Beyond Devices: mHealth is More Personal Today

The seventh annual mHealth Summit kicks off Nov. 8 with the theme, Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Patients and Providers.

This event, which is now part of the HIMSS Connected Health Conference, has come a long way since the first show in 2008, when the focus was primarily on devices. Since then, the meaning of “mobility” has evolved, with mHealth now driving a swelling tide of innovation that will ultimately fill the data hole that has vexed physicians for millennia: How is my patient doing at home?  We’re seeing bits and pieces of the innovations and use-cases that will make this possible—from footstep-monitoring smart phones to wearable biosensors for Parkinson’s patients. But these just hint at the disruptive changes that lie ahead.

Where are we heading, and how do we get there? That’s what we are looking forward to sharing next week as several experts on our team will be presenting ideas on the next phase of mHealth technology.

For example, here are just a few of the activities on the agenda:

  • The Intel booth (#703) will be a hub of activity showcasing many leading technologies, such as: a Patient Room of the Future, remote patient monitoring systems, Intel® RealSense™ cameras for wound care, portable teleclinics, IoT platforms that record, store and analyze data, plus the newest mobile devices featuring Windows* 10.
  • I will be delivering a keynote address on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Potomac Ballroom on the main stage and will be looking at mHealth’s growing role in enabling connected and proactive care wherever you are, tailored to you, your data, and your care community. Plus, I’ll be sharing some innovations that are moving us from wearable to implantable health technologies.
  • Our Cybersecurity Kiosk (#4) will feature our security expert, David Houlding, covering security maturity models and online tools. Come with your questions and have a chat with him.
  • The Connected Health Pavilion is where you can learn about big data analytics and see the Basis Peak™ watch in action in CH-3.

Mobility is a given as today’s healthcare continues expanding beyond institutions into more home-based and community care settings. Mobile technology offers the promise to help busy clinicians improve quality of care and efficiency of care delivery. Intel powers mobile devices with modern user interfaces for on-the-go clinicians, while helping IT departments meet the challenges of managing and securing devices in a “bring your own device” (BYOD) world.

We are looking forward to mHealth Summit and encourage you to follow @IntelHealth on Twitter for live tweets from the show floor and the Intel presentations.

What are you most looking forward to seeing and learning about at mHealth Summit?

John Sotos, MD, is the Worldwide Medical Director at Intel Corporation.