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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
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

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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

April 10th, 2010
Christian Seebode

This is a difficult issue. Facing economy in healthcare references some unsolved problems. If not unsolved then maybe only untreated or covered by daily practices which were not precisely developed with an economic perspective. Doing healthcare aims to literally take care of the health of the patient. Humanity may claim that the life and health [...]

March 21st, 2010
Christian Seebode

WoHIT 2010 was taking place this week in Barcelona. Seems that Patient Centered Technology received considerable attention. Will come back on this.

I’d like to recite a post by Healt Tech Wire on a panel discussion about the changing relationship between patient and physician
http://www.healthtechwire.com/The-Industry-s-News-unb.146+M5302a6735b6.0.html
Technology must assume responsibility here.
I deliberately take out astatement of Antoine Geissbuehler, MD, [...]

February 8th, 2010
Christian Seebode

With Patient Centered IT we try to document applications to put patients in control. This norwegian system for diabetes control shows this in an impressive way.
http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/33376
“It would not been possible to develop this tool without involving people with diabetes over a period as long as two years,”
This is the central issue. Whether we deal with [...]