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Patient centric healthcare technology, anyone?

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As a physician I have my armamentarium of healthcare tech to help ease out the burden of practice, but have none to unburden my patient’s charade. This often bear much on my decision to order (or not) a diagnostic procedure, a referral, a prescription or even follow up. Patient’s rarely comply because, as a matter fact it takes more than just the patient to go though this burden. Not even us physicians. We can cry foul, or technology sucks. But patients, they rarely have..

So patient centric healthcare technology anyone?

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Disruptions in Health: Healthcare information technology in a limited resource community

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Some of these HITs (EMR, CPOE)  have been shown to reduce medical errors by up to 80%, prescription errors by up to 55%. While HIT has the potential to reduce utilization of healthcare, investing in HIT is not cheap so far. The main challenges are investing cost and resources.

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January 4, 2014 #HealthXPh Hangout on Air Launching- Your most relevant emerging technology in healthcare

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On Saturday January 4, 2014 10:00 AM Philippine Standard Time, #HealthXPh will be formally launched live on Google+ Hangout on Air (HOA). Core collaborators discussed the framework for #HealthXPh  in the last Hangout on Air. In summary; HealthXPh is a platform for healthcare stakeholders – physicians, patients, healthcare institutions, academe and policy makers, to discuss emerging technologies in health as…

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What is #HealthXPh?

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#HealthXPh is a  collaborative effort  by healthcare stakeholders (e.g. healthcare professionals, healthcare institutions, academe patients, policy makers)  to discuss and use, emerging technologies in social media and healthcare to positively impact the Philippine health landscape. While social media has been in the Philippines for quite sometime, collaboration between various healthcare stakeholders is a new thing…

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Should I get an iphone or an itouch?

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I’ve been a gadgeek (gadget freak) during Nokia and Palm OS heydays and frankly, I ‘m happy getting over such expensive gadgetry addiction years ago. But when I lost two cellphones in one instant just recently, I was tempted to dwell back at gadgetry once again while  thinking what smartphone to buy for personal use. Losing…

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