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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 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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Aging at Home: A Necessary Synergy with Digital Health Technology


References to new healthcare delivery models today generally refer to systematic changes which reflect reimbursement strategy shifts. Some even go so far as to refer to them as innovations in healthcare design. I would take issue with labeling these new … Continue reading

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Five Things Healthcare Can Learn from Project Management


Physicians have traditionally been individual thinkers and doers.  Healthcare in general has been generally slow to adopt proven successful methods of processes and technologies employed with success in other sectors of society.  Medical training from medical school through post-graduate education … Continue reading

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Remote Patient Monitoring will Lead Value-Based Healthcare


Traditional health insurance reimbursement to providers (though payment is a more appropriate word) for healthcare services and products is at the root of our healthcare crisis.  Our traditional fee for service system in the USA rewards hospitals and providers for … Continue reading

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Measuring the ROI of Digital Health Technologies


     Alere’s purchase of Medapps prompts me to discuss a question posed to me daily, “What is the ROI of digital health technologies?”  Discussants in the Digital Health Linkedin Group were surprised at the purchase price of ‘no greater … Continue reading

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The Healthcare Cliff


The term ‘fiscal cliff’ is one familiar to most Americans and many outside observers of this periodic political posturing around the need to address hardcore financial issues facing the country.  If both political parties hashed out their differences and came … Continue reading

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Adoption of mHealth Technologies: UK vs USA


The Secretary of Health for the UK, Jeremy Hunt recently said “…while mobile broadband technology is revolutionising most walks of life, there is a problem once ­people encounter the relatively antiquated systems of the NHS.”  The UK has developed an … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Evaluate Mobile Medical Apps via Research


There are many barriers to the adoption of health, fitness, and medical apps. A recent article summarizing the report from PWC’s Global Healthcare division states that adoption of mHealth technologies will lag consumer demand. I wholeheartedly agree with David Levy, … Continue reading

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