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Health entrepreneurs can use these observations to solve problems in patient engagement / consumer health.
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Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge Table of Contents

Entrepreneurial ideas on the Web.

Kel Mohror's insight:

Health entrepreneurs can use these observations to solve problems in patient engagement & consumer health. This chimera can be tamed only by making mHealth and telehealth celphone capabilities low-cost, easy to use, reliable and secure.

 

There are niches in the continuum of care for entrepreneurs in every role, from health coaching to systems rental. However, only by <adding value> through actual as well as perceived "good outcomes" will health entrepreneurs create their successes.

 

--Psychographic research can help drive behavior change

--Engaging Patients as Partners in Reducing Diagnostic Error

--New Technology Allows Doctors to Remotely Monitor Patient Heart Conditions Via Wireless Messaging

--Virtual assistant aids patient engagement
--MediBid opened an online global marketplace for healthcare

--... A Physician Checklist to Reduce Readmissions

--Sound Roadmap to Health Information blog - MultiCare

--9 new ways to thrive after 40

--Immunotherapy Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients

--GetWell;)Network & TransformativeHealth

--International Website Will Rate Mobile Health Applications

--iPhone app alerts you when sickness is nearby

--online guide to 'self-health' trackers and apps

--finding prices for medical procedures

--Patient Experience: Exceeding the Patient’s Expectations

--New health apps educate patients

--Is exercise the best medicine?

--How Consumers Currently Use mHealth

--WebMD My Mobile Health App Assistant

--Moves app for tracking your daily activity

--Applying mobile health strategies ... patient engagement

--Migraine management app embedded In the midst of a mobile healthcare revolution

--5 steps hospitals can take to promote patient engagement

--COPD App could reduce hospital re-admissions

--PatientsLikeMe Open Research Exchange

--Banking your voice

--Aetna Acquires healh data app for ACO

--the YouToons explain the Affordable Care Act

--Electronic health record infographic from HealthIT.gov

--Vitals.com gearing up for new insurees

--Medicine [and health information] in Social Media

--Mixed Messages

--Infographic: Cost of [ lack of ] Health Literacy

--Thoughts On Patient Engagement...

--A Consumer’s view of Patient Engagement

--Virtual Visit >analysis due now<

--More Interest in Medical Body Area Networks

--Perspectives on Patient Online Searching

--More Employers Use Healthcare Engagement Tech

--Shared Decision Making, Basic Health Literacy

--Patient Portals Resource Center

--Apps and online tools used by caregivers

--Your [personal health] data

--Netwellness website

--Kaiser Permanente health wellness page

--How about doctor engagement?

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Engaging Patients as Partners in Reducing Diagnostic Error

http://www.engagingpatients.org/

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"Experts estimate that up to one in every 10 diagnoses is wrong, delayed, or missed completely, and that, collectively, diagnostic errors may account for 40,000 to 80,000 deaths per year in the US."

 

"There are many ways that stronger patient engagement can help reduce errors in the diagnostic process.

--ask questions until they fully understand both their condition and the plan of care

 

--never assume that “no news is good news”

 

--know which[preventive health screenings and / or] tests are most appropriate for [you and family members] and

 

--good practice for patients to also keep records of their own.

 

[Your records can be on paper organized for easy retrieval or could be a personal health record (PHR) "in the cloud" with a firm such as

 

--iTriage app My iTriage (http://about.itriagehealth.com/for-consumer/what-is-itriage/

 

--Microsoft HealthVault (https://www.healthvault.com/us/en) or

 

--a hospital patient portal.]

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Virtual assistant aids patient engagement, accountable care | EHRintelligence.com

Virtual assistant aids patient engagement, accountable care | EHRintelligence.com | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Are we ready for AI in the ER? A new virtual assistant called Alme is taking the chat-bot to new heights, helping patients manage chronic diseases with a combination of natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Next IT’s method for helping patients stay engaged in their care and manage their chronic diseases is probably familiar to anyone with an iPhone these days.
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"Unfortunately, traditional healthcare too often hands us a hassle instead of a concierge” -- Next IT founder and CEO Fred Brown.

 

--Alme is HIPAA-compliant; no mention made of FDA medical device compliance.

 

"If the app notices a serious decline in health, or if a patient has more complex questions, it includes an option to speak to a live expert when necessary.  "

 

"[Alme] is currently targeted to providers, health plans, and ACOs,"

 

"Next IT plans to bring the app to consumers soon.  Next IT envisions that Alme will help providers run ragged by the need to see more patients in less time while providing better care."

 

[ The Alme site is= http://www.nextit.com/alme/ ]

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... A Physician Checklist to Reduce Readmissions - CHCF.org

... A Physician Checklist to Reduce Readmissions - CHCF.org | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
To avoid hospital readmissions, primary care physicians seek to accomplish a great deal at the follow-up ambulatory visit. This issue brief offers a checklist to help guide the encounter.
Kel Mohror's insight:

[If this is *recommeded* for physicians to use [,October 2010],

 

--patients

--family members,

--caregivers and

--patient advocates

 

could *also use* this checklist (nine-page PDF, includes commentary) for improving the care outcome. Informed action always trumps "guess-work."]

 

"To help newly discharged patients avoid hospital readmission, primary care physicians seek to accomplish a great deal at the follow-up ambulatory visit."

 

"This issue brief offers a checklist to help make this important encounter most effective."

 

"It is divided into three sections: prior to the visit, during the visit, and at the conclusion of the visit."

 

"A centerpiece of the visit is a medication reconciliation that takes the prehospital regimen into account."

 

"The issue brief also presents suggestions for setting up the practice for efficient communication and collaboration...."

 

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9 new ways to thrive after 40

9 new ways to thrive after 40 | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
This ain't your momma's middle age. Here's how to keep on thriving.
Kel Mohror's insight:

"9 new ways to thrive after 40" is a slide gallery by "Prevention" magazine. This msn Health Living links to image captions (and "more" to show additional information) such as

 

--A strong heart
--Good vision
--Close friends and
--Deft balance (mentions tai chi).

 

These nine topics can provide key words and phrases for getting "how to" guidance through searches.

 

You will find credible consumer health information at many web sites maintained by clinics (such as the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic) and health systems (insurance company- as well as hospitala-based).

 

With the knowledge you need in-hand, you can tailor a self-care plan to fit your goals.

 

Being forewarned is being forewarned to take disease-prevention actions.

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Solutions | GetWellNetwork

Solutions | GetWellNetwork | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
A Patient-centered approach that improves outcomes for patients and the hospital
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The healthcare abyss is wide and deep and now includes an expectation of gaining and practicing self-care skills. A lot of "food for thought" and action in this site, which has pages on

 

--solutions (e.g. "A Personalized Patient Experience")

--outcomes (e.g. "Patient Satisfaction" factors, Case Studies)

--insights (e.g. "Transformative Health," "Soul of Innovation")

--tools (e.g. "View Actionable Data," "Extensive Education Library,"Monitor Patient Progress)

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iPhone app alerts you when sickness is nearby | ZDNet

iPhone app alerts you when sickness is nearby | ZDNet | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Sickweather is a new iOS app that proactively warns you when you're entering an area where a lot of sickness has been reported.
Kel Mohror's insight:

As "Obamacare" hurls us into "self-care," "Sickweather might be a tool that forewarns us of illnesses so we can fore-arm with steps that thwart those illnesses. Being fore-armed enables us to stock up on healthy foods, revisit reliable remedies and "work aroung" those illness "hot spots," if possible. Author Jason D. O'Grady describes the app.

 

--a push notification is sent to your iPhone when you enter a sick zone: areas near reports of illness gathered from social media

 

--leverage big data from social media

 

--iOS 7 displays reports of up to 23 different symptoms and illnesses on a map

 

--you can be on the lookout for four groups of illnesses related to Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Environmental, and Childhood illnesses.

 

[ The app does not provide links to credible consumer health information about the types of illnesses (Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Environmental, and Childhood) it can watch, but I expect that will be available in the 2.0 version.


Expanding the app functionality to include links to Health literacy content would further enhance usability as a self-care tool while the ACA's health insurance problems are solved.

 

Ideally patient portals would incorporate Sickweather outputs to improve attesting patient engagement and reduce unnecessary ED encounters.

 

mHealth and telehealth should be important items in every physician's and nurse practitioner's "black case."

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New tools make it easier to find prices for medical procedures

Ever tried to get a firm price tag before going to the doctor or the hospital? Good luck. Historically, the search for healthcare prices has been an exercise in futility. But that's starting to...
Kel Mohror's insight:

As consumers / patients, we have to become as informed about the costs of medical procedures and therapies as if buying a house or a car or renting an apartment.

 

This article has many embedded links for starting our healthcare spending education.

 

--using a healthcare cost calculator is a "starting point to negotiate with your doctor." [Great; so now we have to dicker with care providers.]

 

--"According to Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for the insurance industry trade association America's Health Insurance Plans, most health plans make available to policyholders the average cost for procedures within a geographic area or ZIP Code; some even show cost by specific healthcare providers."


--"sticking with the old-fashioned method of calling both her healthcare provider and insurer"


--"Suzanne Delbanco, executive director of the group Catalyst for Payment Reform, a nonprofit organization, issued a report on medical pricing that graded states' efforts to provide useful pricing information. In all, 36 states got a grade of D or F, including California, which got a D."


[As a result, getting accurate prices- or even accurate estimates- may be difficult.]

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Orca Health’s new apps help MDs educate patients | mobihealthnews

Orca Health’s new apps help MDs educate patients | mobihealthnews | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Kel Mohror's insight:

--When patients are in education sessions with providers who are using mobile device apps, that is a much-needed *de facto* recommendation. Patients are much more likely to ask about- and use- other apps for tracking activity or self-care because of confidence in what the provider does.

 

--Providers now need succinct information on which of the thousands of health apps are beneficial in various marketplaces.

 

--Patients should ask providers for these types of educational aids; if the provider does not have them, the patient should ask "Why not? They will help me do better self-care."

 

--At least 70 percent of the 200,000 registered Orca Health users described themselves as professionals, according to founder and CEO Matt  Berry. “They were using [the apps] in-clinic to educate patients” on conditions and procedures, he said.


--Patients then into a secure portal, either via the Web or an Apple iOS device, to retrieve the information.


--Orca Health said that beta testers of the professional app suite have increased patient retention by 15 percent, possibly because patients who understand their diagnoses and recommended treatments are less likely to seek second opinions.


--No interoperability with EHRs.

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Deloitte: How Consumers Currently Use mHealth (Infographic)

Deloitte: How Consumers Currently Use mHealth (Infographic) | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Infographic illustrates findings from the Deloitte Survey of U.S. Health Care Consumers and what consumers' usage of mHealth technologies looks like today.
Kel Mohror's insight:

Infograph is categorized by

 

--status update provides percentages, e.g. 8% have received text alerts or reminders

 

--a core group of skeptics, e.g. 31% say happs (health apps) are suited only for fitness and wellness

 

--even so, mHealth demand is already here; e.g. 36% have no qualms about using a mobile device to pay a medical bill

 

"Wide-spread adoption is hindered by these key concerns

 

--Privacy and security
--Skepticism about app accuracy
--Gaps between consumers’ wants and the industry’s ability to meet those wants."

 

[Patients need reassurance from providers that apps are useful in the patient's self-care efforts; the lack of providers making the time for due diligence so they can confidently recommend a given app to a patient is reflected in the above-mentioned concerns. Until providers have confidence in the efficacy of apps, patients will "remain on the sidelines."]

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Moves is a simple iPhone fitness app that tracks and maps out your daily activity

Moves is a simple iPhone fitness app that tracks and maps out your daily activity | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Moves is a new iPhone app that promises to track your daily fitness activity without any need for a Nike FuelBand, Fitbit, or other physical tracking device. It does this by essentially acting as a...
Kel Mohror's insight:

--the free app will count steps (which includes stairs) and cycling time.

 

--[National Institutes of Health recommends a healthy exercise goal of 10,000 steps a day as part of a disease prevention plan]

 

--[a typical  Moves user uploads ≈700KB and downloads ≈300KB of data per day]

 

--the phone must be on for the app to function; nightly charging is recommended for best accuracy

 

--Moves is now available for iPhone and will be available soon for Android and Windows Phone.

 

--[Moves site is at https://moves-app.com/]

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Applying mobile health strategies to drive greater patient engagement and provider accountability. | mHealthNews

Applying mobile health strategies to drive greater patient engagement and provider accountability. | mHealthNews | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
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5 steps hospitals can take to promote patient engagement

5 steps hospitals can take to promote patient engagement | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
The American Hospital Association released a new guide Monday that outlines five evidence-based strategies to help hospital leaders promote patient and family engagement in their organizations.
Kel Mohror's insight:

--patients, family members and caregivers can use these steps in evaluating a hospital (or a clinic) prior to a visit or admission or after a visit or discharge.

 

--"A Leadership Resource for Patient and Family Engagement Strategies" suggests hospital leaders follow the five strategies", including

 

3. Prioritize and plan."

"A link to the AHA report is embedded, as is a link to AHRQ's Guide to Patient and Family Engagement, a  guide that provides four evidence-based strategies that will help hospitals eliminate communication gaps among patients."

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Healthcare consumers: How psychographic research can help drive behavior change

Healthcare consumers: How psychographic research can help drive behavior change | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Psychographic research can help doctors understand patient motivations and influences as well as why a person makes a choice or behaves in a certain way.
Kel Mohror's insight:

An inability to drive meaningful behavior change is a major issue.

 

Medicine can look to leading consumer products companies, connecting with patients’ emotions, to communicate more effectively and drive desired behaviors.

 

Mantra, coined by CEO A.G. Lafley, was “the Consumer is Boss.” We conducted extensive market research and let consumer insights drive our strategies and advertising. This enables P&G to sell premium products in highly competitive categories. In the healthcare division, we used these same methods to develop more effective patient engagement programs.

 

Today, and we see a brave new world of healthcare developing where accountability is paramount, the patient as consumer rules, and individuals – not employers – are responsible choosing their own insurance plan. Reimbursement to health care providers, for services provided to certain patient populations, is tied to medical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

 

Now, meeting their goals depend upon patient perceptions and behavior. An inability to drive meaningful behavior change is a major issue.

 

These perceptions are illustrated by


--research at Johns Hopkins’ schools of Public Health and Medicine, 53 percent of physicians are overweight or obese


--a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a quarter of Licensed Practical Nurses smoke.

 

If the most informed and educated people regarding health struggle to maintain healthy habits, how is the average patient expected to do any better?

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New Technology Allows Doctors to Remotely Monitor Patient Heart Conditions Via Wireless Messaging

New Technology Allows Doctors to Remotely Monitor Patient Heart Conditions Via Wireless Messaging | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
A new experimental technology option for heart disease is currently being tested that allows doctors to remotely monitor patient heart conditions via wireless messaging.
Kel Mohror's insight:

"A new experimental technology option for heart disease is currently being tested that allows doctors to remotely monitor patient heart conditions via wireless messaging."

 

[ One more *strong reason* why individuals, patients, caregivers and others should tell healthcare professionals and providers to offer telemedicine / telehealth services to improve access to healthcare.]

 

"St. Jude developed the monitor with the  University of Kansas hospital, which is designed to investigate a new way to help treat heart failure by helping doctors adjust a patient’s medications before symptoms develop or require hospitalization."

 

"75 sites in the United States chosen to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the device."

 

[ Embedded video ]

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About | MediBidMediBid

About | MediBidMediBid | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
MediBid.com gives Healthcare Savings Account and self-pay patients access to doctors who will provide them with quality medical care and cash pricing.
Kel Mohror's insight:

Satisfying healthcare needs while federal mandates flounder and fall short, MediBid (and capabilities like it) will reform healthcare.

 

"About" has links for

 

--How It Works

---How It Works for Patients

 

  Ask for what you need. If you aren’t sure or don’t have a diagnosis yet, ask for a consultation with a specialist. Requests can be for anything from an annual checkup with a new family physician or an MRI to bring to your current ear nose and throat doctor, to something more complex like a total knee replacement surgery or Lasik eye surgery. Whatever your medical need is, you can make a request for it on MediBid

 

--How It Works for Doctors

 

MediBid is a custom price quote given directly to the cash paying patient. Just as a contractor might give a bid for a job, medical specialists are given the opportunity to give a ‘job bid’ for a cash paying patient. This Bid is much more than a price quote because it lists what you will and won’t include in that price based on the unique needs of the cash paying patient.


--For a Medical Facility
--For an Employer or TPA

 

--Core Principles are Access, Transparency, Quality, Choice, and Privacy.

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Sound Roadmap to Health Information blog - MultiCare Resources

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MultiCare

-- has two Health Libraries
KidsHealth Library [childhood diseases acute to chronic] and
MultiCare Health Library [over 6,000 topics]

 

-- offers the free iTriage app for iPhone and Android

 

-- has five online Health Resources [each subtopic is a link] and has programs that promote healthy lifestyles, such as

    --Nutrition Services for Health, Wellness & Exercise and
    -- Healthy @ Work [effective, community-based programs for your workplace.]

 

Additional health information resources are in the "Self-care and Consumer Health Information" Google+ community (open to the public).

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Immunotherapy Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients: One Man’s Alternative Cancer Treatment

Simpsonville SC (PRWEB) December 23 2013 It started as a mole on his leg and spread quickly despite aggressive chemotherapy and surgery.
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"Ray was immediately, intensely engaged when he was told his melanoma was "incurable. Amputation, he was told, of his leg was the only option available to buy just a little more time."

 

"After receiving that diagnosis this fall, Merrill was determined not to spend whatever time he had left undergoing toxic chemotherapy regimens, or being bedridden after major surgery. Through his own extensive research and outreach, he learned of the Perseus PCI cancer vaccine."

 

"An alternative cancer treatment he found at Perseus PCI earlier this fall was literally the answer to his prayers, keeping his limb intact while bringing him immediate relief from pain, and in December, an extensive imaging test showed came back clear, showing no evidence of disease."

 

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New International Website Will Rate Mobile Health Applications - iHealthBeat

New International Website Will Rate Mobile Health Applications - iHealthBeat | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Several health industry groups have partnered to launch an international website to test and rate mobile health applications in an attempt to boost the use of such apps.
Kel Mohror's insight:

--IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics examined about 16,275 mobile apps that they determined had "genuine" health content for consumers

 

--Researchers found that more than 90% of the health apps scored less than 40 out of a possible 100 in a screening for functionality

 

--The website is named My Health App

 

--At launch, the website included 307 apps at  http://www.myhealthapps.net/

 

--also reported by "Digital intelligence blog" as "International

health app site launches - MyHealthApps aims to help bring the technology into mainstream healthcare" at 

http://tinyurl.com/mq3chdn

 

--47 languages and 146 health specialties

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An online guide to 'self-health' trackers and apps

An online guide to 'self-health' trackers and apps | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Partners HealthCare's Center for Connected Health in Boston has announced the launch of Wellocracy, aiming to guide consumers in their use of health apps. Wellocracy is described as a...
Kel Mohror's insight:

["Self-health" and self-care are "two peas" in the wellness "pod." ]

 

Author Greg comments

 

--"the addictive properties of these devices can be harnessed to make health addictive in the future."

 

--"is a 'clinically-based source of impartial, easy-to-understand 

information on new personal 'self-health' technologies'"

 

--"the goal of Wellocracy is to 'empower consumers to self-manage their health, create and maintain individual wellness goals and achieve a greater quality of life.'"

 

--"almost half of Americans (48 percent) report that it is hard to stay motivated to live a healthy life"

 

--"survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Wellocracy, among a nationally representative sample of 2,014 U.S. adults"

 

--"consumers are interested in more data about themselves as a way to improve their health"

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Patient Experience: Exceeding the Patient’s Expectations

Patient Experience: Exceeding the Patient’s Expectations | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
When it comes to patient experience, the difference between meeting the basic level of service and delivering excellent service can be vast.
Kel Mohror's insight:

You are paying for outstanding health care; *demand* these qualities of your provider(s)

 

--when it comes to patient experience, the difference between meeting the basic level of service; del ivering great, or even excellent service can be vast.

 

--the ability to satisfy patients’ concerns can determine whether a patient has a positive or negative experience at a hospital.

 

--common patient complaints include
  --wait time
  --responsiveness of a timely manner of staff and
 --poor communication.

 

--a few of the tactics for combatting some of the service symptoms patients experience include
  --process redesign
  --rigorous employee selection processes and
  --intensive training programs.

 

--identifies four strategic objectives as top priorities

identifies three high-profile enhancements sought by patients-

  --Personal Care
  --Anticipation of Needs
  --Family Engagement

 

[I would add Spiritual Encouragement and Support.]

 

--benefits of a culture of service

  --organizations would inherently improve the quality of care delivered

  --mitigated risk areas
  --retention of talented individuals and
  --improved processes and procedures to increase operational efficiencies [e.g. fewer re-admissions, better patient engagement, superior care outcomes].

 

--has a link to a SEERhealth free guide: "Seven Steps to Create a Culture of Service." (Register to download the six-page PDF.)

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Is exercise the best medicine? Studies show big benefit

Is exercise the best medicine? Studies show big benefit | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
Physical activity may be as effective as medications for preventing early death in some people who've had heart attacks or strokes, a new study suggests.
Kel Mohror's insight:

--"Doctors should give their patients advice about the lifesaving benefits of exercise, and when possible they should refer patients to rehabilitation programs with exercise programs."

 

--Exercise has been shown to lower the risk of

    --early death, help control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, some types of cancer and a host of other conditions

 

    --cognitive decline and hip fractures.

 

--"Exercise should be considered as a viable alternative to, or in combination with medications," commented Huseyin Naci, a fellow at Harvard Medical School and a graduate student at the London School of Economics.

 

--"The most powerful thing you can do for your health is become active," observed Timothy Church, a physician and director of preventive medicine research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

 

--[exercise does a body good, strengthening  the heart, the liver, the brain, the blood vessels, the muscles and joints.

 

--lists a number of recommended activities, including brisk walking and using resistance bands in exercises

 

[The U.S. Surgeon General and The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports recommend walking 10,000 steps per day. 10,000 steps at an average person's stride length of approximately 2.5 feet long means it takes just over 2,000 steps to walk one mile; 10,000 steps is close to 5 miles.

 

Put an activity tracker app on your 'phone or buy one to clip on your hip and get started preventing chronic diseases.]

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Mobile Health Apps Support Behavior Change On-the-Go

Mobile Health Apps Support Behavior Change On-the-Go | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
If you think about it from a user-engagement perspective, mobile health (mHealth) makes total sense. Now, as we launch our new Mobile My Health Assistant app, this is a good time to analyze what mobile health applications should do.
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--able to record wellness activities while “in the moment,”

 

--lists capabilities to get in a smart app

 

--WebMD Mobile My Health Assistant app

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Getting More Health Out of Health IT - iHealthBeat

Getting More Health Out of Health IT - iHealthBeat | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
As more patients take on self-care and caregiving, they're looking to engage with providers -- whom people continue to trust above all other health ecosystem stakeholders.
Kel Mohror's insight:

--Mayo Clinic researchers concluded, "There was a significant relationship between the number of steps taken in the early recovery period, length of stay and dismissal disposition."

 

--Patients are "crowdsourcing" cures by sharing stories, health expertise and raw data

 

--"Call to action for providers" is the key; they must leverage "consumers have more positive impressions of doctors who use EHRs" and recommend using good mobile health apps to their patients and caregivers.

 

--Physicians, nurses, front-desk personnel and other health profesionals need to initiate the engagement by asking if the patient / provider currently is using any health apps (including activity tracking).

 

--These "Patient-facing" contacts are the surest paths to improving EHR ROI through greater patient awareness and use of health apps and patients portals.

 

--Encouragement to use new technology from a nurse or doctor re-assures the patient and / or caregiver that s / he is not only doing the "right" thing to improve her / his health and wellness, s / he is doing the "smart" thing. This builds confidence in one's self-care efforts.

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Migraine management app embedded In the midst of a mobile healthcare revolution, hospitals pursue; Axial Exchange

Migraine management app embedded In the midst of a mobile healthcare revolution, hospitals pursue; Axial Exchange | Patient Engagement & Consumer Health Concierge | Scoop.it
@ Axial Exchange
Kel Mohror's insight:

--scroll to the "From Conversion to Engagement" header

 

--"Apps can be powerful tools that drive patient engagement in wellness. Apps give patients the ability to take control of the management of their condition."

 

--"Consider migraines, a condition that is behind 112 million bedridden days every year. *Knowing* [my emphasis] what triggers migraines, as well as when, where, and how often they occur, is a key to proper treatment and management."

 

--"Keeping track of that information can be difficult, especially for those suffering from the condition. A phone allows [enables] a very simple way to track otherwise unwieldy information." [The onset of an epileptic seizure might similarly be tracked.]

 

--[Six screen shots show] "how Axial's app handles migraine management."

 

--"Since people have easy access to their phones throughout the day, a well-designed app can be a convenient way for a patient to capture clinically-relevant information about their condition."

 

[The Axial Exchange web site is at- http://axialexchange.com/]

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Developer says COPD app could cut admissions by 40 percent | mobihealthnews

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Kel Mohror's insight:

--claim to reduce hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by 38 to 40 percent

 

--Futura mHealth and HGE Healthcare Solutions

 

--SmartScope is an HTML5 app--

 

--two iterations of the app

 

  --first collects data and sends it to physicians, is registered as a Class I device by the FDA

 

  --second includes data analysis, requires Class II clearance,

 

--next step is to adapt the app for congestive heart failure (CHF) and, later, diabetes.

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