#HIMSS16 Mobile Health Roundup

HIMSS 2016 (or as many prefer #HIMSS16) is just around the corner. The Twitter stream for #HIMSS16 is alive and well. In fact, it’s pretty much overwhelming. However, there are nuggets full of amazingness being shared by incredible people. With that in mind, I thought this week’s post could look at interesting mobile health related tweets shared on the #HIMSS16 hashtag.

The very best mobile health apps will realize this truth. Downloads is great because it illustrates potential. However, value is created by persistent use and improved outcomes.

Unfortunately, I’m not seeing much of a culture shift in this regard. Most in healthcare are afraid to fail. In some ways that’s a good thing. In other ways, it’s hindering our progress.

My gut tells me that most mobile health vendors would fail a HIPAA audit. What do you think?

Changing behaviors is the holy grail of mobile health in my opinion. Although, it’s much harder to do it than to write about it.

About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.