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Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits => A challenge for Connected Health?

Heart Gadgets Test Privacy-Law Limits => A challenge for Connected Health? | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

My comment:  Should patients be given open access to data from implanted devices such as pacemakers and ICDs?  In a world of personalized medicine patients can titrate therir activity and diet and medication use to physiologivc parameters.  But who is to blame if it doesnt go well and there is patient harm?  Doctors? Device manufacturers?  Patients?

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The U.S. has strict privacy laws guaranteeing people access to traditional health files. But implants and other new technologies—including smartphone apps and over-the-counter monitors—are testing the very definition of medical records..

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The Real Promise of Mobile Health Apps: Scientific American

The Real Promise of Mobile Health Apps: Scientific American | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Take Home Message: These cool apps are not ready for prime time but have great potential.

 

The director of NIH, Francis Collins gives his optimistic view that Mobile devices have the potential to become powerful medical tools. Cell phones and wireless sensors to gather & access health data has grown quickly in recent years. Popular mHealth apps are used for counting calories, gauging nutrition, tracking workouts, calculating body mass index and quitting smoking.These worthy efforts pale next to the potential of mHealth to aid in medical research and health care.

Maintaining privacy and security of health data is a challenge that calls for research. 

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Free, secure app to remember medications

Free, secure app to remember medications | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Free, Secure Mobile App and Website designed to improve adherence to treatment regimens through self-directed reminders to take medications, refill prescriptions, and visit healthcare providers.

Bidirectional app allows patientsd to keep track of adherence and get refill reminders.  Proving that this makes even a modest benefit on medication adherence for patients would have a significant imopact on health outcomes.  See my other scoops on poor adherence for cardiac patients.

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