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By Neil Versel November 21, 2013
"A conclusion of my work is that mobile apps work. If you have something, make a mobile app and it will work," Dr. Paul Fontelo, director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications at the National Library of Medicine, said Tuesday while presenting a paper at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium in Washington. That may be an oversimplification...
By Neil Versel November 19, 2013
Growing pains and other hiccups in the sharing of data with patients doesn't mean healthcare providers should stop trying to make information more accessible to consumers or that people should stop demanding to be more at the center of their own healthcare, a well-known advocate of participatory medicine told an audience of medical informatics professionals. Keynoting the opening session of the...
By Neil Versel November 8, 2012
The iPad continues to be a hugely popular but imperfect tool for physicians, as suggested by two papers presented Monday at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual symposium in Chicago. In two Fairview Health Services emergency departments in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, physicians actually told IT leadership prior to the December 2010 go-live of an electronic medical record...
By Neil Versel November 7, 2012
Text messaging for disease management once again is proving popular among patients with chronic conditions and their doctors, though the clinical gains are not always easy to determine. In a just-concluded test at Denver Health, about 80 percent of mostly older, low-income people expressed interest in participating in a text-based communication plan beforehand. After the trial, all 135...

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