Archive for pHealth Articles

Why Scanadu is crushing it on Indiegogo

Scanadu’s Scout dubbed the world’s first medical Tricorder is absolutely crushing it on Indiegogo setting the record on the crowdsourcing site for the fastest funding velocity in history. So far they have raised 1.3M with 10 days still left to go absolutely destroying their modest goal of $100,000. So what the heck is it? The […]

Thumb Drive Management of Diabetes with the Bayer Contour USB

Bayer has an innovative personal diabetes management product out on the market dubbed the “Contour USB”. The device is a compact blood glucose test meter that comes in a form factor that is similar to a USB thumb drive and allows the user to plug the device directly into either a PC or MAC and […]

Fight Asthma with your iPhone

AsthmaMD is a new app available for the iPhone that will help patients keep track of their number and severity of Asthma attacks, medication use etc.This information can then be shared with their Doctor to provide better overall care and also to help predict and possibly prevent attacks. There is an opt in option that […]

The PHR: if patients adopt it, will doctors trust it?

One of the most intuitive pieces I’ve read thus far on the evolution of the PHR appeared this week in the New York Times Health Blog. While the benefits of a PHR to the patient seem on the surface to be quite obvious and most of the discussion thus far of services such as Microsoft’s […]

Google vs. Microsoft Healthcare showdown

There is a very good post over on Vince Kuraitis’ eCare Management Blog that is worth a read for those following the development of the PHR market or simply interested in keeping track of whose winning in the Google vs. Microsoft showdown. Vince does a great job comparing and contrasting Google Health (GH) and Microsoft […]

Personal Health Record Definitions

The Personal Health Record is an evolving concept and is certainly not easy to define. Most attempts so far that I have come across either lean toward the jargon laced and/or breezy marketecture or come in at the other end of the spectrum with a highbrow philosophical structure based on Plato’s theory of forms or […]

MiCARD portable PHR

I saw an interesting post over on The Healthcare IT Guy Blog regarding a portable EHR called MiCARD. Basiccly it appears to be a modifed USB drive that looks like a credit card and can display your medical information on a smal LCD screen when activated. Clicking through to the manufacturer’s site I found the […]

e-Patients white paper a very informative read

A white paper entitled: “e-Patients: How they can help us heal healthcare” authored by Dr. Tom Ferguson with the e-patients scholars working group is now available on-line in both a wiki and PDF format. The basis of the paper is that e-Patients are beginning to drive a healthcare revolution tantamount to the changes the manufacturing […]