Each week, MedCity News highlights the best of its MedCitizens: syndication partners and MedCity News readers who discuss life science current events on MedCityNews.com.
Now here’s the best of what YOU had to say:
Patient illustrates how the iPhone and $1.99 could disrupt the medical device industry. “Today in my clinic, a patient brought me her atrial fibrillation burden history on her iPhone and it cost her less than a $10 co-pay. For $1.99 US, she downloaded the iPhone app Cardiograph to her iPhone…”
Health apps must be able to share data beyond Facebook timelines. “I have seen at least 20 apps patients are using now for weight management alone. They want me to participate and share in their activity and to see their data reflected in my EMR. Therein lies the problem with apps.”
10 strategic considerations of the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare. “There is still at least one major point of uncertainty: the November 6 presidential and Congressional elections. PPACA has survived the first of its existential challenges. But with four months of intense debate and a presidential election still to come, it is not yet out of the woods.”
Four lessons healthcare CEOs can learn from the hospitality industry. “When visiting a luxurious hotel, one can expect to be greeted by managers and staff before they even set foot inside the hotel lobby. The warm welcome (or first impression) the guest experiences sets the tone for rest of the stay…Patients traveling to hospitals are typically under much more stress than hotel guests, and yet, the arrival experience is generally underwhelming, frustrating, and unnerving.”