The Patient-Centered Medical Home, an Interview

The PCMH and Home Care Data: An Interview with Melissa McCormack is a byline article by Melody Wilding The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Model is a new approach which seeks to enhance care coordination and community-based care. To learn more about how health care data fits into the PCMH model and how the new approach will helps seniors, we spoke with PCMH specialist Read More …

Healthcare in the age of Dr. Google

Healthcare in the age of Dr. Google: the 2014 digital patient journey is sponsored by Fathom Healthcare, a healthcare marketing company. Ask any medical professional what has changed about patient behavior the last few years, and she is sure to talk about a physician who never was accepted to med school … the ubiquitous “Dr. Google.” When patients start to Read More …

e-Patient Dave says, “Gimme My DaM Data!”

I watched his TEDx talk several months ago and can’t believe it took me so long to post the video and a link to his blog (in Resources/Blogs). What follows is directly from the TEDx website. When Dave deBronkart learned he had a rare and terminal cancer, he turned to a group of fellow patients online — and found the Read More …

GE, Microsoft to Launch Global Healthcare Venture

GE, Microsoft to Launch Joint Venture Aimed at Global Healthcare System Transformation BARRINGTON, Ill., and REDMOND, Wash. – Dec. 7, 2011 – General Electric Co., through its healthcare IT business, and Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to create a joint venture aimed at helping healthcare organizations and professionals use real-time, systemwide intelligence to improve healthcare quality and the patient experience. Upon Read More …

Remote Patient Monitoring Platforms Emerge

Close to 100 million wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices will ship over the next 5 years, according to ABI Research. This growth is boosted by the growing interest in moving healthcare away from the hospital and into patients’ homes. A key part of that trend is the ability to collect data from consumer devices and share it securely with patients, healthcare providers, Read More …

Population Health and Patient Engagement

Could a Population Health System Improve Patient Engagement? That was the question asked in an article by mHealthIntelligence.com, but after asking the question they gave no place to reply, so today’s post is my response, which is also posted on LinkedIn. America arguably has the best Medical care in the world, but we really don’t have a HEALTH care system. Read More …

‘The Patient Will See You Now’ Envisions New Era

‘The Patient Will See You Now’ is a book by Dr. Eric Topol that envisions a New Era in healthcare where we consumers take more responsibility for our own health and wellness and have the tools to do so. Often these are smaller, cheaper, and easier to use versions of what doctors have used for years, but digital and in Read More …

Patients Find and Help Each other in Social Media

A new PwC market research study shows that Consumers use Social Media far more than Health Companies. Patients are turning to the Internet and Social Media to find solutions to health problems when their doctors don’t know the answers. While some docs are overwhelmed with new literature about medical advancements and resent patients who question their advice, others welcome the Read More …

mHealth: What does it mean and what’s included

What is mHealth, and does the term stand for Mobile Health or Modern Health? That’s the subject of a an online discussion started by David Doherty, moderator of a LinkedIn group interested in using mobile technologies to improve health. He started the discussion to support my view that any definition of mHealth that only includes smartphones is both limiting and arrogant. This Read More …

Eldercare and the Wireless Revolution

Home Sweet Home: Eldercare and the Wireless Revolution Byline article by Jamie Dalzell Telemedicine | Telehealth | Connected Health  —  Technology’s role in modern medicine goes by many names, and has seen massive growth since Modern Health Talk last examined it in detail. Not only are emerging technologies like wireless charging and wearable devices changing the medical landscape, but the increasing Read More …

Restyling Electronic Medical Records

Electronic medical records (EMR) can be extremely useful tools to help improve patient care and reduce costs — if designed and used properly. But unfortunately, good design is hard to come by in this market. The lack of Health IT data standards, privacy laws, and impenetrable health systems complicate an already challenging design process and usually lead to lackluster products. Read More …

Moore’s Law and The FUTURE of Healthcare

By Wayne Caswell, Founder of Modern Health Talk This article examines a future driven by Moore’s Law and the trend of circuits and components getting smaller, faster and cheaper exponentially over time and the eventual blending of science and technology (INFO + BIO + NANO + NEURO). I approach this topic from the unique perspective of an IBM technologist, market Read More …

16-year old makes Cancer Breakthrough with Open Access

In this video interview, Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, talks with 16-year-old Jack Andraka about how he researched journals online to invent a breakthrough cancer diagnostic test that won the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As Jack said in the video, the test costs just $0.03, takes just 5 minutes, can discover Read More …

Healthcare Reform Debate at Supreme Court (UPDATED)

My consumer lobbying and healthcare interests explain my attention to this week’s Supreme Court case and the many articles I’ve commented on and tweeted about. Comments generally go something like this: Without the mandate, we need another way to pay for the Affordable Care Act (opponents call it ObamaCare) or an entirely new alternative to our existing healthcare system. The Read More …

Medical Records in the hands of Patients

Each time you go to the doctor’s office, they start by scanning through your medical record for notes entered last time, as well as vital signs (including pulse & blood pressure), past test results, medications & vaccines,  etc. If it’s your first visit, the doctor begins by looking over any medical history and health records or narrative of symptoms you Read More …