US Army's commitment to mHealth demonstrated

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Veterans’ Affairs [TA 2 July], Col. Ronald Poropatich, M.D. of TATRC and US Army Medical Research gave a comprehensive report on their extensive eHealth initiatives:  mCare which delivers to the cell phones of over 300 wounded, recovering soldiers a minimum of six messages weekly comprising health tips, appointment reminders, and general announcements; Text4Baby [TA 4 Feb]; testing a cell phone video reminder system for soldiers with diabetes to improve compliance; and reviews of commercial systems such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod.  The US armed services and the VA remain the largest to-date users of eHealth and mHealth technologies. Information Week.