Tag Archives: PHR User

@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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The Transformation of the Wearables

A recent post on The Motley Fool website is, in a number of respects, very enlightening. First it reveals the strategic moves that are taking place in the fast-emerging health and fitness technology marketplace. Second, it gives a hint of HealthVault’s … 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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PHR Resulted in Improved Quality of Care and Use of Services

A recent Emory University study concluded, “Having a personal health record resulted in significantly improved quality of medical care and increased use of medical services among patients. Personal health records could provide a relatively low-cost scalable strategy for improving medical … Continue reading

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