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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 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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Five Reasons We Must Untrap Digital Health’s Big Data


We tend to think of Big Data as a Land of Oz where we can find any information we need. What is not appreciated by most in healthcare is that there is a lot of Big Data collected but most … 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 Requirements for the Adoption of Genomics as a Digital Health Tool


That digital health technologies will be adopted to address the ills of healthcare systems around the world is a foregone conclusion. The challenges of the cost of chronic disease burden, physician and patient dissatisfaction While awareness of digital health is … 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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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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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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