Category Archives: Election 2012

Data: Comparing Healthcare and Election 2012


This special post is not meant to be nor stimulate a partisan discussion on the impending election. It is a piece on how we view data differently, depending upon its context.  We are, one day prior to Election Day, programmed … 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 Technologies to Benefit Most from the SCOTUS Decision


The SCOTUS decision regarding the ACA will bring millions of more covered lives into the healthcare system.  There is no debate that this will significantly increase the cost of healthcare.  This creates a more pressing need for cost-saving technologies. In … Continue reading

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Five Ways to get Congress Moving on Mobile Medical App Guidance


     As many of the readers of this blog know by now, the FDA draft guidance on mobile medical apps  was released on July 19, 2011.  While there are those who believe that FDA involvement in the regulation of … Continue reading

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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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Will Politics Control mHealth?


On this political day in the USA, the beginning of the Presidential primary season, I thought it fitting to discuss politics and healthcare. When one first hears or sees the words politics and healthcare together, the most common thought to … Continue reading

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