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Time for a patient-driven health information economy? – A response

February 9, 2016 by Robert Rowley

The recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Time for a Patient-Driven Health Information Economy?” presents a good overview of the need for, and hurdles in achieving, a unified patient-centered data platform that can be accessed from everyone taking care of the patient. But here's my response.[read more]

Apps Watch in Healthcare: Incorporating patient-generated data to assist diagnosis.

February 5, 2016 by Erica Carnevale

From time to time, we report news and perspectives on the latest in healthcare app development, and the use and potential for new apps in healthcare, and especially radiology.[read more]

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What Doctors Should Know About Symptoms & Dangers of Concussions

December 31, 2015 by Ryan Kh
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Thus, it’s no big surprise that concussions are no laughing matter. Recent reevaluation of the risks these injuries pose to people has shown that seemingly low-risk concussions can actually be far more destructive to us than previously believed. No where is this more apparent than in athletics.[read more]

As the “ePatient movement” gains its voice, I hear a quiet echo…

December 11, 2015 by Colleen Young

As the e-patient movement gains steam, I keep hearing a small voice behind me saying “But why does it have to be this hard? What responsibility falls back on those providing care to help patients navigate the broken system? What is the provider’s responsibility to take action now to improve their own care delivery and fix the healthcare system at large?"[read more]

Is E-mailing with Patients a Good Idea?

November 23, 2015 by Michael Kirsch
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E-mailing directly with patients has its benefits, but the practice of medicine is not yet fully wireless. There are still certain scenarios that led themselves better to an in-person visit rather than an e-mail. Check out some example case studies, and comment with your opinion![read more]

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When a Health Care Business Model Disruption is Self-Destructive

November 13, 2015 by David Davidovic
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Three companies - Valeant, Theranos, & Turing - have recently gained notoriety in the healthcare space. Each openly expressed their desire and plans to disrupt everything based on completely new business models - but is it working?[read more]

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care Delivery

October 9, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

Telemedicine Is Vital to Reforming Health Care DeliveryBy Joseph C. Kvedar, MDOctober 7, 2015Harvard Business Review Health care remains one of the few services that require people to have a face-to-face interaction to obtain access. But more and more consumers are questioning that reality, and change is on the way. In January 2015...[read more]

Telehealth and Virtual Care: The Next Wave!

September 17, 2015 by Colleen Young

By Mark Casselman (@markcasselman) CEO, COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics AssociationMark CasselmanTelehealth adoption and use is surging across Canada and in many countries around the world. A form of virtual care delivery, telehealth is bridging gaps between health professionals, improving health service delivery, empowering patients...[read more]

This Month [August] in Telemedicine

September 10, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

This Month [August] in TelemedicineModerated by: Jonathan Linkous Chief Executive Officer, American Telemedicine AssociationGary Capistrant Chief Policy Officer, American Telemedicine AssociationThis month in Telemedicine webcast was interesting because more than once was the ATA sentiment geared towards realizing the big picture of...[read more]

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Healthcare Technology and the DocResponse Revolution - Meet Your New Best Friend in Healthcare

September 9, 2015 by Danyell Jones

I recently discovered DocResponse, a phenomenal online symptom checker that has recently been recognized by Harvard Medical School and The British Medical Journal as the most accurate symptom checker available on today's market. Not only are the individual applications of this astounding (never google your symptoms again!), but DocResponse has the potential for broad based utilization in the healthcare delivery market helping organizations maximize resources, more effectively provide patient care and save money.[read more]

The Digital-Digital Trend in Doctor-Patient Encounters

August 30, 2015 by Stewart Gandolf, MBA

Here’s a totally unscientific marketing experiment: Look up from your smartphone (just for a moment) and scan the people at any Starbucks—or any airline departure lounge—or any street corner.It’s become a social caricature: People of all ages have their heads down with a deeply-connected gaze into the mobile, tablet or laptop device...[read more]

The Case for Patient Video in Doctors Visits: Take a Selfie and Call Me In the Morning

August 28, 2015 by Elizabeth Zampino

The selfie culture and our desire to photo-document every aspect of our lives has started to influence healthcare as well, and patients want to be able to record their doctors visits. The concept is so prevalent that it’s making headlines in the mainstream media.[read more]