Monthly Archives: November 2011

mHealth and Election 2012


We all know that healthcare will be a front and center issue in the upcoming presidential election, irrespective of the Supreme Court decision regarding the health insurance mandate.  Wouldn’t this be a great opportunity for one or both candidates to … Continue reading

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Good Business Acumen for Healthcare IT


When one discusses business acumen, it is usually applied to individuals.  What I plan to discuss is business acumen that hospital administrators should have when considering implementation of IT and mHealth technologies. It is well-known that one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Do Physicians Love or Hate mHealth?


        I have noticed some seemingly opposite interpretations (at first glance) about the enthusiasm for mHealth technologies by physicians. One article appearing in Informationweek.com  on November 21st “Doctors Slow To Embrace Telemedicine, Cloud Computing”(http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/mobile-wireless/231903483?queryText=nicole+lewis) .  Another article appearing on November … Continue reading

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How mHealth Will Succeed: Recommendations From the WHO


The strongly emerging sector of healthcare is quickly becoming a topic of national and international organizations.  It is being examined from business, regulatory, and healthcare stakeholders.  As with all new types of technologies that are being considered by payers, patients, … Continue reading

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mHealth and Globalization of Healthcare


The term globalization loosely refers to the increasing unification of order.  It has been traditionally applied to the economic sector.  As the world is progressively intertwined from financial and cultural perspectives, it is not surprising that it is occurring in … Continue reading

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mHealth: The True Patient Centered Medical Home?


The patient centered medical home (PCMH) has been defined as ‘an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults.  The PCMH is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships between individual patients, and their personal physicians, and … Continue reading

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What Does Ideal mHealth Look Like?


The ideal mHealth may many meanings from different perspectives.  For the provider taking care of patients with multiple chronic diseases, it may be a platform that incorporates multiple system sensor and monitoring capabilities which transmit only actionable alerts, with minimal … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Hospitals Need mHealth


Mobile health technologies are most utilized now in the outpatient setting either for health and wellness by consumers or by providers primarily for the purpose of informational resources. The reasons for this are multiple, primarily related to marketing business models … Continue reading

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mHealth and Child Abuse


There has not been a more horrific scandal in the world of sports that I can remember than the child abuse scandal (the mainstream media calls it a sex abuse scandal) surrounding The Pennsylvania State University. Let it be said … Continue reading

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Occupy Healthcare: a Lost Opportunity?


There has been enough publicity about the Occupy Wall Street movement that it is already part of the lexicon, and no longer makes daily headlines.  Not hidden among the concerns of the country these days are healthcare, and to be … Continue reading

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