Tag Archives: medicine

Five Ways Physicians Can Change Patient Behavior


It is no secret that one of the best ways towards better health management is a good physician-patient relationship. There needs to be buy-in from both participants to shared decision-making. One might object to the title of this post, stating … 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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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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Business Models of Digital Health Technologies: Implications for ROI


In my last post I discussed problems with measuring the ROI of digital health technologies.  One of the problems is that the sector doesn’t fit neatly into traditional healthcare business models. There have been multiple articles  written about business models … Continue reading

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The Healthcare Cliff


The term ‘fiscal cliff’ is one familiar to most Americans and many outside observers of this periodic political posturing around the need to address hardcore financial issues facing the country.  If both political parties hashed out their differences and came … 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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Five Reasons Why Proteus’ e-pill is the Holy Grail of Digital Health


This author has been writing about digital health technologies for a while.  Regular readers know that it is rare for individual companies or products to be highlighted or even mentioned in my posts.  However, the Proteus Digital Health (formerly Proteus … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Medical Schools are Developing Their own Medical Apps


Revenue and market growth statistics about mobile medical apps are presented in the press almost daily. All of those in the industry, other stakeholders, and peripherally related businesses know that great strides have been made even in the last 12 … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Mobile Health Apps Will Never Replace Doctors


A recent post in the DailyDealMedia, caught my attention. It was titled “Uprising in Mobile Health Care: Could Medical Apps Replace Doctors?”  The theme of technology versus humanistic aspects of medicine has been the subject of debate for many decades, … Continue reading

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BYOD: The Elephant in the Digital Health Technology Room


The Wikipedia definition of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is: “the recent trend of employees bringing personally owned mobile devices to their place of work, and using those devices to access privileged company resources such as email, file servers, and … Continue reading

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