Comments for The Digital Health Corner https://davidleescher.com All About Digital Health and Medicine Sat, 13 May 2017 23:34:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology by Hunter Business School https://davidleescher.com/2017/04/28/healthcare-consolidation-opportunities-for-digital-health-technology/#comment-8706 Sat, 13 May 2017 23:34:57 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=793#comment-8706 We should take every opportunity to save money by taking advantage of technology.

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Comment on Healthcare Consolidation: Opportunities for Digital Health Technology by Sid Brumbach https://davidleescher.com/2017/04/28/healthcare-consolidation-opportunities-for-digital-health-technology/#comment-8676 Wed, 03 May 2017 22:20:39 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=793#comment-8676 Digital health technology (DHT) has an integral role in today’s consolidation environment and is only increasing. When you look at Johns-Hopkins and GE Healthcare’s seminal scheduling prototype project there is little doubt for greater efficiencies and moderate cost savings. That’s the good news. Now the not-so-good news: Regardless of how efficient any healthcare system and its integrated EHR/digitization becomes, the issue to reach savings while improving care is cutting the unnecessary labyrinthine regulations that surround US Healthcare including the ridiculous every ten year re-boarding process (Can you name another profession that demands retesting every ten years and not maintenance by CEUs?). This also includes the absolutely nonsensical US health insurance reimbursement process that requires armies of billing and coding personnel. If Health City in the Cayman Islands can perform a CABG for less than $10,000 while the same surgery costs $100,000 (a conservative figure) in the US, and with a lower complication rate and without the over regulatory environment we dubiously enjoy here, why can’t we? The free market works and works well. There is no free market in US medicine.

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Comment on About by ES Home Care https://davidleescher.com/about/#comment-8656 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:19:16 +0000 http://davidleescher.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-8656 Hi David,
Great content you have up on your blog. Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

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Comment on Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer by davidleescher https://davidleescher.com/2017/02/02/five-ways-digital-technologies-can-address-cancer/#comment-8546 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:40:10 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=785#comment-8546 Thanks very much for this, George!

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Comment on Five Ways Digital Technologies can Address Cancer by georgemargelis (@georgemargelis) https://davidleescher.com/2017/02/02/five-ways-digital-technologies-can-address-cancer/#comment-8545 Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:00:19 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=785#comment-8545 Cancer is one disease which is susceptible to digital health due to its nature of being essentially a disease of the body’s information system the genome. Check out a great Australian innovation developed by a team of young oncologists and their medical colleagues to help patients with cancer. CancerAid http://www.canceraid.com.au is a great app designed to help patients with cancer be empowered and informed during their journey. I have been very impressed with the team who developed this app. It originated from a small group of oncology trainees who realised the need for better communication with patients and rolled their sleeves up to produce a solution. Shows that clinicians can play an active role in the digital health revolution.

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Comment on Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology by davidleescher https://davidleescher.com/2016/11/28/five-public-health-needs-for-digital-health-technology/#comment-8541 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:58:52 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=774#comment-8541 Ye, Susan. Our youth are experiencing chronic diseases at an early age and public health policy should not make any distinctions in this regard.

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Comment on Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology by davidleescher https://davidleescher.com/2016/11/28/five-public-health-needs-for-digital-health-technology/#comment-8540 Thu, 02 Feb 2017 16:57:26 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=774#comment-8540 Thank you, Will.

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Comment on Opioid Drug Addiction: How Digital Health Technologies Can Help by Hunter Business School https://davidleescher.com/2017/01/19/opioid-drug-addiction-how-digital-health-technologies-can-help/#comment-8528 Fri, 27 Jan 2017 01:51:56 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=777#comment-8528 We need more tech in healthcare. Saving lives should get easier, not harder.

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Comment on Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology by Will Henss https://davidleescher.com/2016/11/28/five-public-health-needs-for-digital-health-technology/#comment-8490 Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:15:04 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=774#comment-8490 I agree with your list David! These are really essential for public health improvement. I am also hoping that digital technology will soon reach the concerns you listed and address the problems which relates to it. Through the years, a huge improvement in health care industry has been felt yet there are small lapses that have not address yet. Hopefully sooner digital health coverage can improve more.

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Comment on Five Public Health Needs for Digital Health Technology by Susan George https://davidleescher.com/2016/11/28/five-public-health-needs-for-digital-health-technology/#comment-8424 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:08:44 +0000 http://davidleescher.com/?p=774#comment-8424 Physical inactivity is a real dis-order these days. Obesity is thus getting common to youth these days.

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