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Date
Author
Comments
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 very close [...]

March 6th, 2011
Christian Seebode

iPaper(50123651, ‘key-17bxc7exqgqt1eynwh5o’, 600, 700, ‘list’, 1, ‘ipaper755559023′);

November 11th, 2010
Christian Seebode

Just a quick wrap-up of what I experienced at Mozilla drumbeat. First of all: this was a non healthcare event. It was about open education, sharing, improvement and freedom of the web. Personally I hooked on a thread about web development skills and how one could enforce various skills, badges(certificates) to have a better web [...]

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 22nd, 2010
Christian Seebode

Medical tourism is special in many aspects. Patients travel first to be treated. Main drivers for this behavior are quality and/or price. This makes medical tourism a real market scenario with real customers.
Patient Choice
The first remarkable thing about medical tourism is choice. Whatever the reason is that patient choice is often not possible in general [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]