Category Archives: education

Five Ways Physicians Can Change Patient Behavior


It is no secret that one of the best ways towards better health management is a good physician-patient relationship. There needs to be buy-in from both participants to shared decision-making. One might object to the title of this post, stating … Continue reading

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Five Things New Patients Think Which Surprise Me


     Patients now often enter a physician’s office with preconceived notions. All the parties involved are cognizant of one thing: time is limited. The patient is hoping their issue is addressed (hopefully, the provider often fears it is not … 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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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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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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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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Five Ways the Medical Apps Industry is Maturing


There are now over 13,000 health, fitness, and medical apps available.  In a previous post I discussed “Five creative and necessary ways of getting medical apps adopted.”  Specifically they were incorporating medical apps in informatics, utilization in schools for health … Continue reading

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Five Creative and Necessary Ways of Getting Medical Apps Adopted


Medical apps will likely become an important healthcare tool.  Once barriers such as reimbursement and regulatory issues are fully addressed there are many ways in which app developers and their commercial partners can penetrate the healthcare market.  However, there are … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Pharma Needs Mobile Apps


     While Pharma companies are dabbling in social media, the importance of a strong presence in mobile health technologies cannot be ignored.  Here are some reasons: 1.   Mobile apps are not a passing fad and Pharma needs to be … 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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