March 9, 2009
Despite technology's promise and anecdotal evidence pointing to its potential, mHealth has not seen many rigorous evaluations that have measured its ability to affect clinical outcomes. Process outcomes are clear: mHealth can save time and money, increase the number of reported health events, increase the number of patients enrolled and so forth. But can mHealth help save lives, too by reducing...
March 5, 2009
Kimmy Moore, MPH Contributing Editor
These past few weeks the use of current evidence-based information regarding patient care has become a controversial topic. By definition, practitioners' use of EBM is necessary to provide optimal care. This fact has been demonstrated repeatedly with measurable clinical results. Recently, services offering well-maintained databases on PDAs and desktops have...
February 26, 2009
A rep from Kaiser Permanente captured the sentiment earlier this month when he said: It's easy to see how far behind the healthcare industry is on adopting technologies when a pilot using text messaging is labeled "innovation."
It's especially frustrating when a mobile phone--that clearly changed the way the world sees mobile phones--with nearly 1,000 healthcare, fitness and medical applications...