Category Archives: medical education

Completing the Puzzle – Mobile Survey Results Shape the Direction of mHealth


There have been a few excellent surveys regarding mHealth.  One report commissioned by PwC and published in 2012, was a combination of two separate surveys conducted in Brazil, Denmark, the UK, the USA, Turkey, Germany, India, China, South Africa, and … Continue reading

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Introduction vs Adoption of #mHealth Technology


Before the adoption of new technologies which will undoubtedly improve healthcare (as it has the retail and finance sectors), it must be introduced in ways which are digestible, scalable, and subject to rapid iteration. Is mobile technology different from the … 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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Takeaways from The #DigitalHealth Conference 2013


I recently attended and moderated at my first Digital Health Conference in New York, hosted by the New York e Health Collaborative. I was impressed with the quality of the speakers but more impressed with how this year, in my … Continue reading

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Why Navigating the System is More Important than Healthcare Itself


The fundamentals of healthcare itself are similar in most developed countries. Evidence based guidelines are shared by international professional societies. Digital technologies have transcended cultural and geographical divides. Once someone is brought to the attention of a healthcare provider, it … Continue reading

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Five Elephants in the Medical Exam Room: Can Technology Help?


There is nothing more critical to the success of the doctor-patient relationship than good communication.  Suggestions on improving communication have been the subject of discussions by the American Psychological Association, the  American Medical Association, and medical specialty societies (AAOS, ACOG).  … 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 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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The Digital Nurse


A nurse is the healthcare provider who spends the most time with a patient in a health care facility. When one thinks of digital technologies, patient monitoring or other diagnostic capabilities might first come to mind. However, there are many … Continue reading

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Can Digital Health Technologies Improve Health Literacy?


A recent article in the AMA News cites a 2003 health literacy study by the US Department of Education which surveyed more than 19,000 Americans. It found that over one-third had trouble reading and understanding basic medical information. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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