The first-ever "Health 2.0 Meets Information Therapy" conference, held in Boston last week, might as well have been called a mobile healthcare conference, because much of the event was about empowering an increasingly mobile class of tech-savvy patients. Two mobile applications stole the show at a lunchtime demonstration of innovative solutions, at least according to one account.
Living Profiles, a start-up aided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has an application to mine the text messages of teenagers with chronic illnesses to help determine their moods. And a company called FrontlineSMS:Medic, which focuses on emerging markets, helps health workers in the field collect data to export into electronic medical records.
Others took advantage of the occasion to introduce new mobile tools. The Lance Armstrong Foundation launched a BlackBerry version of its LIVESTRONG app that has been downloaded 650,000 times for the iPhone. LIVESTRONG.com also is part of the new Medzio Mobile Health Network of consumer health applications, created by health portal A.D.A.M.
To learn more about these products:
- check out this MobiHealthNews article
- read the A.D.A.M. press release