While Peter Kruger of Steinkrug was helping Cambridge Wireless set up a healthcare special interest group it was suggested that a directory was compiled of existing and potential healthcare related applications of wireless and mobile technology. The directory, which eventually extended beyond applications produced by Cambridge Wireless members, was entitled ‘101 Things to do with a Mobile Phone in Healthcare.’ At this time Steinkrug was part way through a comprehensive research program assessing the impact of wireless technology on both the public and consumer healthcare sectors. This research was published under Steinkrug’s ‘Wireless Healthcare’ imprint and extracts from nine of the reports were included within the directory.
Also included as a preface to the directory was a complete report on new healthcare models, describing a roadmap for the technological and commercial development of new wireless and mobile-based healthcare services.
The report was highly successful, selling almost 1000 copies worldwide and referenced in a wide range of healthcare IT reports and publications. It is now reproduced here in full.
A predominant theme within the directory is the use of wireless and mobile technology within healthcare services to support elderly patients. Much of this research has been applied within Steinkrug’s Alphadaughters project.