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Healthcare Tech Revolution Means Doctors as Coaches for Empowered Patients

I saw an interesting post on LinkedIn today. Dr Saif Abed posted that Health IT vendors should concentrate their resources on clinician’s needs, rather than on patient tools. The core […]

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Why your Healthstory is important

Your Story – where you are in life right this minute, and how you got here, is important to any treatment you might receive under a doctor’s care. It’s so […]

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Docs, how do Patient Owned Health Records best assist your workflow?

By Kirk Saunders and Hamish MacDonald Eric Topol, MD, recently penned an editorial on Medscape entitled “Why Are Doctors and Hospitals the Owners of Patient Records?”. He asks provocatively, “…isn’t […]

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Should Doctors Create Culture of Health Literacy?

Six patients visit a doctor’s office in the city and are handed a clipboard with seven International Prostate Symptoms Score (IPSS) questions – a fairly routine questionnaire. Only one of those six […]

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Public APIs, the engaged patient’s new best friend

The world of healthcare infrastructure is moving very quickly, and it is all good news for engaged patients. Health IT Task Force Recommends Public APIs Seemingly out of the blue, […]

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Healthcare Value – 4 Different Meanings

Shocker. Healthcare Value doesn’t mean the same to all stakeholders. This seems a pretty clear statement on its face, but most people are approaching healthcare value needs too holistically. Seeing the […]

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The Urgency for US Healthcare Value – 4 Major Problems

>With all of the factors leading to an overall increase in individual health literacy – self- quantification technologies, ubiquity of mobile devices, instantaneous information and communication – there is a […]

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Healthcare Value In The US – Can We Make It Happen?

By now, there is little debate about the dysfunction in the US Healthcare system. There is a lot of debate about the causes of the dysfunction, with everyone pointing to […]

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Quantified Self: A Movement With New Momentum

During a recent day of retrospection, I looked back at my health & fitness attitudes and approaches over the years. In what now seems a different life altogether, I was […]

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Are you harnessing the power of online healthcare?

It seems that, while they may fall through the gaps in the Obamacare scheme, there are still ways of taking care of many uninsured patients. MSNBCs Geoffrey Cowley wrote last […]

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