Few would argue that there’s enormous change and development happening in the health care space. The convergence of digital technologies with health and medicine is generating exciting new developments and as coverage of these developments escalates we’re also seeing new terms and buzzwords used to describe it all. I thought it would be interesting to look at the history and development of some of these terms to see the interest in the terms over time using Google Trends which allows you to explore trending search topics.

Google Trends allows you to search up to 5 searches. I chose the following; “Health IT”, “Mobile Health”, mhealth, “Digital Health”, and “Wireless Health”. Note: you get vastly different results if you don’t include the terms in quotes, as I originally posted here.

Health IT, Mobile Health, mhealth, Digital Health, and Wireless Health Search Interest over Time