Five Ways Mobile Health Technologies can Change Healthcare Now

Originally posted on The Digital Health Corner:

There is growing healthy skepticism about the past promises of mobile technologies.  Issues concerning safety after the release of the FDA Guidance of mobile medical apps, privacy and security, and efficacy. Followers of the sector are poised for the rubber finally meeting the road in healthcare. While most mobile health tools used today are reference apps for healthcare providers and patients, there  are ways in which other types of mobile technologies can be immediately useful.

  1. Mobile real-time HCAHPS surveys. Recently, the government instituted a system of tying hospital (and provider) reimbursement for services to patient satisfaction scores delivered via Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems While there is significant debate over the correlation of patient satisfaction to quality of care, this system is here to stay at least for a while. One fundamental flaw in the system (which in my opinion makes it a setup for…

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Empire Avenue Share-A-Thon Winners

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

Writing a blog post is the first step , the next step is attracting people to read it which means getting the word out.

This is the true strength of Empire Avenue , members will actively promote each others blog posts extensively.

So after our Blogathon competition this is what happened next .

Everyone got involved , our special thanks go to the people mentioned below

SUPERSHARERS

All the enthusiasm and support for the Share-a-thon made it very very hard to select the SuperSharers!

Judging was based upon scope of sharing – the more networks, the better – and the impact of shares.

Each winner will receive 5 million eaves, to be awarded next week.

Pieter Collier                           (e)BEREN
Keith Gill                                   

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Let’s Get Back to Real Interactions: Commenting vs. ‘Like’-ing on Facebook

Originally posted on Live to Write - Write to Live:

Of all the social media platforms, Facebook is the one I’m on the most. I can get drawn in by cute cat videos, spectacular b&w photography images, fun with puns, and the variety of posts my friends share.

I admit to being a bit heavy-handed when it comes to clicking the ‘Like’ button. I sign on, start scrolling through posts, when I see something, I like it, I click ‘Like’ to let folks know I was there, and move on.

But now that has changed.

The other day, a friend posted an interesting article that has led to this post.

The article is “I Quit Liking Things on Facebook for Two Weeks. Here’s How It Changed My View of Humanity.” I hope you’ll read through it.

FB_likeThe first item that jumped out at me was that each ‘Like’ becomes part of an algorithm that will throw certain posts in…

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Leave the Funny Out of Email

Originally posted on Cperky's Blog:

Anyone who has sent a humorous email that has confused — or worse, offended — someone knows the danger of trying to be funny in an email. Email does not convey tone. How your message sounds to you when you type it has no relation to how the reader will interpret it. Keep business email straightforward. Pointing out that something’s funny by using an emoticon can appear juvenile.

If you need to share your irresistible sense of humor, save it for phone calls or in-person meetings where tone can be more easily understood.

Adapted from “That Funny Email? No One’s Laughing” by David Silverman.

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Apps are nice but books are better: How to read to your kid in a digital age (book review)

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Originally posted on Gigaom:

Remember that viral video of a 1-year-old trying to read a magazine like an iPad? Both funny and slightly horrifying, it gave us a glimpse of the strange, touchscreen-influenced way our digital-native kids may perceive the world. Recently, as my nine-month-old has become ever more aware of the world around her, I’ve been curious to hand her my iPad and see what she’d do.

Born Reading by Jason BoogInstead, I’m holding out and sticking to board books: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time before age two, and damn it; while I’ve broken every other parenting resolution I made, I want to stick to that one. And I’m extra-inspired to do so thanks in part to a new book, Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age — From Picture Books to Ebooks and Everything in Between, by former GalleyCat editor Jason Boog (Simon & Schuster, $15.99). Boog embraces…

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The Empire Avenue Blogathon Winners 2014 #EAv-Blogathon

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THE WINNER

Hunain

Hunain Naseer

Professional Content Developer, experienced in Copywriting, Content Marketing, Editing, Blogging, Graphic Design and WordPress.

(e)HUNAIN The Ultimate Social Tool – An Empire Avenue Guide for Beginners

I had read about Empire Avenue but hadn’t tried it until a week ago, and now that I have, I wish I had signed up earlier. We all know how important social media is, but it has become considerably difficult to use effectively without spending a lot of time, and in some cases, money. Regardless, whether you’re a blogger, content developer, writer or marketer, you cannot afford to ignore social activity, connections and engagement, which is where Empire Avenue comes in.

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2nd Place

RICKThomas

Rick Thomas

SEO and Social Media Marketing for Ft Myers Small business by Rick Thomas, Social Media/SEO Consultant. Internet Advertising for Ft Myers Florida Small Businesses. Company Facebook Page Creation and Management

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The Empire Avenue Share-A-thon Winners 2014 #EAv-Blogathon

Originally posted on Empire Avenue:

THE WINNER

Paul-Sp-2

Paul Spoerry
(e)PAULSPOERRY

Paul not only entered two blogs — he shared his and EVERY entry widely, frequently, and with enthusiasm.
As the Grand Prize Winner of the Share-a-thon, he’ll receive 20 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 10 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders.

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2nd Prize

RobertRiley

Robert Riley
(e)TRUTHTRANCE

Sharing all the blogs everywhere is a big job, but Robert Riley was up to the task! He went a GIANT step further by compiling ALL the blogs into one easy-to-share slideshow.
He’ll receive 15 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 5 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders.

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3rd Prize

StewartMarshall

Stewart Marshall
(e)STEWARTMAR

Third place winner, Stewart Marshall, shared his blog and his rivals widely. Plus, he created a Pinterest board to get even more exposure for all the blog entries.
He’ll receive 10 million eaves plus a…

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Aging at Home: A Necessary Synergy with Digital Health Technology

Originally posted on The Digital Health Corner:

References to new healthcare delivery models today generally refer to systematic changes which reflect reimbursement strategy shifts. Some even go so far as to refer to them as innovations in healthcare design. I would take issue with labeling these new changes as innovative. These changes in care delivery are organizational. It must be said that patient-centric care differs from patient-centered care. Successful business models will be those designed around point of care patient interactions. A few years ago I described how business models of mobile health might be designed around the technology. It is just as important to have the technology designed around the business model which will reflect the care model, not vice versa as suggested in the first references above.

To be more specific, healthcare will be generally focused in the home. The National Institute on Aging’s website suggests ways in which the elderly can be helped…

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Bats, It’s Monday: To The Bat Pole Poll, Robin!

Originally posted on Cute Overload:

If you’ll recall, last Friday we had a Poll on Creepy Crawlies. And in the comments section, Jodi asked, “Could we please do a poll regarding bats? I’m extremely phobic and when I happen upon a bat pic on C.O. I freak out!” OK, fair enough- to the Bat Poll! (Bottom of post.)

Photos from BuzzFeed.

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