Posts Tagged 'mobile'

Making mHealth a Reality

Jun 14

We’ve all had at least one frustrating experience with the health care system. A moment where you’re left thinking: “There has to be a better way of doing this.” For me, these moments often come when the paper-filled world of health care doesn’t jive with my increasingly mobile-based lifestyle. (You can count me in the […]

Quantified Self: Is self-tracking the future of behavior change?

Feb 23

I sat down with Ernesto for a Q&A on the “quantified self” movement and how it might be applied to public health in the near future.

Utilizing Digital Channels to Reach Those “‘80s Babies”

Feb 07

No matter what we call them, we are reaching out to them more and more, especially in social media. Who are they? What are they doing online? What is the best way to reach them?

How social are you when it comes to seeking health information online?

May 13

When it comes to sharing and/or looking for health information online, are you a social butterfly or a wallflower? New findings from the Pew Internet and Life Project’s The Social Life of Health Information 2011 survey were released yesterday, showing that online resources, including advice from peers, serve as a significant source of health information […]

Friday Round-Up: What I’ve Been Reading

Apr 22

I’m back for another edition of Friday Round-Up. Sorry for the brief hiatus; we were in full swing conference mode with the World Social Marketing Conference. Using Social Media to Save Women’s Lives. I love that these stories are increasingly being told. The Women’s Refugee Commission launched Mama: Together for Safe Births in Crises. To […]

Friday Round-Up: What I’ve Been Reading

Apr 08

There’s been a lot of great (and exciting) stories related to social health circulating around the interwebs this week. Here are a few I found most interesting: JAMA Commentary on Games for Health: This commentary, from Dr. J. Leighton Read and Dr. Stephen Shortell, encourages practitioners, health care providers, and policy makers to place more […]

Health Searches Online: Google, Yahoo!, Mobile, and Apps

Oct 21

83 percent of Internet users have looked for health or medical information online, according to 2009 research from the Pew Internet & American Life Project.  New research, released by Pew on Monday, shows that the use of cell phones to look up health or medical information is growing: 17 percent of American adults have used […]

Calling Me On It

Jul 16

Much is written about patient-provider interactions and how they can be improved.  As I learned this week, there is an elegant solution to what is doubtless a common concern among health care providers: is the patient telling the truth, no matter how inconvenient? The truth: I snore.  In fact, my snoring is loud and legendary—famed […]

I want someone to do my exercise for me, is there an app for that?

May 21

Well, not really.  But mobile technology is emerging as a powerful tool to help people adopt healthy behaviors.  Researchers and developers are looking into ways that mobile technology can be used in a variety of ways—to encourage physical activity in teenagers , to help combat obesity, or to provide pregnant women and new moms with […]

Local Government…They’re Developing An App for That!

May 10

We’ve all seen the Apple commercials showcasing the seemingly endless amount of iPhone apps for everything from getting your news, to remembering where you parked your car. And it really seems like there is almost always “an app for that.” Recently I ran across a great program that’s helping to give local governments that same […]