June 15, 2011
This week popular diabetes blog and community, DiabetesMine announced the winners of its annual 2011 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Started in 2008, the Design Challenge tasks participants with finding creative new ways to improve the lives of those with diabetes. Perhaps unsurprisingly, one of this year's winners developed an iPhone/iPad app.
The three grand prize winners, who each received $7,...
September 10, 2009
The California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) just published a must-read report called Participatory Health: Online and Mobile Tools Help Chronically Ill Manage Their Care, by health economist and management consultant Jane Sarasohn-Kahn.
"Many of the entrants into this market are from outside traditional health organizations," Sarasohn-Kahn writes in her conclusion. "Health Providers, institutions...
May 13, 2009
Wireless biometric sensors, connected health devices, mobile phones and online portals hold the promise of automating the management of chronic diseases. Some service providers, however, aim to do no such thing.
If you truly automate the process of measuring a patient's blood pressure, for example, do you miss the key opportunity to engage that patient in their care regimen? If a chronic...
April 22, 2009
During the opening plenary session at the Health 2.0 conference this afternoon, Dr. Alan Greene, Chief Medical Officer of A.D.A.M. wove historical trivia with mixed metaphors to explain Health 2.0:
The first two presidents of the U.S., Washington and Adams, never shook hands while president, instead they bowed, Greene said. U.S. citizens similarly bowed back. President Thomas Jefferson changed...