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Five Ways Patient Engagement Can Start in the Office


There are over 58 million references to ‘patient engagement’ if one conducts a Google search. The term has been diluted and changed in the past couple of years and has become a buzz phrase, used more from a business than … Continue reading

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Five Imperatives of Patient-Centric Healthcare


In previous posts I discuss how patient-centric care differs from patent-centered care and how patient empowerment must precede patient engagement.  I would like now to delve into what I consider critical elements of patient-centric care. They all involve technology to … Continue reading

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Five Essentials to Having Your Hospital Go Mobile


While most hospitals’ IT priorities presently reside in achieving Meaningful Use and getting up to speed with ICD-10 (even though both have been moving deadline targets), there is another issue which is important to not only CIOs but to healthcare … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Digital Health Technologies Need FDA Oversight


A draft proposal of the FDA guidelines for regulating mobile medical applications was released in July, 2011 (http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FDA-2011-D-0530-0001). In response, the mHealth Regulatory Coalition sent detailed comments on the proposal (http://mhealthregulatorycoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/MRC-Comments-on-FDA-Draft-MMA-Guidance.pdf). There was a recent piece in the Washington Times … Continue reading

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Evidence-Based Medicine: Cracks in the Foundation?


The practice of medicine was once described as an art.  Subsequently, large clinical trials and meta analyses became the foundation for what is known as evidence-based medicine.  This has become not only what is accepted as standard of care and … Continue reading

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Business Models of mHealth Vary with Technology


     Wireless health technologies vary from apps geared towards wellness and fitness, to management of chronic diseases, patient monitoring, and telemedicine.  One of the barriers to widespread adoption of mHealth is the establishment of a business model: who will … Continue reading

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Mobile Health Technology: Solution to Medication non-Adherence


        The term non-adherence is presently preferred over non-compliance when referring to medication use, as the latter has traditionally implied only willful behavior in medical jargon. Here are statistics from Dr. Lars Osterberg, a noted authority on the subject: … Continue reading

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Why non-Physician Providers Will Love mHealth


When I was in practice as a cardiac electrophysiologist not too long ago, I was on medical device company marketing advisory boards where executives would ask us “Do you think this is something docs would want?”  Invariably some on the … Continue reading

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Four Ways That Mobile Health Technology Can Help Healthcare Vendors


The landscape of healthcare is changing quickly, no more so than in the vendor-purchaser arena.  GPOs are going away. ACOs are coming (whether they are liked or not, in some form or another). Hospitals are beginning to consolidate once again … Continue reading

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