. Being held at the new Convention Centre in Dublin from the 13-15 May 2013, this event will bring 2,500 healthcare industry leaders to Ireland for two main events: the High Level eHealth Conference co-organised by the European Commission and the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS Europe.


Background to speaker: David Doherty cofounded 3G Doctor a service that provides documented mobile video consultations with registered Doctors. David also consults to leading healthcare & Telecom brands from around the world on the mHealth opportunity. He is currently working with the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland and HIMSS to develop the program for the mHealth Symposium that is being held during the eHealth Week.

The event is a ‘closed meeting’ of the Irish Medical Device Association’s working group for Innovation, Research, Development & Commercialisation (IDRC) and takes place on Thursday 7th February in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland. More details here.

If you’d like to attend and aren’t a IMDA member please contact me in the comments below and I’ll ask the organisers if you can join us.


22 FEB UPDATE: Here’s my slide deck:

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