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Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

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January 28, 2015

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I’m often asked, ‘If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?’ I’ve resisted responding, thinking that things are not so simple and reducing the keys to adoption to a list is unrealistic.

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Dr. Jaan Sidorov, host of Disease Management Care Blog

Could mHealth Apps Be a Reprise of the EHR? The Need for Clinician Input

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January 22, 2015

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While the Population Health Blog continues to delight in the emerging science of “mHealth” as a newly minted start-up Chief Medical Officer, it ran across this interesting article on risk and patient safety. Authors Thomas Lewis and Jeremy Wyatt worry that “apps” can lead to patient harm.

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Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Text-to-911 availability has important mHealth implications

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January 17, 2015

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“Key patient populations who could benefit from Text-to-911 may need to be identified and educated on how to use this service in an emergency. But, most importantly, healthcare organizations should recognize the growing patient expectations around text messaging and start to apply this communication tool in other areas of their operations, such as for scheduling and appointment reminders or other care coordination communications.”

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Buckle Your Safety Belt, Connected Health is Taking Off in 2015

Buckle Your Safety Belt, Connected Health is Taking Off in 2015

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January 13, 2015

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IT:

While so many folks were writing about their impressions of 2014, I was enjoying the holidays with my family. During that time I was thinking about the notable events of 2014 in connected health, but more importantly how they will set the stage for 2015, which is poised to be a breakout year.

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David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

2015 Health IT Predictions and Reflections

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January 9, 2015

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Kate Ackerman at iHealthBeat asked me to participate in her annual piece on Health IT past and future, 12 Experts Weigh In on Health IT Progress, Disappointment in 2014 & Hopes for 2015. Check out her roundup. Read them all. Agree or disagree. Most important of all: Work to make your own predictions come true. For those of you dying to know what I had to say…

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Christina Thielst, Host of Christina's Considerations

Virtual Visits: Cutting Healthcare Costs

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December 31, 2014

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An Alliance for Connected Care study, released in December, estimates that virtual visits could save an average of $126 per visit.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

Music as Medicine

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December 23, 2014

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Innovation/innovative companies:

Musical Health Technologies describes itself as “mobile technology, which digitizes the evidence-based music therapy practice of lyric prompting,” by which they mean they use the familiarity of lyrics and the way the brain reacts to music to deliver a therapeutic intervention. They are seeking to make music therapy not just effective (which is already well known medical fact), but scalable, which it has previously never been.

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Lisa Suennen - the Venture Valkyrie

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

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December 8, 2014

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In a world full of data and access and increasing interoperability, what I don’t think people worry about enough is the weird and wacky ways that their health data may be used to essentially stalk them and be used in ways that they could not have foreseen.

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Dov Michaeli, MD, PhD, author of The Doctor Weighs In on Everything

The Dawn of the Age of Singularity

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December 7, 2014

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Big data, Challenges, Challenges, Cognition & the brain, Evolution, Michaeli, Psychology & behavior, Technology in healthcare:

Computers getting faster exponentially. At one point they will become sentient and may take over their own fate. This may spell extinction of human race.

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From Denial to Responsibility – Connected Health Can Make Us All Accountable for Our Care

From Denial to Responsibility – Connected Health Can Make Us All Accountable for Our Care

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December 6, 2014

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Of the forces responsible for illness — bad luck, bad genes and lifestyle — lifestyle is the predominant cause of chronic illness. Our public health officials understand this important change, but consumers by and large still do not. They still mostly seek care when there is some symptom or acute need.

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