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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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Introduction vs Adoption of #mHealth Technology


Before the adoption of new technologies which will undoubtedly improve healthcare (as it has the retail and finance sectors), it must be introduced in ways which are digestible, scalable, and subject to rapid iteration. Is mobile technology different from the … Continue reading

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Cardiac Patients will Benefit from Digital Health Technologies


Cardiovascular disease, specifically sudden cardiac death is the number one killer in the USA and most westernized countries. Many of the technologies which have been developed to address the problems of cardiac diseases have centered on expensive devices such as … Continue reading

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Why Cardiac Rhythm Device Patient Portals Will Start the Digital Health Revolution


Heretofore this series has focused on issues specific to patients with implantable cardiac rhythm devices who deserve to access their device’s own data directly via patient portals or PHRs.  What I would like to suggest is that if this PHR … Continue reading

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Why Cardiac Device Companies Want Patients to See Their Own Data


In an ongoing series, I have been touching on multiple issues involved in cardiac patients and the data derived from their implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, which is heretofore unavailable directly to them.  I have not fully discussed the viewpoint of … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Physicians Don’t Want Patients to Have Their Cardiac Device Data


There is a groundswell of discussion concerning patients demanding to have direct access to data derived from their implantable defibrillators and pacemakers. I have discussed in other articles why patients deserve their data and the benefits derived thereof.  There are … Continue reading

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Data from Implantable Defibrillators and Pacemakers: The World’s Best Kept Secret


       The HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, states that patients have a right to their electronic health record including test results.  Implantable defibrillators and … Continue reading

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There is a Patient Attached to that Implantable Defibrillator!


“There are two things we are sure of, death and taxes.  Now, if only we can get them in that order.”—Joey Adams “If Einstein couldn’t beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none.”—-Mel Brooks Q: “What’s the definition of … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Patients with Implantable Defibrillators Deserve Their Data


The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed into law on February 17, 2009.  The objective of Measure 12/15 of Meaningful Use regulations … Continue reading

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What I Miss Most About Practicing Medicine


As the end of the year is approaching, a bit of reflection is a natural event.  I recently left medical practice in order to pursue a career in mobile health technologies, for which I have had a passion for many … Continue reading

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