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3 Ways Remote Care Helps Patients, Docs

Jeff Rowe | Healthcare IT News | July 26, 2013

Given the steady stream of new devices entering the healthcare market, it might be easy to start thinking improvements in healthcare can come from technological advances alone. But it's more complicated than that. Read More »

9 Ways Health IT – Beyond EHRs – Helps Patients

Kristine Martin Anderson | Government Health IT | December 12, 2011

Even among very knowledgeable people, the concept of health information technology is often equated with its most familiar element, “electronic health records.” Adoption of electronic health records are a critical first step to realizing the transformational power of Health IT – but getting out of paper enables even greater HIT capabilities. Read More »

As Health Records Go Digital, Where They End Up Might Surprise You

Jordan Robertson | Bloomberg | June 5, 2012

Two years ago, Latanya Sweeney created a graphic on the widespread sharing of medical files that shocked lawmakers, technologists and doctors.  Sweeney, who founded the Data Privacy Lab at Harvard University, produced a “health data map” that looks like a windshield cracked by a few big rocks...

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Doctors And Patients Are Both Losing in Our Health System

W. Ryan Neuhofel | KevinMD.com | June 29, 2012

As I advanced through medical school and into my family medicine residency, I was increasingly exposed to the “inner workings” of health care. Behind the scenes I saw much of the doctors’ time spent on issues other than patients’ health. Seemingly, the documentation about what they did took more time that what they actually did.

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Eli Lilly Offers Designers $75k To Redesign Clinical Trial Info For Patients

Fred Pennic | HIT Consultant | August 29, 2013

Eli Lilly opens Clinical Trial  Visualization Redesign Challenge for designers & developers to make clinical trial information more patient-friendly. Read More »

Five Ways Advanced Social Intelligence Guides Pharma Strategy

Mark Langsfield | PharmExec.com | June 4, 2013

Within the billions of daily comments from individuals across open social sources lies deep intelligence into markets, brands, patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and competitors. Several leading pharmaceutical companies are already using big data solutions to extract insights from the social realm... Read More »

Getting To The Right Relationship Between Doctors And Drug Companies

David A. Shaywitz | Nextgov | May 8, 2013

The pharmaceutical industry is held in remarkably low esteem right now. It's seen as a bunch of nefarious pushers who pay off vulnerable doctors to prescribe their latest expensive, mediocre product. Physicians who work with pharma companies are considered especially suspect, routinely described as "cozy," "in bed with industry," and "on the take." Read More »

Health 3.0: A Vision to Unbreak Healthcare

Dave Chase | Forbes | September 26, 2016

Healthcare is broken. Few argue this point. Dr. Zubin Damania (aka “ZDoggMD”) is releasing an anthem to unbreak healthcare – it’s a parody of Eminem’s critically acclaimed Lose Yourself, with a call to build Health 3.0. ZDoggMD has become an Internet sensation with his musical parodies and characters such as Dr. House of Cards and Doc Vader approaching 100 million views on Facebook and YouTube. Many consider Lose Yourself to be one of the greatest hip hop songs of all time.

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Health Information Technology: Putting the Patient Back into Health Care

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Radar | May 21, 2012

Most government advisory committees are stocked with representatives of corporations and special interest groups who distort government policies, sometimes unconsciously and with good intentions, to fertilize their own turfs. In health information technology, we have a rare chance to ensure that the most affected members of the public actually have their own direct representative.

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Hospitals Fight Drug Scarcity, Fear Patients Harmed

Anna Yukhananov | Open Source Portal.org | June 1, 2012

At the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, pharmacists are using old-fashioned paper spreadsheets to track their stock of drugs in short supply – a task that takes several hours each day...A few hundred medicines make the list of drugs in short supply: anesthetics, drugs for nausea and nutrition, infection treatments and diarrhea pills. A separate list has scarce cancer drugs for leukemia or breast cancer.
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Ten Reasons Why Hospitals, Health Plans And Medical Groups Should Invest In Developing Their Physicians’ Patient-Centered Communication Skills

Stephen Wilkins | Health Tech Hatch | May 29, 2013

It’s no secret that poor communication tops the list of patient complaints about their physicians.  [...] While understandable, that kind of a response seems to demean the interpersonal exchange which is the very essence of the physician-patient relationship. Read More »

The End of an Era

Joe Colucci, Shannon Brownlee | The New Health Dialogue | May 29, 2012

It’s the end of an era in modern medicine. House is no more. The Fox show House ended last week. It was entertaining, but as far as health policy is concerned, we’re not sorry to see it go. The main character (Dr. Gregory House, played by Hugh Laurie) exemplifies the kind of “cowboy doctor” too many patients have come to expect.

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Twine Health Found a Niche for a Software in Health Care

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | April 1, 2016

Apps and software services for health care are proliferating–challenges and hackathons come up with great ideas week after week, and the app store contains hundreds of thousands of apps. The hard thing is creating a business model that sustains a good idea. To this end, health care incubators bring in clinicians to advise software developers. Numerous schemes of questionable ethics abound among apps (such as collecting data on users and their contacts). In this article, I’ll track how Twine Health tried different business models and settled on the one that is producing impressive growth for them today.

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When Micro-transactions Facilitate Doctor and Patient Mobile Interactions

Ivory King | L'Atelier | July 4, 2012

Mobile app HealthTap connects users with a network of physicians who can answer questions and even chat with patients. Micro transactions let patients ask questions on the go. Read More »

Who Owns Patient Data?

Fred Trotter | O'Reilly Radar | June 6, 2012

The notion of ownership is inadequate for health information. For instance, no one has an absolute right to destroy health information. But we all understand what it means to own an automobile: You can drive the car you own into a tree or into the ocean if you want to. No one has the legal right to do things like that to a "master copy" of health information.

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