Category Archives: FDA

Five Ways Digital Health Technology Can Impact Risk Management


There has been a significant amount of well-deserved publicity regarding HIPAA violations arising from security breaches of electronic health records (EHRs). Even a well-intentioned company which developed a certification process (which included privacy and security) for mobile medical apps encountered … Continue reading

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Aging at Home: A Necessary Synergy with Digital Health Technology


References to new healthcare delivery models today generally refer to systematic changes which reflect reimbursement strategy shifts. Some even go so far as to refer to them as innovations in healthcare design. I would take issue with labeling these new … Continue reading

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Five Ways Mobile Health Technologies can Change Healthcare Now


There is growing healthy skepticism about the past promises of mobile technologies.  Issues concerning safety after the release of the FDA Guidance of mobile medical apps, privacy and security, and efficacy. Followers of the sector are poised for the rubber … Continue reading

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Why Clinical Trials Need Mobile Health Tools: Can CROs be Replaced?


I have previously written why mobile technologies need clinical trials.  I would now like to discuss why clinical trials need mobile technology. For readers not familiar with clinical research, a CRO (clinical  research organization)  is “…an organization that provides support … Continue reading

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Five Benefits of Crowdsourced Medical Research Funding


Crowdsourced clinical studies have been the subject of previous posts by this author.  The Wiki definition of crowdfunding is: “the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people … Continue reading

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#DigitalHealth: Remote Patient Monitoring Part 3: The Ideal RPM System


Remote patient monitoring may serve patients who are in the post-acute care phase of recovery from a hospitalization as well as those with chronic diseases.  Monitoring may consist of communication tools or measurements of medication adherence, glucose measurements for diabetics, … Continue reading

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#DigitalHealth: Remote Patient Monitoring, Part 2- Operational Models


In my previous post, I discussed some generalities of remote patient monitoring (RPM).  The current value of the RPM market is estimated at $10.6B. There are diverse clinical and non-clinical environments in which RPM might be utilized.  The healthcare ecosystem is … Continue reading

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#DigitalHealth: Five Fallacies of Remote Patient Monitoring


As defined in Wikipedia, remote patient monitoring (RPM) is: “a technology to enable monitoring of patients outside of conventional clinical settings (e.g. in the home), which may increase access to care and decrease healthcare delivery costs.”  I was a pioneer … Continue reading

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Five Pitfalls of Designing a Medical App


There are an estimated 15,000 medical apps presently on the market and is expected to grow 25% per year according to one study.  There are issues which are common in the development of these apps and other categories of apps. … Continue reading

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Business Models of Digital Health Technologies: Implications for ROI


In my last post I discussed problems with measuring the ROI of digital health technologies.  One of the problems is that the sector doesn’t fit neatly into traditional healthcare business models. There have been multiple articles  written about business models … Continue reading

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