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Five Ways Rare Diseases can Benefit from Digital Health Technology


Rare diseases present special challenges for patients, families and clinicians alike. Symptoms may be mistaken or assumed to be more common ailments. There is not enough searchable material online for lay people, as most of the data and information might be … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Population Health Management Matters


The term Population Health has replaced patient engagement as the latest buzzwords in healthcare. There are a few reasons for this. It is a necessary evolutionary strategy born out of the worsening epidemic of chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and … Continue reading

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Five Essentials of a Successful Digital Health Technology Initiative


In previous posts I have discussed imperatives of patient-centric healthcare, creating patient engagement, and potential value of various digital health technologies. Apart from these considerations are those involving roles of stakeholders and barriers they face in adopting technologies and optimal … Continue reading

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Five Imperatives of the Ideal Digital Patient Education Tool


I’ve previously discussed what I consider the five imperatives of patient-centric care.  One of them was quality patient education and monitoring tools. Tools must reflect health literacy. Health literacy is defined by the Department of Health and Human Services as … Continue reading

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Patient Satisfaction is not Patient Advocacy: How Digital Health Technology can Help


Editor’s note: While the format of this piece is doesn’t conform to the ‘five points’ you normally see, the ties to clinical and digital remain. We will return to the usual format in the next offering. Patient advocacy and patient … Continue reading

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Five Mobile Health Technologies Providers Need to Implement NOW


This marks my first post since the sudden death of my chronically ill mother last month. The journey as her caregiver solidified what I believe should be priorities for the adoption of digital health technologies. There are currently many mobile … Continue reading

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Five Ways Digital Communication Tools Can Improve Health Care


Many of the problems plaguing healthcare today, specifically errors in patient care, reside in poor communications.  How many of us need to listen to the entire recorded message tree when calling a doctor’s office or healthcare facility, only to not … Continue reading

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Five Imperatives of User Experience (UX) Design in Mobile Health Technology


The Wiki definition of UX design is “the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.” UX design success in mobile health technologies depends … Continue reading

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Why Home Care is More Important than Readmission Rates: Implications for Digital Health Technologies


The Affordable Care Act added a section to the Social Security Act known which established the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program. Under the new fines as described in an article by Kaiser Health News, three-quarters of eligible hospitals will be fined … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physician IT Champions are Needed


It has been 5 years since the passage of the HITECH Act portion of the Affordable Care Act. The purpose of HITECH was “…to promote the adoption and meaningful use of health information technology.” While the result of this legislation … Continue reading

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