Quick Points: - Straightforward guide on how to use inhalers - The app requires you to purchase it twice — once for an iPhone and once for an iPad — a policy that Apple isn’t a fan of and something we’re not fans of at iMA either. Hopefully they will change this. - “Use Inhalers App” is another one created by the Saralsoft company, and it is free.
As a data analytics professional at LinkedIn, I’m passionate about using data to change people’s lives. And as a former neurosurgeon, I’m passionate about saving lives too. Today I get to talk a little bit about both.
FDA testified the guidance should be out by October 1 of this year, but I would guess actually it will probably be out by mid-summer. I’m just basing that on the belief that FDA is now highly motivated to get the darn thing out.
So what happens then? What are the regulatory issues we in the mobile health arena will need to address after FDA’s guidance finally sees the light of day?
“Verifying social media in a crisis Phys.Org "We are really trying to build systems that pick up on the early signs of crisis-related social media and verify them so they can be fed to emergency services.”
“Web 1.0 was where corporations thought the internet was another dandy platform for telling us what they wanted us to know. Web 2.0 was where we showed the
Dimitra Kontochristou's insight:
"Mr. Beckerman’s Twitter guidelines are simple …
Be yourself, not phony.Don’t be all about yourself, take an interest in others.Don’t worry about how to get a lot of followers. Just follow, and pay attention to people you appreciate.Since sharing and conversation are what Twitter is really all about, for me, the “@” is what it’s all about.A Retweet is saying to someone, “I value you and what you have said, and want to share it with all of my Twitter friends”.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) today launched a funding initiative designed to grow a national community of patients, clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders who will advance patient-centered outcomes research.
The new PCORI Engagement Awards program will offer targeted funding to dozens of groups of patients, clinicians and other front-line caregivers, and others across the healthcare community who are interested in supporting the expansion of patient- centered outcomes research (PCOR) and implementation of its results. It will do so by supporting projects to enhance knowledge of PCOR and its benefits; training to foster partnerships between patients, other healthcare stakeholders, and scientists that can lead to research projects; and efforts to implement results of the research in clinical practice.
As the first step in this initiative, PCORI will invest up to $1.2 million for a training program to build research capacity and fund a series of Pipeline to Proposal Awards. The initial Pipeline to Proposal Awards of up to $15,000 each will help patients and other non-researchers interested in PCOR begin to form groups capable of partnering with clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare stakeholders.
The new program fulfills a key aspect of PCORI's mission to facilitate active involvement of patients and other stakeholders in research efforts designed to answer unresolved medical and health questions faced by patients and those who care for them through studies comparing the effectiveness of different care options.
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An engaged patient is someone deeply involved in the scientific understanding of their disease, fully aware at all times of the entire spectrum of available therapeutic options. It requires a set of learning, cognitive and psycho-social tools that can only be acquired by conversing often with a real network of peers who are similarly involved in this complex endeavor. Because most of the communities where these activities take place are either hidden or hard to find (due to privacy concerns), the health care world is usually unaware of the depth of experience demonstrated daily by these groups. It reminds me of what Michael Nielsen said in Re-Inventing Discovery:
But often the most important revolutions aren’t announced with the blare of trumpets. They occur quietly, too slowly to make the news, but fast enough that if you aren’t alert, the revolution is over before you’re aware it’s happening.