Category Archives: Health Information Technology: Mobile Health

Blue Shield of California Foundation: Building Better Health Care for Low-Income Californians

“This may yet be the greatest test of our healthcare system – whether we can effectively bring patients into the conversation, instead of leaving the debate to politics, payers, and providers. We hope this report’s findings bring us closer to … Continue reading

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RWJF-Health Affairs Policy Brief: mHealth and FDA Guidance

This policy brief from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Health Affairs examines the recent FDA guidance for regulation of medical applications (“apps”) on mobile devices. Consumers may use mobile health (“mHealth” apps to monitor their own health. Doctors or … Continue reading

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Food and Drug Administration: Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its final guidance to govern its regulation of mobile medical applications. The FDA recognizes the extensive variety of actual and potential functions of mobile apps, the rapid pace of innovation in mobile apps, … Continue reading

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Health 2.0 v.2013: Integration and Patient Outcomes Are Still Driving Health Technology – But So Should Empathy, Caring, and Communication

I attended my third Health 2.0 conference earlier this week, which was held for the first time in Santa Clara rather than San Francisco [agenda here].  Driving around the neighborhood reminded me that the Silicon Valley is thriving, with companies like … Continue reading

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Blue Shield of California Foundation: Patient-Provider Relationships Among Low-Income Califorians

The Blue Shield of California Foundation has published the results of its survey of low-income Californians and their perspectives on connectedness and continuity with their health care providers. •    Low-income patients broadly report that they want their care to be … Continue reading

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Health 2.0: High Wow Factor, High Hopes for the Future of Health Care

I just spent the past two days at the 2011 Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco being wowed and a bit overwhelmed, in a whole different universe than either the community-based organization or public policy environments I am used to. … Continue reading

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CDC: Social Media Guidelines and Best Practices

As more health organizations begin to use social media tools, it is important to have clear policies and procedures for how the staff, consumers, patients and general public will communicate and interact the organization using social media.  The Centers for … Continue reading

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CDC: Social Media Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has produced this useful toolkit on how to use social media for effective communication related to health and health care. The toolkit notes: “Social media and other emerging communications technologies can connect … Continue reading

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CDC: eHealth and mHealth Data Briefs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has useful fact sheets with updated data on how various communications and information technologies can support health.  The fact sheets include data on online health information seekers, mobile internet usage, text messaging, … Continue reading

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Consumer Health Information Corporation: Motivating Consumers to Use Smartphone Health Apps

This report of the results of an online survey conducted by the Consumer Health Information Corporation includes some interesting findings about smartphone mobile technologies and their uses for exchanging health information and engaging patients. Online survey responses were collected from … Continue reading

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