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Social media continues to challenge medical professionalism

Social media continues to challenge medical professionalism | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it

As Canadian medical educators start to incorporate social media into their set of teaching tools, medical students and residents continue to wrestle with fundamental issues of how to use social media while maintaining professionalism.


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Mayo Clinic study finds app reduces cardiac readmissions by 40 percent | mobihealthnews

Mayo Clinic study finds app reduces cardiac readmissions by 40 percent | mobihealthnews | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it

According to an as-yet unpublished study, the Mayo Clinic has found that incorporating a smartphone app into cardiac rehabilitation can reduce emergency room visits and hospital readmissions by 40 percent.


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Americans use smartphones more than computers, and other news for Feb. 12, 2014

Americans use smartphones more than computers, and other news for Feb. 12, 2014 | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs' famous prediction that we are moving into a Post-PC era has come to pass according to a report from Nielsen [via Engadget]. In its most recent
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Mobile Sites vs. Apps: The Coming Strategy Shift

Mobile apps currently have better usability than mobile sites, but forthcoming changes will eventually make a mobile site the superior strategy.
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This is a bit old but I think that is still very relevant

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The Internet Ideology: Why We Are Allowed to Hate Silicon Valley

The Internet Ideology: Why We Are Allowed to Hate Silicon Valley | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
It knows how to talk about tools but is barely capable of talking about social, political, and economic systems that these tools enable...
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Very important topics are discussed in this article. I don't agree with all he says but good reading and important contexts to consider as we go forward. 

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Our connected health selves are not quite there | Aging In Place Technology Watch

Our connected health selves are not quite there | Aging In Place Technology Watch | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
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This is a great website I happened upon with a ton of links pertaining to some of the most important issues in telehealth, mHealth, etc. This link describes some of the experiences of the writer at the Connected Symposium earlier this year. 

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Digital Health: Are We Patients or Consumers? - CEA

Digital Health: Are We Patients or Consumers? - CEA | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
The Consumer Electronics Association supports the consumer technology industry through market research, education and public policy representation.
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About Us | mHIMSS

About Us | mHIMSS | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
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Interesting organization devoted to the use of mobile technologies in health

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mobihealthnews

mobihealthnews | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
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website provides news and links to latest in mobile health technologies. Research usefulness is limited because they charge for access their data. 

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Too Many mHealth Apps, Not Enough mHealth App Usage

Too Many mHealth Apps, Not Enough mHealth App Usage | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
Eric Dishman made a really insightful comment in a Healthcare IT news article in response to a question about how patient-centered care evolved over the past few years:
“In a way, it’s started to...
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Blog post written in 2012. It does say something about the saturation of mHealth apps and the need to target these apps to our specific populations. Dishman believes that the future of smartphone apps will be coaching and diagnostic tools primarily. 

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The 20 Most Insightful Healthcare Technology Infographics of 2012

The 20 Most Insightful Healthcare Technology Infographics of 2012 | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
Year end recap of the 20 most Insightful healthcare technology Infographics of 2012 highlighting the growing utilizations of infographics in healthcare
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Designing e-Health Interventions for Low-Health-Literate Culturally Diverse Parents: Addressing the Obesity Epidemic

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Trauma and technology: Growing number of online and mobile programs aim to help veterans with PTSD - The Boston Globe

Trauma and technology: Growing number of online and mobile programs aim to help veterans with PTSD - The Boston Globe | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan in 2002 with signs of post-traumatic stress disorder would have had to seek treatment at a hospital or clinic. A decade later, the resources available to someone with PTSD are growing.
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Creating video games to improve mental health

Creating video games to improve mental health | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it

Technology for health is taking off with video game developers, as evidenced by the wide variety of games marketed to improve memory, for example, or fight off stress or anxiety. These games are almost always untested and unproven, at least to modern scientific standards.

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Check out some of our lab's work around gaming and mental health detailed in this article seen today in the SF chronicle. Go to www.brightencenter.com for more information. 

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Samsung and UCSF create a research space for mobile health tech

Samsung and UCSF create a research space for mobile health tech | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
Samsung has been developing its own mobile health technology, but it knows that it can't do everything; there are plenty of entrepreneurs that have their (RT @nuelete: Samsung and UCSF create a research space for mobile health tech
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Mayo Clinic iPad App Utilizing FitBit Technology - Healthcare Technology Online (press release)

Mayo Clinic iPad App Utilizing FitBit Technology - Healthcare Technology Online (press release) | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
Mayo Clinic iPad App Utilizing FitBit Technology Healthcare Technology Online (press release) Consumer eHealth Engagement reports, “A team of clinicians at Mayo Clinic designed an iPad app to help cardiac surgery patients and their families...
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Marcia Marinho's curator insight, February 6, 2014 4:03 PM

The Mayo Clinic has joined its MyCare App with FitBit technology for part of its pilot program for cardiac patients.

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What do people want from health apps? A survey of 250 patient and consumer groups


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PatientView's curator insight, November 25, 2013 5:15 AM

What do people want from health apps 

A survey of 250 patient and consumer groups 

Presented in October 2013 at Gastein 

Lisa Sundahl Platt's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:55 PM

Assuring virtual healing environments are adaptable to  individuals' health & wellness needs

Brian Bernstein's curator insight, December 11, 2013 5:10 PM

PatientView has a nice summary of consumer Mobile App specific needs.  Small net population looked at-but some good insights on pages 5/6.

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IMS: Half of Android health apps have fewer than 500 downloads | mobihealthnews

IMS: Half of Android health apps have fewer than 500 downloads | mobihealthnews | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
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MobiHealth news reports on this very interesting findings. Need for improving engagement

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Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients

Mobile Technology Could Put Health In Hands of Patients | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
The health care gold rush is on as companies chase smarter home monitoring device technologies.

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A View From The Cave: The Burden of Proof on mHealth Practitioners

A View From The Cave: The Burden of Proof on mHealth Practitioners | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
A pair of studies published earlier in the year looked at the evidence base for mHealth interventions. Both found reason for optimism about the benefits of employing mobile technologies in health, but agreed that the evidence ...
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More calls for the importance of better evaluations

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Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World?

Too Much Hype in the Mobile Health App World? | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
It doesn't seem as if there is too much hype -- just little guidance. The push to move the mHealth app world forward may be in the power of consumers to clamor for health and wellness apps that are safe, reliable and trustworthy.
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Smart Phone Health Care

Smart Phone Health Care | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
Covering all the gadgets, devices and widgets that make healthcare so interesting.
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Interesting website to check out specifically dealing with mHealth on smartphones. 

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Usability and Mobile Devices | Usability.gov

Usability and Mobile Devices
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I'm not sure how well the site is updated but overall great resource for those intersted in usability research and development

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Recalibrating Therapy for a Wired World - The Digital Doctor

Recalibrating Therapy for a Wired World - The Digital Doctor | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
These days, as never before, therapists are struggling with concerns about the accessibility made possible by technology.
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Smartphone Adoption and Usage | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Smartphone Adoption and Usage | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Digital health, mHealth, E-health news and resources | Scoop.it
35% of US adults own a smartphone of some kind, and one quarter of smartphone owners say that their phone is where they do most of their online browsing.
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Diego Castaneda's curator insight, February 26, 2013 10:12 AM

Excellent study on smartphone usage and adoption