Monthly Archives: December 2012

Five Big Developments for Digital Health in 2013


I read with interest a few articles discussing predictions for digital health technologies for 2013.  One such amusing article in informationweek.com had some which were in more detailed described as  By the end of 2013, the implementation of such a … Continue reading

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Patient Portal Adoption


Wikipedia defines patient portals as “…healthcare-related online applications that allow patients to interact and communicate with their healthcare providers. Some patient portal applications exist as stand-alone websites and sell their services to healthcare providers. Other portal applications are integrated into the existing web … Continue reading

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The Healthcare Cliff


The term ‘fiscal cliff’ is one familiar to most Americans and many outside observers of this periodic political posturing around the need to address hardcore financial issues facing the country.  If both political parties hashed out their differences and came … Continue reading

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Why Payers are Critical to mHealth Adoption


     In previous posts I have talked about the importance of some of the major stakeholders in mHealth adoption (Physicians, non-physician providers,hospitals, and caregivers) in mHealth adoption. For a few reasons insurers will also play a pivotal role in … Continue reading

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