Smartphones: A Clinical Trial Platform

In my daily browsing of interesting content, I came across this SlideShare presentation talking about mobile health and the use of smartphones in healthcare. The presentation coverss a lot of ground including the smartphone as a clinical trial platform. Check it out below:

Some of the quotes in the second half of the presentation are really insightful and thought provoking. Plus, who doesn’t like a great Dilbert cartoon? I’m still chewing on this quote: “The word LISTEN has the same letters as the word SILENT.”

I was also hit by the quote from Om Malik, “I live with a disease and my phone is as much a part of it as my meds.” Although, maybe I was a bit more struck by it since Om’s blog, GigaOm, got shut down this week after it ran out of money. Om’s doing fine since he’d left the company a while back and is a VC now. Either way, his quote gives an insight into what a powerful smartphone could do for health. This is why we started this blog.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.