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August 12th, 2015
Christian Seebode

Healthcare delivery is in permanent crisis. Worldwide. At least the leading economies of the world are facing a problem that healthcare delivery based on state of the art medicine is not possible in a cost efficient way. At the same time the cost structure is not transparent to the patients or anyone and the main [...]

November 20th, 2013
Christian Seebode

This a very interesting post about some facts of the drivers of changing healthcare. The impact of information and communication is measurable. However the measurements are often related to coarse grained concepts like healthcare costs. Information in the role of a therapeutical intervention or in the role of a framework for a changing society needs [...]

May 5th, 2013
Christian Seebode

A systematic review of social media for healthcare documents some very important influences and aspects of these platforms when used for health interactions. However social media is only one necessary development that contributes to let patients particpate in healthcare delivery. The whole development is quite new and people are adapting and adopting so that real [...]

April 14th, 2013
Christian Seebode

The following study contains some promising results
http://www.jmir.org/2013/3/e65/
Patients with full EHR seem to be encouraged to particpate more in healthcare delivery. The EHR access triggers some behaviour to improve health literacy and active participation to cope with and handle zhe information contained in EHR. This is all in line with the concepts of the Patients Centered [...]

October 11th, 2012
Christian Seebode

Rethinking the process how modern healthcare was founded by social welfare actions somehow opened my mind ybout the fact that participation is a central issue in well being. Healthcare delivery is based on moden technology and science for a number of reasons at least in the western societies. It is proven that this is a [...]

March 31st, 2012
Christian Seebode

I pretty much agree with the general message behind this post
http://journals.lww.com/academicmedicine/Fulltext/2012/04000/Commentary___Lost_in_Translation__How_Electronic.8.aspx
especially i would subscribe
EHRs and other forms of health information technology hold the promise of enabling users to provide more effective, more efficient, more coordinated, and safer care
My concern however is another. Since Healthcare in general runs a bit behind in providing [...]

October 12th, 2011
Christian Seebode

The following article caught my attention
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1108040
Creating appropriate products for low-resource settings requires not only a rethinking of what is considered a health technology, but also cross-disciplinary innovation and in-depth understanding of the particular needs of each country. Location-specific needs assessment will help ensure that more appropriate devices reach people in need [...]

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 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 [...]