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Scientific American: The Future of Your Medical Data

Scientific American discusses some of the ways newly passed health care reform will "digitize" the health care system, noting this change may help physicians to manage the influx of patients that will flood the market as "residents are expected to become more regular users of the U.S. health care system." Here are a few of the ways (not at all comprehensive) I envision the digital revolution sweeping through… Continue

Posted on April 13, 2010 at 1:35pm

From Little Black Bag to Little Black Book - Mobile Medicine

The WSJ Health Blog wrote today on the idea of "Mobile Medicine." The post mentions one trend in technology and health which can't be ignored: making patient information available anywhere at anytime.

It's interesting to think of a physician inputting your health information into their iPhone rather than their hospital computer. Mobile devices would certainly enable… Continue

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 9:39am

Doctors and Nurses using Social Media posted an interesting article on the benefits of social media for physicians and nurses. The article adds that more patients are seeking information about healthcare online (more than 122 million in 2007!) than ever before and physicians need an online presence in order to continue running a successful… Continue

Posted on September 22, 2009 at 8:34am

Feeling under the weather? Chat it up online with your physician!

A few days late but nonetheless interesting, the WSJ reports on physicians who are currently avialable for live chats through insurance company websites.

"Insurers Aetna and Cigna are covering digital consultations conducted at In what Atlanta-based RelayHealth calls a webVisit, patients answer detailed written questions about their symptoms and a report is sent to the doctor. The… Continue

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 10:50am

The Health Uprising: A Revolution is Coming

An excellent article from Jim Lefevere at highlights the inevitable movement to social media platforms by healthcare executives, physicians and patients.

I think the most important statement in his article is that "the leaders of this new revolution are you, me and your neighbor," aka the patient. While health care companies, hospitals and physicians will… Continue

Posted on August 11, 2009 at 11:18am

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