Category Archives: media coverage

Five Reasons Why Physicians Should be in Social Media


In November, 2011 the AMA published a report on Professionalism in the use of Social Media.  A brief summary of the paper  was published in June, 2010.  The issues addressed by the AMA are reasonable and practical in my view. … 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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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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Is Telemedicine Good or Bad For Us?


Telemedicine, as defined by the American Telemedicine Association is: “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve patients’ health status.”   Multiple factors are driving the attraction of telemedicine.  The ACA paving the … Continue reading

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Decreasing Digital and Health Divides


With the opening of the Digital Health Summit as part of the Computer Electronics Show today, I am embracing the term digital health in substitution of mHealth.  This is a term which embraces more than the portability or wireless mode … Continue reading

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Five Pathways to mHealth Education


1.    Points of Contact.  The most effective ways to educate patients about wellness and health is during a face to face encounter.  It applies to mHealth as well. They have your (the provider’s) attention and vice versa (this is not … Continue reading

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Do Physicians Love or Hate mHealth?


        I have noticed some seemingly opposite interpretations (at first glance) about the enthusiasm for mHealth technologies by physicians. One article appearing in Informationweek.com  on November 21st “Doctors Slow To Embrace Telemedicine, Cloud Computing”(http://www.informationweek.com/news/healthcare/mobile-wireless/231903483?queryText=nicole+lewis) .  Another article appearing on November … Continue reading

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