Category Archives: Patients

Emerging Portal Features – Not a Moment Too Soon

I suspect that most of us who have used a number of patient portals have found them, in general, superficial, and generally lacking is essential features, such as secure messaging, open notes, and informative visualization of time-series data (e.g., plots/graphs of … Continue reading

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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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A Happy New Year, HealthIT?

Many of those interested and concerned with HealthIT are looking at 2015 as a critical year, especially for the fate of  electronic health records (EHR). Arthur Allen, editor of eHealth at Pro Politico, muses on the problems 2015 brings for EHR, describing … Continue reading

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@PatientPower: HealthIT Empowers Patients, Too

Patient Power and Andrew’s Blog are among my favorite online resources for information about cancer care. They chronicle so well the world of clinical research, promising treatments and trials, and potential outcomes. It’s great hearing the best of the best in the world … 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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Data for Individual Health: Towards a Learning Health System

JASON, an independent advisory group of scientists, has issued a very interesting and informative report, Data for individual health, with findings and recommendations for a patient-centered Learning Health System  in which the focused is on the health of individuals rather than the … 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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