Category Archives: smartphone apps

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 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 the End of Meaningful Use is the Beginning of Meaningful Digital Health Information


The end of the Meaningful Use incentive program will turn the healthcare IT focus from the regulator to the 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 Reasons Why the Future of Clinical Trials Utilizing Mobile Technology is Here


In a previous post I discussed both the merits and needs for the use of mobile technologies in clinical trials. Recruiting patients via social media is now a reality and has been a topic of discussion in many forums, including … Continue reading

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A New Paradigm for Digital Pharma: The Digital KOL


A digital strategy is important for Pharma to remain relevant.  The need to connect with both patients and providers via digital formats and via mobile devices has been dictated by the successful penetration of these types of marketing, educational, and … 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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The Hospital Discharge Process: A Call for Technology’s Help?


While being discharged from the hospital even after a minor procedure is not simple (due to regulatory documentation requirements often hard for both patients and physicians to sift through), the process for a patient with co-morbidities after a prolonged stay … Continue reading

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