The road to improving health care over the past several years has most certainly had a focus on implementing upgrade technologies such as EMRs and tablets, but also creating new technologies like 3-D printers and Watson-like doctors. However, in my opinion as both a practicing doctor and technology entrepreneur, the focus is all wrong. EMRs, 3-D printers, and Watson-like brains are not fixing the real problems that plague the broken health ...

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A recent Health Affairs article casts doubt on the cost-saving prospects of health information technology despite the significant investments made by hospitals, physicians, and the federal government to promote electronic records. Reduced ordering of imaging and other diagnostic studies by physicians is often cited as a likely mechanism for estimated cost savings due to health information technology. Possible mechanisms include reduction in redundant (duplicated) tests secondary to better access to ...

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I just returned home from mHealth Summit Meeting in DC which, in my opinion, is still one of the biggest and best mobile health conferences of the year. On the first day of the conference, I discussed the EndoGoddess App as a use case example of mobile health from the practicioner point of view. Sadly, the numbers of physicians in the mobile health entrepreneural space at mHealth Summit were still few and essentially unchanged ...

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