1st Edition

mHealth Innovation Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier

Edited By David Metcalf, Rick Krohn Copyright 2014
    384 Pages
    by HIMSS Publishing

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    The editors of the HIMSS Books' best-seller mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems (603) have returned to deliver an expansive survey of the initiatives, innovators, and technologies driving the patient-centered mobile healthcare revolution. mHealth Innovation: Best Practices from the Mobile Frontier explores the promise of mHealth as a balance between emerging technologies and process innovations leading to improved outcomes-with the ultimate aim of creating a patient-centered and consumer-driven healthcare ecosystem. Examining the rapidly changing mobile healthcare environment from myriad perspectives, the book includes a comprehensive survey of the current-state ecosystem-app development, interoperability, security, standards, organizational and governmental policy, innovation, next-generation solutions, and mBusiness-and 20 results-driven, world-spanning case studies covering behavior change, patient engagement, patient-provider decision making, mobile gaming, mobile prescription therapy, home monitoring, mobile-to-mobile online delivery, access to care, app certification and quality evaluations, mixed media campaigns, and much more.

    Part I: mHealth and the Rise of Consumerism, Part II: The Drivers of Innovation, Part III: The Intersection of Mobile Health & Traditional Medicine, Part IV: mHealth as a Business, Part V: Standards, Security & Policy, Part VI: Global Perspectives, Part VII: The Future of mHealth.


    Rick Krohn, MA, MAS is an expert in healthcare corporate strategy and strategic marketing, business development, corporate communications, technology product development and commercialization. Mr. Krohn has served as president of HealthSense since 1998. David Metcalf, PhD has more than 20 years experience in the design and research of web-based and mobile technologies converging to enable learning and healthcare. Dr. Metcalf is director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training.