October 28, 2014 in In the News
“Hospital caregivers typically bring their own mobile devices to work and use them to share clinical and care coordination information other members of their multidisciplinary care team. It’s a practice that screams “HIPAA violation.”
October 13, 2014 in In the News
The potential benefits brought by an interconnected world via the Internet is amazing, especially when it comes to the mundane and sometimes laborious such as getting in touch with your doctor via the phone. Physicians are often notoriously busy people, and it’s common to wait on hold during a phone call for 15 minutes or more, until the doctor has two minutes to chat. Luckily, more providers are adopting technological communications into their practices: starting with secure email portals for their patients. Although some people worry that this technology is phasing out physicians, a new study published in October in the journal Health Affairs shows the inclusion of secured email communication has actually made patient-doctor talks more efficient.
September 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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September 17, 2014 in In the News
Physicians are often stuck with the timeless struggle of getting patients interested in their day-to-day well-being, and mobile healthcare technology—also known as mHealth—is making the battle easier by pushing people to take better care of themselves and be more alert about their health. While some studies have (at times) shown complex devices like smartphone apps, biometric clothing and fitness trackers can improve outpatient decisions, even something simple like reminding people via text message about their dietary choices can improve overall health awareness and comprehension, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
September 10, 2014 in In the News
Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials: Average cost to develop one new drug in 2012 was $1.3 BILLION. Neurology Clinical Trials: Average Phase I Neurology trial costs about $9,000 per patient per month. Oncology Clinical Trials: Adult Clinical Trial participation rate is 3%. Government Sponsored Clinical Trials: On average 4,012 hours (range of 1,512 to 13,319 hours) were required for a government sponsored trial.