This year, mHealth received a lot of attention. As smartphones became more powerful and as new devices like the Apple iPad emerged into the marketplace, the entire mobile health phenomenon really took off. Plus, we saw a number of clinical studies being published about the use of mobile computing technology to improve health care delivery.
What does mHealth mean to you? Is the future of mobile health going to focus around texting or SMS? Will it be around slate devices like the Apple iPad, the Dell Streak, or the Samsung Galaxy Tab? Will it be around smartphones?
I love mobile devices, so I find it especially exciting to see health care professionals and patients embracing mobile technology to improve health care. As technology continues to improve mobile computing capabilities, we'll soon find ourselves relying less on our desktops and we'll lean more heavily on our mobile devices. Soon, the term "computer" will become a term that get redefined. After all, is an iPhone a computer? Is a BlackBerry a computer? Is the iPad a computer?