Monthly Archives: May 2012

Adoption of mHealth: Can we see the Forest through the Trees?


In previous posts, I have highlighted many drivers and stakeholders (patient advocates, healthcare providers, insurers, hospitals, Pharma, and others) as key to the success of the adoption of digital health technologies (. There was a recently proposed amendment to the … Continue reading

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Why Younger Physicians Will Drive mHealth Adoption


“Generation C” has recently been defined by Nielsen as adults between 18 and 34 years old, who are entrenched in digital technologies.  They are indeed the Connected Generation and use technology by choice in all facets of life. It is … Continue reading

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The Medical App is a Patient Advocacy Tool


In his book ‘The Creative Destruction of Medicine’, Dr. Eric Topol highlights a few areas important to the transformation of medicine; wireless sensors, genomics, information systems, mobile connectivity, the Internet, social networking, and computing power.  I believe that all of … Continue reading

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Medical Apps Use Gaining Support by Providers


There have been some significant developments and noteworthy observations which are creating an atmosphere conducive to the institution of medical apps into widespread use. On the nursing front, a recent nursing survey which included almost 4000 nurses and nursing students … Continue reading

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