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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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Reducing Hospital Functions is a Big Opportunity

It turns out that UK hospitals might be “slim[ming] down, clos[ing], or both” according to Denis Campbell writing on the issue for The Guardian. More elderly patients mean more work […]

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OMG my pancreas just texted!

John Pettengill a type 2 diabetic. Talking at the South by Southwest Interactive conference. #OMGdiabetic I am a diabetic and I live with a chronic disease. 25.8 million in the […]

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Awareness drives health improvements

As with so many other things in life, improved awareness can make a positive change to your health. Here’s a nice study where US barber shops installed blood pressure check […]

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OpenNotes research into opening EMRs to patient viewing

Image via Wikipedia I was on a particularly stimulating Twitter Chat session today with the #HPM (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) group.  During the session Christian Sinclair introduced the chat topic […]

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Better hospital hand-offs for patients with multi-med regimes

Last week I wrote about Hospital hand-offs and medical errors and how they are a systemic problem in hospitals and that it is an area that needs to be improved. […]

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Government Priorities in New Zealand Healthcare for the Disabled and Disadvantaged

Recently I had the pleasure to attend a National Health Board IT Workshop in Dunedin, New Zealand. I am sure some of you are aware that the New Zealand government plans […]

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Lifetime Health Diary™ Development for End Users

One of the things that surprised us as we quietly posted Lifetime Health Diary™ up in public view last month was the enthusiastic reception we were to get from the […]

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