Category Archives: health insurance

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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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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Aging at Home: A Necessary Synergy with Digital Health Technology


References to new healthcare delivery models today generally refer to systematic changes which reflect reimbursement strategy shifts. Some even go so far as to refer to them as innovations in healthcare design. I would take issue with labeling these new … Continue reading

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Five Differences between Consumer and Patient Sensor Technologies


The technology industry has been buzzing of late because of the big players entering the wearable sensor market. We are very familiar with Misfit and Fitbit for some time. Others investing into the sector include Intel, Microsoft,  Apple and Samsung. … 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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Completing the Puzzle – Mobile Survey Results Shape the Direction of mHealth


There have been a few excellent surveys regarding mHealth.  One report commissioned by PwC and published in 2012, was a combination of two separate surveys conducted in Brazil, Denmark, the UK, the USA, Turkey, Germany, India, China, South Africa, and … Continue reading

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