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Five Ways Patient Engagement Can Start in the Office


There are over 58 million references to ‘patient engagement’ if one conducts a Google search. The term has been diluted and changed in the past couple of years and has become a buzz phrase, used more from a business than … Continue reading

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Five Things New Patients Think Which Surprise Me


     Patients now often enter a physician’s office with preconceived notions. All the parties involved are cognizant of one thing: time is limited. The patient is hoping their issue is addressed (hopefully, the provider often fears it is not … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Why Medical Schools are Developing Their own Medical Apps


Revenue and market growth statistics about mobile medical apps are presented in the press almost daily. All of those in the industry, other stakeholders, and peripherally related businesses know that great strides have been made even in the last 12 … Continue reading

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Can Digital Health Technologies Improve Health Literacy?


A recent article in the AMA News cites a 2003 health literacy study by the US Department of Education which surveyed more than 19,000 Americans. It found that over one-third had trouble reading and understanding basic medical information. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Adoption of mHealth: Chicken or Egg?


There seems to be universal agreement among all stakeholders in health care that mHealth technologies will play a significant role in the future. The questions are how far into the future and how will they find their way to patients. … 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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mHealth and Child Abuse


There has not been a more horrific scandal in the world of sports that I can remember than the child abuse scandal (the mainstream media calls it a sex abuse scandal) surrounding The Pennsylvania State University. Let it be said … Continue reading

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Will mHealth Change the Role of Physician?


     There are many benefits of mHealth technology to physicians It will increase patient engagement, it will provide data and input from patients on a continuum of time (versus the snapshot of office encounters), it is mobile, it will … Continue reading

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Why non-Physician Providers Will Love mHealth


When I was in practice as a cardiac electrophysiologist not too long ago, I was on medical device company marketing advisory boards where executives would ask us “Do you think this is something docs would want?”  Invariably some on the … Continue reading

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