Category Archives: healthcare reform

Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology


  Digital health technology has seen an incredible growth in the last few years, fueled by a combination of consumerization of wearable technologies,  ubiquity of mobile devices, proliferation of technology incubators, attention by government health and regulatory agencies and involvement … Continue reading

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Five Ways a Good Digital Health Registry Addresses Healthcare System Needs


Registries have traditionally been viewed as static repositories of data to be reviewed in a summary fashion after a predetermined time period.  The expanding need for drilled down relevant data has led to the development of creative sophisticated data analytics … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Digital Health Needs Patient Reported Outcomes


According to the National Quality Forum, patient reported outcomes or patient reported outcomes measures (PROs) can be defined as “any report of the status of a patient’s health condition that comes directly from the patient, without interpretation of the patient’s … Continue reading

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My Five Asks of Digital Health


Digital health is experiencing what I would characterize as its adolescence.  The rudimentary pieces are in place for adoption; Awareness of the technologies, the progressing maturation of mobile technologies, realization of its critical need in the marketplace, interest by large … 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 Analytics in Digital Health Tools Will Change Healthcare


There are many reasons cited why digital technologies hope to improve of patient care as well as the state of healthcare itself. They include improving efficiencies, patient safety, and cost. However, as has been seen with the most ubiquitous face … 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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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 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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