Category Archives: smartphone apps

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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Five Ways Patient Engagement Can Start in the Office


There are over 58 million references to ‘patient engagement’ if one conducts a Google search. The term has been diluted and changed in the past couple of years and has become a buzz phrase, used more from a business than … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Five Benefits of Online Patient Communities


           If one searches for ‘online patient communities’ over 19 million Internet sites are found.  Online patient communities (OPCs) may exist as subgroups of social media sites, non-profit organizations, and increasingly as part of websites of healthcare organizations and … Continue reading

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How Government Mandates Spur Development of Digital Health Technologies


Both WWII and the race to the moon were events which pushed commercial development of technologies.  I would submit that the ACA and HITECH have had the same effect on the development of many sectors of the digital health technology … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Music is an Ideal Digital Health Solution


Music as a healing mechanism has been accepted for over 50 years. Music is a source of primal memory similar to that of smell.  It has been used in brain injury patient management, as well as to promote wellness, manage … Continue reading

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Five Imperatives of Patient-Centric Healthcare


In previous posts I discuss how patient-centric care differs from patent-centered care and how patient empowerment must precede patient engagement.  I would like now to delve into what I consider critical elements of patient-centric care. They all involve technology to … Continue reading

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