Monthly Archives: August 2012

Physicians Still ‘Press the Buttons’ of Healthcare Technology


The physician’s role is drastically changing.  More and more physicians are becoming institutional employees.  More patient encounters are performed via non-physician providers.  The increasing regulatory demands on physicians are consuming an inordinate amount of their time. Stress and burnout are … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Evaluate Mobile Medical Apps via Research


There are many barriers to the adoption of health, fitness, and medical apps. A recent article summarizing the report from PWC’s Global Healthcare division states that adoption of mHealth technologies will lag consumer demand. I wholeheartedly agree with David Levy, … Continue reading

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Five Healthcare Facts Both Candidates Can Agree on: Implications for Digital Health Tech


The current presidential campaign, in  major part due to the entrance of Paul Ryan into the campaign, has propelled the cost of healthcare (versus a general discussion of the ACA) into the limelight.  While this is not a bad thing, … Continue reading

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Five Essentials to Having Your Hospital Go Mobile


While most hospitals’ IT priorities presently reside in achieving Meaningful Use and getting up to speed with ICD-10 (even though both have been moving deadline targets), there is another issue which is important to not only CIOs but to healthcare … Continue reading

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Five Questions About Digital Technology to Ask Your Doctor


While many in the technology and business communities think of digital health technologies as emerging or yet to be adopted, there are tools available now that patients need to not only know about, but should ask their physicians about. 1.    … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Medical Schools are Developing Their own Medical Apps


Revenue and market growth statistics about mobile medical apps are presented in the press almost daily. All of those in the industry, other stakeholders, and peripherally related businesses know that great strides have been made even in the last 12 … Continue reading

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