Saturday, May 30, 2009

HealthCamp Nashville #hcn09



This will e ongoing all day today. Check back in for more as I view events and present a little SL thingie at 2:00 pm CDT.

Attending keynote for HealthCamp Nashville with Paul Meyer, Chariman of Voxiva, "THE POWER OF THE INTERNET, THE REACH OF THE PHONE"--got in a bit late but it's an interesting talk. His company works with with Mexico, Rwanda, Peru, and obviously quite a few oter places.

vid@net is an interactive support system for HIV/AIDS and their families

text4baby will be rolled out soon, hoping it's "the American Idol of health services." (Text BABY to 311411)

paual@voxiva.com

The US is behind in mobile health because it's the only country in the world where you actually pay to receive text messages

Telecompanies have moved toward a "toll-free" model for providers who want to provide texting to their clients/subscribers

Cites the Pew Internet and American Life Project Survey, Dec. 2007

"For minority populations the cell phone _is_ their internet.

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