There is excitement in the air about how mobile phones are the breakthrough technology for changing health behavior. Last Saturday, I was convinced this must be true. In two short hours, I:
- Skimmed the NYTimes op-ed, You Love your iPhone. Literally, that (questionably) claimed that functional MRIs show that our brains react to our iPhones the same way they do to the proximity of someone we love.
- Received an email on my iPhone from NYC Health Business Leaders inviting me to come to a meeting: Is Mobile Health the Next Killer App?
- Came across this podcast on how mobile technology is going to vastly change care for seniors with chronic conditions.
- Read a beautiful review of the behavior change literature that asks the question Is Mobile the Prescription for Sustained Behavior Change?
- Received a text about the highly anticipated release of the iPhone 5.
- And came across Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Prepared Patient Forum: What It Takes Blog*