Category Archives: health insurance

Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology


Healthcare consolidation in the form of mergers and acquisitions has been taking place for a number of years.  It is seen on both the provider and payer sides.  In his testimony on healthcare market’s consolidation effects on quality, cost and … Continue reading

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Five VALUE Offerings of the Ideal Health Management Company


     In previous posts I discussed the importance of population health management and the essentials of ideal population management digital tech.  One of my tenets as a consultant in digital health is that technology itself is not a solution.  A … Continue reading

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Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer


There have been remarkable strides in prevention and treatment of disease in the past 5 decades.  Few have rivaled targeted cancer therapies based on digital health, specifically genomics in scope and breadth.  I’d like to touch on a few ways … Continue reading

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Digital Health Technologies for Alzheimer’s Disease


The statistics related to Alzheimer’s disease (Ad) are astonishing. According to The Alzheimer’s Association there are over 5 million Americans with Ad. It is the sixth leading cause of death. More than 15 million caregivers provided an estimated 18.1 billion … Continue reading

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Five Essentials of a Population Management Digital Health Technology


Population health management (PHM) means different things to different people. It is a term which is in vogue now because of its injection into healthcare provider payment models and describes a strategy in which individual and patient subgroups are cared … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Turn Big Data into Relevant Data


‘Big Data’ may be defined as data that is so large or complex that it cannot be processed by the usual applications. Current common uses of Big Data in healthcare include the collection of genomic data, insurance claims data, medication prescription … Continue reading

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Five Digital Health Implications of the Most Important Report You Never Heard of


One of the most discussed barriers to the adoption of mobile health technologies is the Digital Divide between the elderly and the rest of society. Technology may support initiatives encouraging aging at home.  There are many reasons why older persons do not use … Continue reading

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Five Reasons why Patient Engagement Means Consumer Engagement


In previous posts I have discussed differences between patient empowerment and patient engagement and differences between patient and consumer sensor technologies.  Nevertheless, there are clear threads between consumer and healthcare delivery with regards to adoption of digital technologies. Many of … 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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