Thoughts on the mHealth Summit

mHealth-summit-review

The mHealthSummit gets bigger by the year (5,000 attendees from 60 countries this time around), and here are three takeaways from the event just ended, at the National Harbor in Washington, D.C. from December 9-11, 2013:

  1. ENORMOUS:  Increasingly the vendors are BIG.  In mHealthSummits past, the exhibitors typically had highly innovative products, but were not firms you’d recognize.  Now, the names are like this:  Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Qualcomm, Intel.  Of course, many small companies also participated, and many of these are very well funded given the tsunami of venture capital funds that have hit the beach.
  2. EVIDENCE:  In the old days (you know, 18 months ago), your emblematic mHealth vendor would say “we think our ___ works.”  Now, vendors tend to have More
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