This year’s American Psychiatric Association’s 2015 annual meeting in Toronto featured a greater presence and enthusiasm for wearables and digital technology than in any prior year demonstrating that psychiatry embraces digital health.
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Criteria for Stage 3 of meaningful use of EHRs were released recently and there is lots of controversy, as would have been predicted. One set of recommendations that is raising eyebrows is around patient engagement.
But, think for a minute like an executive. You have information coming at you in an avalanche. You are used to reading headlines and instinctively sensing trends. If you read the headlines and didn’t think too hard about it, you’d have to conclude, “This is a big deal. We’d better get on the stick.” Next thing you know, that organization is scrambling to quickly develop a strategy for mobile health and patient engagement.
Old fashioned management experts will recognize the concept. They know that any project involves trade-offs between cost, quality and access. Improve any single dimension and the other two will suffer. Improving two means having to compromise on the third. In other words, there are inevitable trade-offs.
I’d have to say that reports of the death of wearables have been greatly exaggerated. The power of sensor-generated data in personal health and chronic illness management is simply too powerful to ignore.
Are app-empowered patients less likely to use the emergency room? Do they have a higher survival rate? Do they have higher levels of satisfaction?
Big White Wall boosts access to mental healthcare-allowing people to post thoughts anonymously, access peer & counselor support & learn from clinically-valid programs
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.
Per Harry Reynolds of IBM, a good healthcare app treats me as me and not just as a patient or member of a health insurance plan.