Post Tagged with: "Mobile health"

Patient Engagement: Overused Sound Bite or Transformative Opportunity?

Patient Engagement: Overused Sound Bite or Transformative Opportunity?

April 2, 2015

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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.

The Wow of Wearables

The Wow of Wearables

February 21, 2015

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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.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Privacy and Security and the Internet of Things

February 12, 2015

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Over a year ago, the Federal Trade Commission held an Internet of Things workshop and it has finally issued a report summarizing comments and recommendations that came out of that conclave.

Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

Five Accelerants to the Adoption of Connected Health

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.

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

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

January 13, 2015

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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.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Apple HealthKit – Epic Integration at Ochsner Health System – David Harlow Interviews Dr. Richard Milani

October 15, 2014

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The first health system to announce that it had integrated HealthKit into its Epic EHR is Ochsner Health System in Louisiana. It is a 12-hospital, 40-clinic operation with over 900 physicians. I spoke recently with Dr. Richard Milani, Ochsner’s Chief Clinical Transformation Officer.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

mHealth Fitness Trackers Have a Long Way to Go

October 3, 2014

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A report on a survey regarding wearable fitness trackers arrived in the HealthBlawger’s mailbox this week. An interesting dose of reality, after spending a few days in Silicon Valley recently with a cadre of early adopters.

Challenges Evaluating mHealth’s Success

Challenges Evaluating mHealth’s Success

September 29, 2014

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I saw another exciting news story on a mobile health intervention the other day. I honestly don’t remember the company or product, but what stuck with me was the declaration of success based on 10 patients using the product for three months.

David Harlow, host of HealthBlawg

Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

September 21, 2014

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Blaming the government for a regulated industry’s failure to understand regulations, and suggesting that the government should publish its regulations through channels other than the official channels are interesting strategies. It seems to me that there are more productive ways of engaging with the issues.

Will 2015 be mHealth’s Coming Out Party?

Will 2015 be mHealth’s Coming Out Party?

September 11, 2014

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First the words of caution. My friend Nancy used to tell me she hated to be the skunk at the picnic, and those words ring true here. But allow me a couple of comments contrary to all of the enthusiasm.