Archive of: Mobile Health

  • Healthcare Can Close the Digital Divide

    by Gary Hamilton

    Smartphone technologies can advance patient engagement to the forefront of healthcare. And when coupled with portal apps, providers can “push” meaningful use critical communications directly to their patients.

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  • Mobile Portals Offer Best Opportunity for Positive Change in Healthcare

    Mobile Portals Offer Best Opportunity for Positive Change in Healthcare

    by Gary Hamilton

    Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are common technologies in nearly every aspect of a consumer’s life except healthcare. The opportunity to capitalize on the existence of some many healthcare devices must not be ignored by healthcare professionals.

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  • Can mHealth technology improve healthcare and increase revenue?

    by Gary Hamilton

    In just the past decade, hand-held mobile technologies have revolutionized doctors’ private and professional lives, as well as the healthcare institutions where they practice medicine.

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  • Momagers: Managing the family’s health information with technology

    by Gary Hamilton

    Every household requires a decision maker who keeps track of the family’s healthcare by managing appointments, gathering information and monitoring conditions. It’s part of the challenging job of a parent—in addition to serving as schedule keeper, household manager, carpool driver and more. Throw in work, a sick child and an aging parent, and the job gets a lot harder.

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  • I Can’t Get No Satisfaction: Is this your patient’s song?

    by Gary Hamilton

    Did you ever think that the Rolling Stones hit song “Satisfaction” could apply to healthcare? As patients become more active healthcare consumers, they are demanding greater satisfaction from providers. If organizations can’t deliver, their patients may be whistling this tune all the way to their new provider’s office.

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