Category Archives: patient engagement

Five Reasons why the End of Meaningful Use is the Beginning of Meaningful Digital Health Information


The end of the Meaningful Use incentive program will turn the healthcare IT focus from the regulator to the patient. Continue reading

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Five Reasons why Patient Engagement Means Consumer Engagement


In previous posts I have discussed differences between patient empowerment and patient engagement and differences between patient and consumer sensor technologies.  Nevertheless, there are clear threads between consumer and healthcare delivery with regards to adoption of digital technologies. Many of … Continue reading

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Five Mobile Health Technologies Providers Need to Implement NOW


This marks my first post since the sudden death of my chronically ill mother last month. The journey as her caregiver solidified what I believe should be priorities for the adoption of digital health technologies. There are currently many mobile … Continue reading

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Five Ways Professional Medical Societies Can Speed the Adoption of Mobile Digital Health Tools


There have been many stated roles of professional medical societies, including standardization of care (best practice), promoting public health, and improving leadership in medicine.  All of these roles can be facilitated with digital health technologies. Most professional societies are recognizing … Continue reading

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Five Ways Digital Communication Tools Can Improve Health Care


Many of the problems plaguing healthcare today, specifically errors in patient care, reside in poor communications.  How many of us need to listen to the entire recorded message tree when calling a doctor’s office or healthcare facility, only to not … Continue reading

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Five Imperatives of User Experience (UX) Design in Mobile Health Technology


The Wiki definition of UX design is “the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.” UX design success in mobile health technologies depends … Continue reading

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Five Ways Analytics in Digital Health Tools Will Change Healthcare


There are many reasons cited why digital technologies hope to improve of patient care as well as the state of healthcare itself. They include improving efficiencies, patient safety, and cost. However, as has been seen with the most ubiquitous face … Continue reading

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Why Home Care is More Important than Readmission Rates: Implications for Digital Health Technologies


The Affordable Care Act added a section to the Social Security Act known which established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Under the new fines as described in an article by Kaiser Health News, three-quarters of eligible hospitals will be fined … Continue reading

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The Hospital Discharge Process: A Call for Technology’s Help?


While being discharged from the hospital even after a minor procedure is not simple (due to regulatory documentation requirements often hard for both patients and physicians to sift through), the process for a patient with co-morbidities after a prolonged stay … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Digital Pharma Needs Physician Key Opinion Leaders


Physician key opinion leaders (KOLs) have been viewed as a valuable resource in the pharmaceutical (heretofore referred to as Pharma but included are medical device companies) industry. In one study in which 100 KOLS were surveyed, the most important characteristics … Continue reading

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