Podcast: Don Jones of Qualcomm

At the Mobile Health Summit in Washington, D.C., in November, I had a chance to meet Don Jones, vice president of health and life sciences at Qualcomm, for the first time since July 2008, when were both at the m-health week of the Making the eHealth Connection series in Bellagio, Italy. As a founding board member of the West Wireless Health Institute and chairman of the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Jones is a key player in wireless and mobile health both in the U.S. and abroad. In this podcast, we chatted about Qualcomm’s interest in this industry, the progress and potential of m-health and what to look for in the future.

Podcast details: Interview with Don Jones, VP of health and life sciences at Qualcomm. Recorded Nov. 10, 2010, at Mobile Health Summit in Washington, D.C. MP3, stereo, 128 kbps, 32 MB, running time: 34:58.

0:30 Qualcomm’s history in wireless healthcare
1:00 Founding of West Wireless Health Institute and Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance
3:30 Global focus of mHealth Summit and needs in different parts of the world
4:40 Progress in developing countries
5:35 Qualcomm’s partnerships, including master’s program at Scripps Research Institute
6:40 Role of mobile/wireless in EHRs and “meaningful use”
7:50 Quest Diagnostics empowering consumers with app for reporting test results
9:00 Auto-population of patient records and medication reminders
10:25 Consumers embarrassing doctors by adopting technology first
11:15 Physician adoption of PDAs, smartphones and now iPads because they save time
13:05 What the iPad is missing, and the future of touch-screen tablets
14:30 Infection control with mobile devices
15:15 Low-cost imaging technologies replacing the stethoscope
16:40 Possible regulation of smartphones and apps as medical devices
18:30 Safety risks in healthcare without technology
19:45 Thought leadership at mHealth Summit
20:25 Orange and GE Healthcare’s city-wide, cloud-based PACS in Paris
23:00 Mobile/wireless in the context of health reform
25:10 Health delivery reform vs. health insurance reform
27:30 EMRs and incentive payments
28:50 Reimbursement/payment for wireless technologies
31:00 Building a competitive environment in healthcare
32:05 Progress to expect in the next year
33:20 Likely product launches in early 2011
34:05 Operator-driven medical devices