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Smartphones: Tilting Control from Physicians to Patients

Dr Eric Topel–physician/cardiologist, Chair of Innovative Medicine, Professor of Genomics, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, and Medscape Editor-in-Chief (WebMD)–wrote the enlightening, must-read January 9, 2015 Saturday Essay for the Wall Street Journal. In it he explains how and why the smartphone, in … Continue reading

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TED Talks on Personal Health IT

One of my favorite sites on the internet is TED. The TED credo is ideas worth spreading. Virginia O’Leary and I developed The Best of TED class for members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Auburn University. One of the sessions was … Continue reading

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Mobile Health Technology: Its Future & Its Ethics

Two recent events–Apple’s introduction of iOS 8, Health App, and HealthKit, and  the upgrade of Windows MSN Health & Fitness App for  the Windows Phone–herald significant advances and the eventual ubiquity of mobile apps technology in health and fitness monitoring,  maintenance, care, and personal health … Continue reading

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In Case of Emergency

The latest additions (and improvement) to the PHR4us weblog are the 1.0 [beta] version of ICEmaker and the new notice, Put ICE on it!, a link to two new pages imploring folks to put ICE (In Case of Emergency) information on  their iOS or Android mobile … Continue reading

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Health Apps: Where Do They Make Sense

Health Apps-Where do they make sense?, a white paper published March 2014 and based on a seminar held at the King’s Fund, London, 28 October 2013, summarizes issues related to health apps from the perspectives of patients, standards, and policies. The seminar’s … Continue reading

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Patients to Have Right to Access Lab Test Result Data – Finally!

For those of us who are trying to develop, maintain, and use a comprehensive patient health record (PHR)–whether it be paper or electronic, using a notebook, file system, HealthVault, or some other electronic PHR–this is really good news: finally, patients … Continue reading

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Synchronicity and ‘Secret Sauce’

Wouldn’t you know: The other day, on our way home from the oncologist nearly 100 miles away, we stopped at our favorite, world class Bar-B-Q joint, Jim ‘N Nick’s.  We ordered big so we’d have enough take-home for at least … Continue reading

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