Category Archives: politics

Adoption of mHealth Technologies: UK vs USA


The Secretary of Health for the UK, Jeremy Hunt recently said “…while mobile broadband technology is revolutionising most walks of life, there is a problem once ­people encounter the relatively antiquated systems of the NHS.”  The UK has developed an … 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 the SCOTUS Decision on ACA Will Affect mHealth


          The upholding of the majority and key points of the ACA by the Supreme Court was a monumental step in changing healthcare in the USA.  It is reform.  It is not the creative destruction that is necessary 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     As many of the readers of this blog know by now, the FDA draft guidance on mobile medical apps  was released on July 19, 2011.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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Mobile mHealth


At first glance, the term ‘mobile mHealth’ might seem redundant. Consider a mobile van equipped not with physicians or nurses for the homeless, runaway youth, uninsured people above the poverty level, deployed servicemen, and the incarcerated, but with a medical … 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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