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Five Reasons why the FDA got it Right with Digital Health

The FDA recently announced its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan.  This plan was both important and necessary.  Digital health differs significantly from drugs and traditional medical devices around which the FDA has developed its structure and policies over decades. Digital … Continue reading

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Why Clinical Trials Need Mobile Health Tools: Can CROs be Replaced?

I have previously written why mobile technologies need clinical trials.  I would now like to discuss why clinical trials need mobile technology. For readers not familiar with clinical research, a CRO (clinical  research organization)  is “…an organization that provides support … Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Clinical Studies: A New Paradigm in Health Care?

The Miriam-Webster defines crowdsourcing as: “the practice of obtaining participants, services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, especially via the Internet.” Clinical studies using patient recruitment and data collected via crowdsourcing is surely an … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Patients with Implantable Defibrillators Deserve Their Data

The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009.  The objective of Measure 12/15 of Meaningful Use regulations … Continue reading

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Can Moneyball Become Moneycare?: How Predictive Informatics can Make mHealth a Success

     I knew the story of Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s long before I saw the movie.  As an avid baseball fan (Yankee fan since age 5, without apology), I followed the story of how informatics were used … Continue reading

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