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Trust is What Makes Health Care Work–A Success Story from Belgium

When speaking about Belgium, Dr. Florence Hut, physician-in-chief at CHU Brugmann (Brugmann University Hospital) is full of pride.  Only a few days ago, Francois Englert, a Belgian theoretical physicist won this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics, bringing the total number of the country’s Nobel Prize laureates to 11. But to Dr. Hut, what made her […]

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The Power of Simplicity in mHealth

“Technology is at its best and the most empowering when it simply disappears.” That is what Jony Ive, Apple’s chief designer said about the new iPhone 5S. Although many may argue whether the technologies used in iPhone 5S are truly the “best” and “most empowering,” Mr. Ive made a good point about the importance of […]

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Healthcare Communication Industry Tests New Offerings as Health Care Reform Evolves

Yesterday eHealth, the company that owns eHealthInsurance, an online healthcare insurance exchange announced it has singed a deal with the Federal Government to enroll tax-subsidy-eligible residents of 36 states in qualified health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to CNBC, in addition to eHealth, the Federal Government has also signed deals with other […]

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Demonstrating the value of mobile health Through evidence-based initiatives

Earlier this week,  the pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim launched a study to evaluate a digital technology enabled self-management solution to potentially improve the health of patients with Type 2 diabetes. The study, called SMART, aims to personalize the disease management for patients via a program delivered through web and smartphone. According to a press release, the […]

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Does online search really put patient privacy in danger?

A research letter published online this week in JAMA Internal Med reveals that several popular websites that provide medical information for consumers have either integrated third-party tracking elements or leaked search terms to third-parties. Those websites included some high-profile names such as the New York Times, WebMD, Weight Watchers and Men’s Health. The researcher looked […]

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