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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 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 Ways of Achieving Patient Engagement: Part 1: WITHOUT Technology


If one looks at communications revolving around healthcare these days, whether emanating from political, healthcare economics, clinical, or technology spaces, the term patient engagement is invariably found as one of the cornerstones of the conversation.  This is no more evident … Continue reading

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Decreasing Digital and Health Divides


With the opening of the Digital Health Summit as part of the Computer Electronics Show today, I am embracing the term digital health in substitution of mHealth.  This is a term which embraces more than the portability or wireless mode … Continue reading

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Methods of Maximizing the Utility of mHealth Apps


     Mobile health digital applications are discrete programs or platforms that are usually designed with one goal, whether it be for the maintenance of health, the utilization of a diagnostic method, or the achievement of a therapeutic goal. Ultimately, … Continue reading

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