By any account, 2012 was a breakout year for mobile healthcare. When measuring the progress of mHealth over the past year, the best metrics are perhaps the raw statistics that show physicians, providers and other healthcare professionals are using smartphones, laptops and tablets in their work in unprecedented numbers.
At last week's mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., one of the things that stuck for me was the emphasis on prevention of chronic disease, particularly from a consumer standpoint.
The mHealth industry has, no doubt, grown up a lot since the first summit was held three years ago. And provider and payer organizations are doing some amazing things in the mHealth space.
As hospitals rush headlong toward mHealth, many are skipping over a key step in the adoption process: strategy. In one recent survey, health IT consulting firm Medullan asked more than 100...