The relevance of the doctor-patient relationship to better decision making and treatment compliance An important part of better decision making and compliance is better communications between the doctor and patient. Over 13,000 articles on Pubmed report research on the importance of a quality patient doctor relationship. A quality patient-relationship is critical for ensuring that the patient understands and… [Continue Reading]
As a software professional, I tend to be skeptical about silver bullets, smoke and mirrors that many healthcare software companies try to tout. But – sometimes software can actually deliver the goods. We had my sister-in-law and husband over for dinner last night. Jon is a retired CEO of a large insurance agency and… [Continue Reading]
While some countries like Israel have a high fertility rate (2.67 children born per woman) and a young, rapidly growing population; the fertility rate in Germany is 1.39 and falling Staying competitive in a global economy is a critical issue for any country but supporting healthcare for an aging population with a shrinking GDP is… [Continue Reading]
The patient is just getting in the way anyhow. Right? Is the US obsession with EHR technologies a flagpost for improved patient relationship management for doctors and better medicine for patients or is it a convenient distraction from more fundamental American healthcare issues ( like obesity ). Why should doctors trade-up to the latest EHR in the cloud application? EHR… [Continue Reading]
My friend Dr. Joel Isaacson and his family live in Rehovot in a lovely wood house. The first thing you notice when walk into the Isaacson kitchen is a an old IBM Thinkpad computer hanging from the wall at the entrance. I asked Joel what was the deal and he said that the obsolete laptop now… [Continue Reading]
A few years ago, we were all disdainful about plastic surgery and considered it the exclusive domain of celebrities and aging millionaires and fashionistas. However – with the advancements in science and technology of aesthetic medicine and social media flashing beauty in our faces, plastic surgery is no longer a term that can be called bad. In fact,… [Continue Reading]
The best doctor-patient relationships
- Are Behavior Disorders Becoming More Prominent among Children Now?
- Lighting up the black hole of customer service
- Patient-physician messaging: good for business and bad for healthcare?
- Is our healthcare system autistic?
- Are your patients information junkies? Not getting enough and wanting more?
- Making value-based decisions in healthcare
- Why doctor-patient relationships are like sales
- Managing multi-trauma patients in times of war and natural disaster
- How sweet it is: smartphone app and glucometer mashup
- 6 ways to make the most of social networks for doctors and patients.
In this second part of a series devoted to demystifying patient privacy, Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for doctors and patients, talks about the damage caused by patient privacy breaches and explains why patient data security is like high school physics. In our previous post on patient privacy, we noted that… [Continue Reading]
In this first part of a series devoted to demystifying patient privacy, Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for doctors and patients, challenges our assumptions about the actual damage of patient data loss. Patient data loss is a lot like planes disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle – no one really knows where… [Continue Reading]
Danny Lieberman, founder of Pathcare, the private social network for doctor-patient relationships, talks about caring for people over the age of 50+ and helping overcome age discrimination by proactively planning your own life. In my previous post 10 steps for beating age discrimination after 50, I presented 10 ways to overcome age discrimination after the… [Continue Reading]
There is a great deal of talk about how big data is going to revolutionize healthcare. I have talked at length in my post “Why big data for healthcare is rubbish” about why I think we need to take big data for healthcare with a big grain of salt. There is also a great deal of… [Continue Reading]
Why nihilistic philosophies of patient-privacy advocates are bad news for patient-privacy. If the electronic health records industry has a nemesis, it’s Deborah Peel, the founder of Patient Privacy Rights. At a time when doctors and hospitals are digitizing their paper medical records as mandated by the government, Peel, a psychiatrist, has been the most vocal… [Continue Reading]
Welcome colleague, Thank you for reading this article, the third in a 3 part series on practical security for physicians. In Part 1 Practical Security for Physicians: Part 1 – Are you drinking security coolade? we try to dispel some myths regarding security. In Part 2 Practical Security for Physicians: Part 2 – Run security like you practice… [Continue Reading]
Making patient privacy happen
- The 8 step process for getting ROI on healthcare apps from a physicians’ perspective
- 5 things that make hit healthcare apps
- Will technology replace physicians?
- Fly first class and pay economy for HIPAA compliance
- 10 steps for beating age discrimination after 50
- Buzz word compliance is not enough: 2 must haves for really meaningful use.
- Turbocharging the doctor-patient relationship with optimism.
- Why doctor-patient relationships are like being married.
- What we can learn from Israeli nurses in dealing with job stress and burnout
- 3 outstanding private social networks for doctors and patients