Making a list and checking it twice--or more

People love lists. We know that here at FierceMobileHealthcare, where our lists of free iPhone apps and BlackBerry apps for healthcare brought huge traffic to this site. And with 2009 winding down, lists are popping up all over the place. this morning posted its "Top 100 Free Apps For Your Phone," featuring 40 apps for the iPhone, 20 each for BlackBerry and Google's Android, plus 10 each for Windows Mobile and other smartphone operating systems. We checked, and there's not a single one that's specific to healthcare, but there is some fun and useful stuff worth taking a look at, nonetheless.

As we reported a couple of weeks ago, research firm Gartner picked mobile health monitoring as fifth on its list of 10 consumer mobile applications to watch for 2012.

And now we learn that while those of us in the U.S. chowed down and enjoyed a much-needed day off last Thursday, London-based research organization Informa Telecoms & Media made its top 10 predictions for 2010 in the telecommunications and media sectors. Healthcare didn't register even a blip. But aren't these lists fun to read? At least they beat working. - Neil