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 delivery. [...]

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. The [...]

July 20th, 2011
Christian Seebode

The following link depicts the demand for an open mhelth architecture
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 very close [...]

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 [...]

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 outstanding [...]

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:
The following quote depicts one main aspect of health illiteracy in this study
Serious hypoglycemic events occur [...]

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 Healthcare [...]

May 13th, 2010
Christian Seebode

In her post on e-patients.net Susannah Fox gives a couple of data about the relationship of patients and their willingness to use the internet to communicate.
Her central point
However, the internet does not replace doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.  93% of people living with chronic disease turn to a health professional [...]