This article features the impact that mobile devices–smartphones and tablets–are having in the clinical workplace: managing communication and workflow (Voalte cited); training and information lookup (to stay on top of exploding data volume*); apps for doctors and hospitals (Greater NY Hospital Association’s Happtique TA 25 Oct 11). Not the sort of thing for ‘buzzy cocktail chatter’ about how the latest app will change consumer behavior, and it all would put RockHealth’s principals to sleep, but Ed. Donna’s bet is that this sector is moving on up farther and faster than an app or three for consumers. The Future of mHealth: Doctors Use Gadgets to Improve Healthcare (Mobiledia and Forbes.com)
* Related IBM release with reference to the 35% year-over-year growth of health data.