Category Archives: healthcare economics

Five Ways Analytics in Digital Health Tools Will Change Healthcare


There are many reasons cited why digital technologies hope to improve of patient care as well as the state of healthcare itself. They include improving efficiencies, patient safety, and cost. However, as has been seen with the most ubiquitous face … Continue reading

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Why Home Care is More Important than Readmission Rates: Implications for Digital Health Technologies


The Affordable Care Act added a section to the Social Security Act known which established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Under the new fines as described in an article by Kaiser Health News, three-quarters of eligible hospitals will be fined … Continue reading

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The Hospital Discharge Process: A Call for Technology’s Help?


While being discharged from the hospital even after a minor procedure is not simple (due to regulatory documentation requirements often hard for both patients and physicians to sift through), the process for a patient with co-morbidities after a prolonged stay … Continue reading

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Five Ways Telehealth will Change Medicine


When discussing telehealth, one first needs to refer to definitions. The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as “The use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Digital Pharma Needs Physician Key Opinion Leaders


Physician key opinion leaders (KOLs) have been viewed as a valuable resource in the pharmaceutical (heretofore referred to as Pharma but included are medical device companies) industry. In one study in which 100 KOLS were surveyed, the most important characteristics … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physician IT Champions are Needed


It has been 5 years since the passage of the HITECH Act portion of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of HITECH was “…to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” While the result of this legislation … Continue reading

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Five Imperatives for Pharma’s Digital Health Strategy


Few would argue that today digital technology represents a critical part of marketing in any business sector.  Though all healthcare stakeholders are usually late to the technology table, market and customer pressure are rapidly accelerating this adoption. It needs to … 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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Five Differences between Consumer and Patient Sensor Technologies


The technology industry has been buzzing of late because of the big players entering the wearable sensor market. We are very familiar with Misfit and Fitbit for some time. Others investing into the sector include Intel, Microsoft,  Apple and Samsung. … Continue reading

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Point of Engagement Business Models for Digital Health Technology


          One of the biggest challenges globally that patient-facing digital health technologies face is finding ways to gain traction and to generate revenue within traditional reimbursement systems. In a previous post, I discussed best practices for adoption of technology by … Continue reading

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