I am getting ready for the Mobile Health 2011 conference at Stanford University this week. This preparation got me to thinking about how far we have come in the past 100 years:
"When the expectations of wireless experts are realized everyone will have his own pocket telephone and may be called wherever he happens to be…When that invention is perfected, we shall have a new series of daily miracles." [100 Years of Mobile Phones]
This year's meeting theme is "What really works?" - to start applying data and evidence to validate the stories and ideas about mobile health that have abounded over the past 4 years - whether they are about what really works...
in changing behavior?
in using SMS to improve health?
when mobile is part of a multi-touchpoint ecosystem?
in mobile health collaborations?
in public health?
in evaluating impact?
in hacking mobile health?
in changing behavior: commercial impact?
in the business of mobile health?
I am looking forward to learning about the answers...