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Are you at the 2012 mHealth Summit in Washington, DC? If so, come visit us and say hello! We’re in Booth 431 – and we’ll be here through Wednesday.

Over the past few years, mobile technology has revolutionized how doctors, governments, hospitals, and health care providers can connect with patients. At Mobile Commons, we’ve worked on projects that use text messages to change behaviors (like smoking), encourage medication adherence, or just connect people with reliable information. The results are incredibly exciting.

The mHealth Summit is more than just a celebration of where we are, however. It’s an exploration of where we’re headed; it’s a call to arms for more organizations to adopt these technologies; and it’s an opportunity for professionals across disciplines to communicate. ¬†As the mHealth website explains, the mHealth summit “brings¬†together leaders in government, the private sector, industry, academia, providers and not-for-profit organizations from across the mHealth ecosystem to advance collaboration in the use of wireless technology to improve health outcomes in the United States and abroad.” Keynote speakers are from government health organizations, corporate groups, and healthcare providers.

By exchanging ideas, and building upon each others’ work, we can use new technologies to truly change people’s lives.

Here’s Nick Kengmana from our team manning the booth: