The Mobile Health Blog

It’s the end of January—have you already given up on your New Year’s resolution? If your goal was health-related, that could mean missing out on some potentially life-changing benefits. Change is hard, but techniques used to successfully train dolphins might help you take another pass at that resolution.

Working in T2’s usability lab, the Technology Enhancement Center, my team and I get to talk to quite a few health providers about their clinical practice—specifically, if and how they use smartphones and mobile apps with their patients.

More than just a source of free entertainment, podcasts are poised to become a leading form of education for health care providers and treatment teams.

The cheerful young man in Chicago’s O’Hare airport wore a cowboy hat and was dressed in long, baggy denim shorts despite the chilly November evening. His chin was flecked with blond stubble, tattoos covered both forearms, and a plug sagged in his earlobe. He looked to be in his early twenties.

We were always told that when we got to the 21st century, we’d all be traveling in rockets and technology would improve our lives in amazing ways.

There are few things I love more than seeing someone solve a simple but common problem that most of us have faced at one point or another.

Quitting smoking can be like a bad road trip: it takes longer than expected and there can be lots of wrong turns. However, just like we now use GPS and mobile apps to help us navigate journeys, information technology (IT) can be a useful co-pilot while you quit smoking.

Dr. Jamie Adler, the director of T2’s Telehealth program, recently moved from T2’s offices near Tacoma, Washington to those on the other side of the country in Washington, DC. In an email to T2 staff, he included some observations made while driving across the country solo in relation to those who use our products.

Kids in school want to make friends, be liked by their teachers (or just stay out of trouble) and kind of know what’s going on in their classes. They really just want to fit in. But for military kids, that can be hard to do. They move often. Families get separated by deployments.

Few people think about traumatic brain injury (TBI) unless they have one or know someone with one. Sure, you’ve heard about people getting TBIs during deployment in a war zone.

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