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Five Things New Patients Think Which Surprise Me


     Patients now often enter a physician’s office with preconceived notions. All the parties involved are cognizant of one thing: time is limited. The patient is hoping their issue is addressed (hopefully, the provider often fears it is not … Continue reading

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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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Will mHealth Change the Role of Physician?


     There are many benefits of mHealth technology to physicians It will increase patient engagement, it will provide data and input from patients on a continuum of time (versus the snapshot of office encounters), it is mobile, it 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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