Call it Wireless Health or Mobile Health, or teleHealth, but next week's news will be full of coverage about what may be one of the most rapidly advancing sectors in the mobile world today as all eyes descend on Washington D.C. and the first ever mHealth Summit with luminaries like Ted Turner and Bill Gates leading the way. HealthCare IT will be covering it live starting on Tuesday November 9th at 9 AM so if you want a glimpse into what's in store for your health future and how wireless and mobile technology plays a part in it, tune in.
Companies like AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm, GE have been involved in the mHealth world for some time, participating the last few years in the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance's conference here in San Diego. Other new and emerging companies like Toronto based Diversinet (a client) will be there too, providing evidence that this is not just a backyard gathering. mHealth has global implications and paying attention to what will be going down in D.C. is just the tip of the iceberg.