#HITsm Chat

Chat for March 27, 2015

john trader

Moderated by John Trader, Director of Communications at RightPatient 

Topic: Healthcare Apps and Wearables


#HITsm T1: Why do you think the use of healthcare apps and wearables will change our lives?

#HITsm T2: Why does the patient generated health data (PGHD) MU Stage 3 initiative have the potential to change the dynamics of healthcare delivery?

#HITsm T3: Can the benefits of wearable and healthcare app data truly be realized in the absence of true industry interoperability?

#HITsm T4: How can the healthcare industry motivate sick patients (i.e. the chronically ill) to leverage the power of apps and wearables? “Stickiness” – how do you get these patients to consistently use them?

#HITsm T5: Will wearable devices ultimately be the drivers of health behavior change? Why or why not?


Read more about the topics in John’s post on the RightPatient blog: RightPatient Hosts #HITsm Tweet Chat on mHealth Healthcare Apps and Wearables

Suggested reading prior to this week’s chat:

mHealth Apps: Brands missing both ends of the Patient Journey

EHRs and wearables: their time has come?

The link between mHealth and physician dissatisfaction: 5 findings

Connected health just keeps getting more and more attractive

How Effective is mHealth for Chronic Disease Management?

Most Users of Health, Fitness Wearables Report Challenges

Wearable Technology And Digital Healthcare Strategies Should Shift Focus To Chronic Medical Illness


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