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October 10th, 2011
Christian Seebode

Another remarkable result is contributed by this post: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sarikabansal/2011/10/07/mhealth-text-message-txt2stop/2/ To the delight of mobile health proponents around the world, the researchers found that nearly 11% of smokers in the intervention group quit smoking, as compared to 5% of those in the control group. They published their findings in the Lancet this summer. This study is […]

August 16th, 2011
Christian Seebode

I would like to cite a post on http://e-patients.net which mentions the importance of patient communication in healthcare delivery which has been addressed in previous posts (Patients communicate , The economic value of Patient Centered IT, Online Communities vs. Treatments) on Patient Centered IT. Communication for patients is an essential and non-disputable act in healthcare […]

July 26th, 2011
Christian Seebode

Re people open or closed facing health communication. The answer is we don’t know yet.  It appears to be a period of transition to something which is still not known. Patients discover a world of open communication about health related issues but are still tied to existential fears that they learned over a long time. […]

July 20th, 2011
Christian Seebode

The following link depicts the demand for an open mhelth architecture http://rds.epi-ucsf.org/ticr/syllabus/courses/2/2011/03/08/Lecture/readings/Sim_OpenmHealth_.pdf This approach is one of the technical dimensions necessary to support patient centeredness in information infrastructure. A vertical architecture with open interfaces is very important to build a multitude of services on to of it. Mobile devices have the great virtue to be […]

September 30th, 2010
Christian Seebode

This study is a remarkable result where skin patients get better outcomes just from receiving test messages that remind them to comply with their treatment.  It reminds of the fact that a prescribed treatment is not an executed treatment and that there is a level of patient participation which might sound trivial @ first sight […]

August 1st, 2010
Christian Seebode

This post by e-Patient Dave documents some of the aspects of online communities for patient. Having all issues or (only even part of it) at hand still is not enough for mature judgements about the value of online communities. The problem is that a community is diversity. It represents far more diversity than traditional healthcare […]

July 30th, 2010
Christian Seebode

Another study conducted by Kaiser Permanente shows the relevance of patient email. Just a short citation. Patients saw improvements ranging from 2.0 to 6.5 percentage points in cholesterol and glycemic screenings and blood pressure. Study authors say it’s a result of patients becoming more empowered through communication. The study, in the July issue of Health […]

July 17th, 2010
Christian Seebode

This post with the story of Bill Claxton a patient suffering from a rare neuroendocrine cancer called carcinoid is amazing. It shows how a patient claims a patient centered approach and achieves to succeed. Success is owed to developing a surgical plan, and assembling a multidisciplinary medical team all done by himself. This is an […]

July 10th, 2010
Christian Seebode

It may be intuitive for some people for others not. The more you know the healthier you live. A study  investigating the influence of health literacy on the occurrence of hypoglycemic episodes in diabetic 2 patients reveals a significant relationship: http://xnet.kp.org/newscenter/pressreleases/nat/2010/051910diabetes.html The following quote depicts one main aspect of health illiteracy in this study Serious […]

May 28th, 2010
Christian Seebode

The aim of this blog is not to do advertising for particular products but to document also the importance of commercial patient centered product developments. I try to keep the balance. 🙂 But this application seems to hit a general need. And it’s simple such that matches the KISS principle. Check out this Article on […]