Tag Archives: medical apps

Five Ways Mobile Health Technologies can Change Healthcare Now


There is growing healthy skepticism about the past promises of mobile technologies.  Issues concerning safety after the release of the FDA Guidance of mobile medical apps, privacy and security, and efficacy. Followers of the sector are poised for the rubber … 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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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 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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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 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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Five Pitfalls of Designing a Medical App


There are an estimated 15,000 medical apps presently on the market and is expected to grow 25% per year according to one study.  There are issues which are common in the development of these apps and other categories of apps. … Continue reading

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Cardiac Patients will Benefit from Digital Health Technologies


Cardiovascular disease, specifically sudden cardiac death is the number one killer in the USA and most westernized countries. Many of the technologies which have been developed to address the problems of cardiac diseases have centered on expensive devices such as … Continue reading

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Five Big Developments for Digital Health in 2013


I read with interest a few articles discussing predictions for digital health technologies for 2013.  One such amusing article in informationweek.com had some which were in more detailed described as  By the end of 2013, the implementation of such a … Continue reading

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The Future of Medical Apps: A Call to Arms For the End of Flimsy Science


A recent article in the Washington Post raises concerns about the legitimacy of mobile health apps.  As Chair of the committee which developed Draft Standards for the Happtique App Certification Program, I applaud the author for taking a critical look … Continue reading

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