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10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam

10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam | eHealth - Social Business in Health | Scoop.it

By Michelle McNickle

New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more.

Health Apps Set to Explode in 2013

Will 2013 be the year of the mobile app? Pundits seem to think so, and the prediction holds true for healthcare professionals and consumers alike. Although developers have come up with several apps to help clinicians diagnose and manage disease, the use of medical apps among consumers is set to take center stage, especially in light of new patient engagement requirements that are part of the government's Meaningful Use Stage 2 program.

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Imho health apps have already exploded in front of us. I guess it will be difficult for patients with specific conditions to find the right support to their choice. You might want to try for instance loooking for an app support in coping with your snoring condition. What you get as a "lay" patient looks like chaos and I could imagine you would turn right away when confronted. ..

It means that health care is a co-creating ambition: integrated and coordinated support is needed. The formal systems need to go a long road still to create this  condition for patients to find their way easily to reliable, informed and cooperative health care support. But it is needed and there is no other way than to try and build it. Apps might help us to move into that direction quicker!

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Pharmacists may play active role in patient care

Pharmacists may play active role in patient care | eHealth - Social Business in Health | Scoop.it
Pharmacists would like pharma companies to provide them with online access to resources to help them support their patients
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Last week I spent days in Moscow delivering a workshop in edetailing for a pharmaceutical company in Russia.

We became to talk how pharmacists do not always have specific drug intheir assortment. They just are not capable of selecting all items. There are several reasons to that, I came to know. One of them being the fact that a large part of patients need and/or can pay the prescribed drug themselves.

I guessed that if this is the case lots of added value to the patients can be realised through cooperation between physician and pharmacists. In my discussions I suggested that both could benefit and profit from the collaboration with patients. They can thus select a small range of drugs with which bot want to work. Pharma compnay's can help them with adding value to their proper drugs. And of course, the patients would be the champion of this closer cooperation. They do so in many cases in the Netherlands.

I guess that health care payer, insurance companies and state reimbursement institutions might want to experiment with personal medication budgets to patients, giving them the strength to buy and thus influencing an innovation in closer cooperation between physicians and pharamacists.

And, guess what: Today i was catching up with my twitter feeds and came across this blog from World of DTC Marketing ;-)

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