April 24: mHealth and why it's hot or not -- a Fireside Chat
With a rapid growth in mobile technology and infrastructure in the previous decade, the field of medicine is looking to capitalize upon the integration of the internet and mass digital options to improve patient care and access.
This program will aim to identify areas of focus in the realms of digital health and mHealth, while also demonstrating both successes and failures that have recently come to light in this fast moving market.
- Dr. Timothy Aungst from MCPHS, member of the UMass Center of mHealth and Social Media
- Janice McCallum, Managing Director, Health Content Advisors and Trustee, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
- Moderated by David Howe, CEO and Co-Founder LuminaCare Solutions
Timothy Dy Aungst, PharmD, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at MCPHS University, and clinical pharmacist in cardiology at UMass Hospital. He is passionate about the role of digital health and mHealth in the field of medicine and pharmacy practice. His primary interests include the use of wearables for patient data collection in ambulatory management, and use of devices and apps in medication monitoring and adherence. He writes for several major digital health publications and works with the MIT Haking Medicine program. You can find his personal blog at TheDigitalApothecary.com and on Twitter @TDAungst.
Janice McCallum is Managing Director of Health Content Advisors, a consulting firm that advises companies on business models for creating, sharing and commercializing healthcare data. She is a respected thought leader in the digital transformation of the healthcare industry and has been actively involved in creating and marketing information products for over thirty years. She has held senior-level product management and content development positions in pioneering information companies and now consults to healthcare IT and publishing companies.
Her recent article was just published:
Janice is an active curator of healthcare and health IT information and has developed a network of over 13,000 followers on Twitter (@janicemccallum).She is a healthcare industry analyst whose blog and tweets (@janicemccallum) cover topics related to integrating and analyzing data from all healthcare stakeholder groups. She is a member of HIMSS, Society for Participatory Medicine (S4PM), the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), and Boston Women in Information Network.
Janice has an MBA in marketing from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Economics from Simmons College. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery/Striatus Orthopaedic Communications.
Committee: Jerry Shapiro & Barbara Finer, co-chairs, Mark Hediger, Howard Lin, Bruce Rogers, Rachit Ohri, David Howe, Jenn Fern