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Can Digital Health Technologies Improve Health Literacy?

A recent article in the AMA News cites a 2003 health literacy study by the US Department of Education which surveyed more than 19,000 Americans. It found that over one-third had trouble reading and understanding basic medical information. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Five Pathways to mHealth Education

1.    Points of Contact.  The most effective ways to educate patients about wellness and health is during a face to face encounter.  It applies to mHealth as well. They have your (the provider’s) attention and vice versa (this is not … Continue reading

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Medical Schools in the Healthcare IT Age

     The American Board of Medical Specialties recently announced a new board certification in bioinformatics.  Medical students are exposed to medical statistics as it pertains to critiquing a study in a medical journal.  SOme are using medical apps to … Continue reading

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Healthcare and Education: Crises with Common Solutions

There are two crises in America, both of which have a profound effect on the economy. The cost of healthcare is eating away at our ability to finance other needy areas. Poor performance of our educational system is weakening our … Continue reading

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