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Clarity Health Journal achieves Canada Health Infoway Certification as Consumer Health Application.

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Rx For The ‘Blockbuster Drug’ Of Patient Engagement

Rx For The ‘Blockbuster Drug’ Of Patient Engagement | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it

Even in an age of hype, calling something “the blockbuster drug of the century” grabs our attention. In this case, the “drug” is actually a concept—patient activation and engagement—that should have formed the heart of health care all along.


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while not a drug, patient engagement can mean the difference between a patient taking a drug and not following the care guidelines, and this may be more important then a drug on its own. 

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David Nash on Healthcare Policy

DAVID NASH--HEALTHCARE POLICY EXPERT. David Nash is the Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health on the campus of Thomas ...
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How health care consumer engagement can boost employee satisfaction, reduce costs

How health care consumer engagement can boost employee satisfaction, reduce costs | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Consumer engagement in health care is the magic interaction that employers are striving for, yet for most it remains elusive.
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The Future of Implantable Technology

The Future of Implantable Technology | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
The Near Future of Implantable TechnologyAn interesting Video about the Future of Implantable Technology.It features Jennifer French the first woman to receive the implantedStand and Transfer system, an experimental device that usesimplanted electrodes and an external control device.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 17, 2014 9:30 AM

The Near Future of Implantable Technology
An interesting Video about the Future of Implantable Technology.
It features Jennifer French the first woman to receive the implanted
Stand and Transfer system, an experimental device that uses
implanted electrodes and an external control device.


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Map: Where Europeans speak English

Map: Where Europeans speak English | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
English is widely spoken in northern Europe. Not so much in the south.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, June 16, 2014 11:03 AM

This is an interesting little tidbit that came to me by way of one of my former grad school classmates. I forget the percentage that's been quoted to me in the past (I feel like I heard it from Scott Abel), but people who speak English natively or as a second language fluently don't make up the majority of all languages spoken, yet the language of the Internet is often thought to be English.  The map in this article shows an interesting dynamic. I'd be curious to see what it looks like in other regions of the world, especially near countries that are either UK Commonwealth countries or former British colonies. 

--techcommgeekmom

Boite Mails's comment, June 18, 2014 7:35 AM
For exemple in France, we don't have cartoon with english subtitles.. We have to change it to improve the english/french skills!
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A Day in the Life of the Modern Smartphone User [Infographic]

A Day in the Life of the Modern Smartphone User [Infographic] | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it

Data and information from Citrix about mobile trends shows us we’re not the only ones growing increasingly attached to our mobile devices.

Whether it’s a personal, social or business setting, people are using their smartphones in more places and ways than ever before and the increasing speed of smartphones encourages us to rely on them more often. As the data here shows, we share more phone habits than we might have thought.


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Julia Sokolova's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:54 AM

Social media is made up of 63% images and 32% videos 

 

50% of mobile ads are served to 50% of smartphone users 

 

1/2 of the top health apps are fitness apps, which require more data to track a user's status

 

1.5% of a user's mobile data usage comes from network-connected gaming 

 

57% of people blame the mobile operator when a video stalls 

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Las apps para fitness en aumento mientras 35% dormimos junto a nuestros celulares

Daniel Vince's curator insight, April 14, 2014 1:52 PM

Interesting Info graphic about smartphone usage.

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Your 2014 Diabetes Conference Calendar! | theperfectd™

Your 2014 Diabetes Conference Calendar! | theperfectd™ | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
After not being able to find a single source for diabetes events and conferences that might be of interest for those who have diabetes and/or advocate for diabetes, I decided to create one. Ta-da. Please note that this is ...
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In Good Health: It All Adds Up! - New Philadelphia Times Reporter (blog)

In Good Health: It All Adds Up! - New Philadelphia Times Reporter (blog) | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
In Good Health: It All Adds Up!
New Philadelphia Times Reporter (blog)
So why should schools embrace health and wellness? First of all, schools are responsible for students 180 days each year for about seven hours a day.
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Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis - People Magazine

Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis - People Magazine | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis People Magazine The affable two-time Oscar-winner, 57, revealed while appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night that he has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, although he called the...
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"Something is going to kill us" - keeping it undercontrol is most important.

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CancerLinQ | ASCO.org

CancerLinQ | ASCO.org | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
An overview of CancerLinQ, a rapid learning system that will harness technological advances to connect oncology practices, measure quality and performance, and provide physicians with decision support in real time.
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Blueberries cut type-2 diabetes risk

Blueberries cut type-2 diabetes risk | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Eating more fruit, particularly blueberries, apples and grapes, is linked to a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes, suggests a study in the British Medical Journal.
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Eat your fruits and vegetables raw. Not a cure all but it helps.

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Making sense of BYOD policy trends for healthcare - HealthITSecurity.com

Making sense of BYOD policy trends for healthcare HealthITSecurity.com A survey released by Acronis and the Ponemon Institute last week titled “2013 Data Protection Trends Research” analyzed the risks organizations across the country take in either...
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Patients as Consumers 9 Important Insights for Health Care Companies

Patients as Consumers 9 Important Insights for Health Care Companies | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
The changing health care economy puts patients as consumers and forces health care companies to change their business model & market to patients.

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Does Face-to-Face Communication Boost Patient Engagement?

Does Face-to-Face Communication Boost Patient Engagement? | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Are mobile health apps truly capable of improving patient engagement across the healthcare continuum?

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To engage patients you must first understand what they want and need; better communication with caregivers, appointment booking/rescheduling, medication refills and lab results.  

Using SMS for smartphone requests and MMS for sharing images and results are ideal.

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Patients Reporting Better Quality of Communication by their Physician Show Improved Self-Care

Patients Reporting Better Quality of Communication by their Physician Show Improved Self-Care | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
New research shows that the quality of patient-physician communication, at the moment when additional oral type 2 diabetes (T2D) medication is prescribed ('add-on'), is
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Twitter Empowers Patients to Seek and to Speak Out | e-Patients.net

Twitter Empowers Patients to Seek and to Speak Out | e-Patients.net | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
The ability to write something meaningful in140 characters, including a shortened URL, is the basis of Twitter. Over 500 million tweets go out every day to

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Ginny Dillon's curator insight, February 26, 2014 7:07 PM

yES! TWITTER FOR PATIENTS ...

 

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Medication management goes digital

Medication management goes digital | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Medication management for patients, as well as their physicians and pharmacists, is going digital.

Much of this is driven by the changing demographics of patients and today’s health care providers, says Nancy Green, managing principal, healthcare, of  Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

“Patients want technology that they are familiar with, and so does the younger generation of physicians,” Green says. “A CEO of a major health care organization recently went to his CIO and said, ‘Whatever IT the doctors or patients want, give it to them. Make it happen. I don’t care how.’”

Since doctors provide the billable services for hospitals, and patients (or their insurance companies) pay for them, this scenario is playing out all over the U.S. [...]

“Being able to present patient-centered information by way of a web-based graphic interface would likely provide the information and answers that many demand,” says Dr. Mark Leavey, an internist who sees patients at Lutherville Personal Physicians in Lutherville, Md., a satellite of Mercy Medical Center.

“Clearly, the paper printout supplied with medications by pharmacies may have all of the information, but it is presented in a form that is a challenge for any but the most well-versed to read.” 

Scanning a QR code directs users to information portals that display the prescription data in layers, with the most direct and basic facts first, followed by commonly asked questions and a video of proper ways to use the medication. [...]

“The system also includes an application that users can download on their phone or tablet for use in helping with chronic conditions by managing their taking of medications or monitoring other health-related tasks they must perform daily,” Hart said....

 


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rob halkes's curator insight, August 15, 2014 7:54 AM

"They must perform daily .."  Sure! We need to focus at medication management, but: it will still be an issue as to what would be the best way to do it. We still don't know too much about how patients perceive and experience well intended interventions to their compliance. There's a thin line between facilitation and interference, yes, even the feeling of being meddled around with..
So, as we know: technology is just one, but making the right use of it for all parties concerned is definitely another matter.

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"Patient Engagement" in Health Care: Literature Review | Journal of Participatory Medicine

"Patient Engagement" in Health Care: Literature Review | Journal of Participatory Medicine | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
The term "patient engagement" is at risk of becoming a vague buzzterm, as it lacks a shared definition. This paper aims to pinpoint the key conceptualizations of "patient engagement" from recent academic literature, in order to deepen understanding of the term.

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rob halkes's curator insight, June 14, 2014 6:41 AM

Read it - and think about what you  "mean" when you talk about "patient angagement" - Informative!

Josefin Y-Dahlqvist's curator insight, September 2, 2014 4:08 PM

The Challenges of Conceptualizing Patient Engagement in Health Care

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Up to 70% of non-adherence is voluntary |

Up to 70% of non-adherence is voluntary | | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Patients who take medications as doctors direct may save as much as $7,800 each year.

An Eyeforpharma report has some great information on adherence.  There are many reasons given by patients for not adhering to their prescribed treatment. The most obvious are that they simply forgot to take their medicine. This generally corresponds to only about 30% to 40% of cases. In other words, up to 70% of non-adherence is voluntary; people decide not to follow their therapy, either discontinuing it altogether (i.e. not being persistent) or not taking it as often as they should (non-compliant). Why?

Different studies supply different answers to that question, but they can generally be grouped into the following categories:

Concerns about the medication ... Impression that the medication is unnecessary ...
Financial worries ...
Forgetfulness ...
Cultural or religious beliefs ...Depression ...
Inability to follow treatment ... 

The relative importance of these seven factors vary greatly across different patients, geographies and pathologies. Any effort by the pharmaceutical industry to support patients must first understand what they need, what the specific drivers are for non-adherence in the case of the treatment in question

 

Consider these faacts:

"US physicians spend on average 16 minuteswith a patient, but only 49 seconds explaining new treatments"

Of those 49 seconds, are spent talking about directions for administration and about side effects, while a clear understanding of side effects before initiating treatment has a positive as opposed to a negative effect on adherence.

Increased adherence to hypertension and cholesterol medicines would reduce healthcare spending by $4 to $5 for every new dollar spent on medicines.

A 10% adherence to asthma medications was associated with a nearly 5% decrease in total annual medical spending.

Patients who take medications as doctors direct may save as much as $7,800 each year.


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rob halkes's curator insight, March 26, 2014 11:03 AM

The issue of adherence behaviour to therapy by patients begins with the conceptualization of what one understands with it: Is it just an order, or object for discussion, perhaps to tailor it to patients abilities.. Or shouldn't one think that if patients do not as they're told, they must take the consuqeunces...

The report suggests that it is not as simple as that. Necessary to know!

As it is about phama's products, I do think that this is a fundamental tasks to help their clients, the prescribing doctors, to help their patients in this!

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Digital Health Funding in 2013

Digital Health Funding in 2013 | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Look at these numbers and expect to see even more major acquisitions in 2014!
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Seen At 11: Is Your Favorite Fitness App Keeping Your Personal Info Secure? - CBS Local

Seen At 11: Is Your Favorite Fitness App Keeping Your Personal Info Secure? - CBS Local | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Seen At 11: Is Your Favorite Fitness App Keeping Your Personal Info Secure?
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NEW YORK(CBS 2) — Health and fitness apps designed to help with everything from diet and exercise to monitoring health conditions have been gaining popularity.
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Is Meaningful Use Worth The Effort? - Healthcare Technology Online (press release)

Is Meaningful Use Worth The Effort?
Healthcare Technology Online (press release)
Attesting for Meaningful Use is a time-consuming and costly endeavor for physicians practices.
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Will An App A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The Coming Health Revolution - Forbes

Will An App A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The Coming Health Revolution - Forbes | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Will An App A Day Keep The Doctor Away? The Coming Health Revolution Forbes Hopefully we will see the emergence of a few killer healthcare apps that get critical mass, meaning they will have more than 60 million users and 20 million monthly active...
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The Insanity of our Health Care System - Patheos

The Insanity of our Health Care System - Patheos | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it
Few things in this world are more laughable than the U.S. health care “system.” Of course, the Fox/Limbaugh crowd would immediately pounce on such a remark and order my lynching after assuming I'm a flaming Marxist.
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Gluten-free diet more popular than ever, but who really needs it? - CBS News

Gluten-free diet more popular than ever, but who really needs it? - CBS News | Clarity Health Journal | Scoop.it

WTSP 10 News - Gluten-free diet more popular than ever, but who really needs it? CBS News - Gluten-free foods are seen more and more these days at restaurants and grocery stores.

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