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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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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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Five Elephants in the Medical Exam Room: Can Technology Help?


There is nothing more critical to the success of the doctor-patient relationship than good communication.  Suggestions on improving communication have been the subject of discussions by the American Psychological Association, the  American Medical Association, and medical specialty societies (AAOS, ACOG).  … Continue reading

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How Social Media and Digital Health Technologies Will Redefine Death and Dying


     Beginning with the first half of the 20th century, with the development of modern healthcare, western society’s attitudes towards death and dying have changed.   This is described well in an article in The Journal of Advanced Nursing: “The … Continue reading

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Five Benefits of Online Patient Communities


           If one searches for ‘online patient communities’ over 19 million Internet sites are found.  Online patient communities (OPCs) may exist as subgroups of social media sites, non-profit organizations, and increasingly as part of websites of healthcare organizations and … Continue reading

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How Government Mandates Spur Development of Digital Health Technologies


Both WWII and the race to the moon were events which pushed commercial development of technologies.  I would submit that the ACA and HITECH have had the same effect on the development of many sectors of the digital health technology … Continue reading

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Synergistic Impacts of Healthcare and Social Media: An Observational Study


There have been many articles written on the impact of social media on healthcare.  Likewise, healthcare is transforming social media into a ‘place’ to obtain information on specific diseases, creating patient and provider support in online communities likePatientsLikeMe and  Treatment … Continue reading

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Remote Patient Monitoring will Lead Value-Based Healthcare


Traditional health insurance reimbursement to providers (though payment is a more appropriate word) for healthcare services and products is at the root of our healthcare crisis.  Our traditional fee for service system in the USA rewards hospitals and providers for … 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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#DigitalHealth: Five Fallacies of Remote Patient Monitoring


As defined in Wikipedia, remote patient monitoring (RPM) is: “a technology to enable monitoring of patients outside of conventional clinical settings (e.g. in the home), which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs.”  I was a pioneer … Continue reading

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