Canadian Mobile Health Roundup from the desk of CATA's David Farnes: Join the Conversation on our Mobile Health Social Network
March 31, 2014

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It was a big week for us at CATA with the launch of our Mobile Health Asset Map. We are already seeing a tremendous number of responses to our survey. Filling out the eProfile is your first step towards including your organization in a national database of Canadian capability in Mobile Health Technology. Act today. You may add your profile here:http://survey.epenso.com/survey/s?s=CATAmHealthassetmap 

There was a very interesting article published in JAMA this week: “In Search of a Few Good Apps”. I thought the authors correctly concluded that: “the potential of apps will only be realized if patients and clinicians trust apps, if apps are known to be effective, and if apps can communicate securely and meaningfully with EHRs and personal health records. Establishing an unbiased review and certification process is a key step in helping mHealth apps achieve their potential”.

Mobile Health apps will be one of our core topics of discussion at the CATAAlliance Mobile Health Roundtable on April 29th in Ottawa. Seats are going fast. Have you registered?http://cata.ca/Communities/MHAB/events/ 

On Thursday, April 3rd, Carleton University will announce the launch of the Apps for Billions hackathon. CATAAlliance is pleased to be supporting this event. Interact with the technology and business community in Ottawa as we discuss developing global solutions and how you can get involved. To register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apps-for-billions-launch-event-tickets-10938721009 

Nominations close on April 4th for the TELUS Award for Digital Health Care Innovation. This is one of several CATAAlliance Innovation and Leadership Awards. Nominate your favorite mobile health innovation! Information here: http://cataalliance.ca/awards/innov_nominreg.php 

I will be in Halifax most of this week, looking forward to many discussions about mobile health. If you would like to connect in Halifax, please send me a note.

Have a good week,
Dave Farnes at dfarnes@cata.ca

Posted By David Farnes