The Mobile Health Blog

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.

This April, Guard Your Health will launch FitText, an optional text-messaging initiative centered on preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and supporting overall fitness among Army National Guard (ARNG) soldiers and their families.

When does FitText begin?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked this question. Here at T2, my job is to keep track of all the published research on apps that’s out there, and this means that I’m constantly on the lookout for randomized controlled trials, reviews, qualitative studies and other reported research related to apps.

T2 will host a team from the Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation in Australia on Wednesday, October 15. The researchers and developers will visit T2 to discuss issues in mobile health, how to integrate e-health into health care, explore the future of the field and consider potential collaboration.

Yesterday’s mail included a notice from the local election board. They thanked me for casting my ballot in the recent primary but also issued a warning: “Unless I take corrective action, the election board will no longer be counting my vote.”

Some morning lectures can be sleep-inducing, requiring frequent trips to the coffee-and-muffin table at the back of the conference room to stay awake. However, this wasn’t the case at the annual training event for the U.S.

Professional workshops often include role-playing activities. But they usually don’t involve the workshop leader creating an image on a large screen of the vehicle in front of you being flipped by an IED blast as a volunteer describes a war-zone ambush. That kind of thing definitely makes an impression on an audience.

When someone is discouraged, maintaining perspective can be difficult. Our new mobile app--the Virtual Hope Box (VHB)—can help with that.

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