FDA will provide oversight on some mobile health Apps after 2 years of sitting on its hands and mulling on what it should do. There are 40,000 mobile health apps so it will be interesting to watch them mess up.
The UK government has thrown in the towel on the patient care IT project. It has cost £10 billion ($18 billion) and delivered nothing. The costs have not stopped and Britain's health system still has no proper strategy for patient records.
Enabling patients is not just about technology, it is about culture. The Open Notes movement could be what really changes how doctors and patient interact.
The "quantified self" is a concept that describes the ability of individuals to measure different parameters of their body, to log or track them and potentially to understand their significance. It is used in connection with mobile health apps that track behaviour.
Blue Whale Apps introduces WOD Challenge, free for iPhone and especially designed for Athletes and Boxes participating in the CrossFit fitness program, which allows them to send and receive named WOD (workout of the day) challenges.