Well, it’s that time of year again, nearly the holidays. Whether you are more of a Hanukkah person or prefer Kwanzaa, all the good songs come out of the Christmas tradition, and so that’s where I have to go for material. Over the past few years I have written such holiday classics as: The 12 […]
Digital Health: The Cat's Meow
I know I have been a bit of a sourpuss (foreshadowing alert) on the whole digital health marketplace. While I fully acknowledge that there are some great technologies and great apps and even great business cases for the use of digital health products, a large number of the digital health ideas currently being touted as […]
Online Diagnosers Exceed Number of Words With Friends Players–Go Figure
From Russia with Love
It is not everyday that a person gets to see something entirely foreign and new and have their eyes opened to things that delight and surprise them, but I have just returned from a week of that feeling and it was downright revelatory. It started in November with an invitation I received from the Skolkovo […]
Release Yourself from Mental Slavery, or Could Technology Be the Very Thing That Makes Us Sicker?
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” – Bob Marley, Redemption Song In the July 16, 2012 issue of Newsweek there was an article called “Is the Onslaught Making Us Crazy?” The article is about mounting evidence that the connected world—the world that drives us to obsession in the pursuit […]
Be Afraid, Be Very, Very Afraid
The combination of medical devices and healthcare information technology (HIT) is very much upon us. When most people think about this merger of technical fields, they are drawn to think of the way in which mobile phones are being used in medical applications, some very much in the manner of medical devices such as ultrasound […]
mHealth: Hallelujah or Bah Humbug?
3600 people and I went to the mHealth Summit earlier this week in Washington, DC and, having spent the better part of 48 hours listening, I am still not sure what to make of this emerging healthcare sector. Given the incredible energy and high attendance at the conference, it would be easy to get caught […]