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Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr.

Last Build Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:09:51 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2018

Faster Rural Information Highway

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:09:51 -0500

Good news for folks down home!Check this out:FCC Boosts Rural Broadband Spending by $500M"The FCC has provided an extra $500 million in Universal Service Fund subsidies for rural broadband deployment."(via @MultiNews)[...]

What is Blockchain?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:27:42 -0500


"If you're looking for a new, efficient way to carry out transactions, blockchain is a technology that your company might find helpful. Far from a short-term trend, blockchain is a revolutionary approach to transactions that major companies are beginning to embrace."

(via Forbes)

mHealth Funding

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:01:30 -0500


Money... mHealth...

Check this interesting article out:

"Health Information Management became a main area of growth within digital health funding in 2017, with mobile health coming in at close second. In 2016, funding in mobile health took centre stage."

(via @HealthcareGlbl)

Tech World 2018

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:32:26 -0500

What's going on in 2018?

Check this out out:

"Just about all the freshest developments will exploit advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, promising to allow the tech we engage in day to day to become that much more useful."

(via USA Today)


Happy New Year 2018!

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:48:45 -0500


mHealth: Patient Adoption & Apps

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:08:28 -0500


The question never changes. Do mHealth Apps work?

Interesting article on the subject.

Check it out:

"But something is not working and global health disparities continue to expand. Despite the potential for smartphones to detect and facilitate treatment of depression and even to provide early warning signs of suicidal thoughts, neither depression nor suicide rates have decreased. Despite the potential for wearable sensors to motivate exercise and apps to promote dietary improvement, obesity rates across the globe continue to expand."

(via @medcitynews)

mHealth: Apps for Dementia

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:23:17 -0500


The need to make this happen is real. It could help so many families and loved ones.

Check it out:

"According to the study, that training correlates to a 29 percent decrease in dementia risk over a decade, compared to seniors who don't practice any memory or reason training at all. And each continued training session helped to lower those percentages further."

(via @mhealthintel)

mHealth: Digital Health & Africa

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:57:28 -0500


The global reach of technology continues....


"The partnership will tap into smart, cost-effective solutions by harnessing Africa's digital revolution to strengthen health systems, such as health service delivery, health, medical information, informing and educating communities. Our two organizations are committed to expanding the use of ICTs in health to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals SDGs, particularly universal health coverage in Africa," 

mHealth: App Distributors Survey

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:20:45 -0500


Interesting survey on health insurers and apps.

Check it out.

"Seven years ago survey respondents said "hospitals" and "physicians" would be the most important future distribution channels, but they have lost a lot of their luster as have "healthcare webpages" and "pharmacies", the report noted."

(via MedcityNews)

mHealth: Fail & Learn

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:07:55 -0500

It's always about what you learn from the failure.

Check out this interesting lesson.

"An project to have FQHC patients use an mHealth app to manage their diabetes and hypertension at home collapsed after a few weeks. 
But researchers say they learned valuable lessons."

mHealth: EMR Innovation

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:24:28 -0500


The change continues....

"While introducing this technology has been costly and disruptive to traditional medical practice, there is no question that patients and purchasers can receive benefits in terms of improving safety, ensuring necessary care, and avoiding unnecessary care."

(via @HarvardBiz)

Las Vegas: Praying

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 18:52:28 -0500

Las Vegas.

I will be praying for the families.

mHealth: Charitable Apps

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:37:07 -0500

Interesting use of mHealth Apps.

Check out this article:

"An mHealth app that donates to charity when 
patients meet goals helps increase patient engagement 
for patients ith certain personality types, research shows."

(via @PEHealthIT)

mHealth: After Hurricane Harvey

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:40:51 -0500

Interesting article on mHealth & the Weather:

"Telehealth vendors are offering free consults to residents affected by 
Hurricane Harvey, and health systems will use a wide array of mHealth 
and telemedicine services as recovery efforts stretch on."

(via @mHealthIntel)

mHealth: Hurricane Harvey

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 12:24:06 -0500


Tough week for the good folks of Houston.
Found this interesting article on how the health care system, and the technology responded during the disaster.

Check it out:

"Each organization needs to look at what they are at risk for in terms of natural disasters and develop sufficient emergency contingency plans,"

(via @HDMmagazine)