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Five Reasons Why Physicians Will Resist Prescribing Medical Apps


The Jackson Coker Special Report on Apps, Doctors, and Digital Devices, originally published in October 2011, was featured in an online article today with the headline “80% of Doctors Use Smart phones and Medical Apps in Everyday Medical Practice.”  If … Continue reading

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Five Ways mHealth Can Decrease Hospital Readmissions


Patients who are discharged from the hospital after a heart attack, congestive heart failure, or pneumonia have high rates of short-term readmissions. As per a provision in the Affordable Care Act, a Medicare patient with one of these diagnoses who … Continue reading

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Can Moneyball Become Moneycare?: How Predictive Informatics can Make mHealth a Success


     I knew the story of Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s long before I saw the movie.  As an avid baseball fan (Yankee fan since age 5, without apology), I followed the story of how informatics were used … Continue reading

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