Empowered Consumers: The New
Dawn of Healthcare
By Gopal Chopra, MD, FRACS,
The crippled, troubled,
burdensome - the list of
negative and problematic
descriptors goes on - healthcare
system should be given a
"Do Not Resuscitate" status.
I ask a very simple, but
not straightforward, question:
Why fix the healthcare system?
The Democracy of Healthcare
Is there a prescription
for the healthcare system?
Yes: Accelerate the current
We need solutions companies,
not efficient provider systems.
By re-creating the dynamic
of a true marketplace, we
will force change. The democracy
of our health begins with
the democratization of access:
access to data about one's
options, choices, and opinions
from expert communities.
Speaker Mohit Kaushal, MD,
Offers His Perspective on
Wireless Healthcare and
We sit down with Mohit (Mo) Kaushal,
MD, the Director of Connected Health
at the Federal Communications Commission
provides fascinating insight into
the future of wireless technology
in health management and the FCC's
first healthcare team.
be really looking forward to updating
the participants on the work we've
doing here at the FCC.
built the first healthcare team
here with the general arena of this
convergence of healthcare and connectivity.
So, updating the participants on
activities, where we've been focusing
and really how we're driving forward
in this space, I think, would be
most interesting to the participants."
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The Dr Will Text You Now:
Patients Visit With Their
Physicians Online as More
Insurers Begin Paying for
Wall Street Journal
Rust woke up early one day
last year and discovered
that her left eye was red,
swollen and itchy. So she
logged on to her family
doctor's Web site and typed
a message describing her
symptoms and asking what
mid-morning, the 61-year-old
homemaker received an online
response from her doctor
with a diagnosis "conjunctivitis,
or pink eye, probably contracted
from a child in her Sunday-school
class" and a prescription
to pick up at the pharmacy.
"I didn't have to disrupt
my day," says Ms. Rust,
who lives in Readyville,
Tenn. "It's much more efficient."
With Health IT Technologies
recent national survey by
Lake Research Partners looked
at consumers' familiarity
with Health IT technologies.
one in five people has heard
"a lot" about electronic
medical records, but fewer
than one in ten has heard
"a lot" about other technologies.
Donna Scott Shares the Patient
We engage in a spirited
conversation with Donna
Scott, the Executive Director
of Marketing Strategy at
RelayHealth, one of the
event's speakers and a leading
voice in patient advocacy.
and foremost, wireless is
something of great concern
to the universe at large.
does it mean to our patients,
to our physicians, to staffs
that wireless now permeates
our industry, and how can
we then harness the energy
of wireless technology and
bring forth some innovations
to help us to improve the
healthcare industry here
in the United States, I
think, is the critical question?"
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"I am pleased to welcome you to
the Second Annual Duke Medical Innovations
and Strategies Conference 2010.
can't think of a more opportune
time for this conference as we face
the tremendous challenges of cost
and quality in health care. We hope
to use this conference to bring
solutions to these long-standing
concerns-how will applications of
this new technology better the care
for patients in the US and globally.
hope you'll share in the excitement
and join us at this visionary event."
A. Schulman, MD, MBA
Director, Fuqua Health Sector Management
to an interview with Kevin
On The Cutting Edge of the Healthcare
and Technology Revolution:
The Duke Health Management Sector
School is on the cutting edge of
new wireless in healthcare technology.
upcoming conference on consumer
healthcare and wireless technologies
is bringing together the best minds
in business, education and information
systems to discuss one of the most
pressing concerns in public policy.
Annual Medical Innovation and Strategies
Conference: Consumer Healthcare
& Wireless Technologies
2% of US Consumers have used a health-related
application on their cell phone.
Research Partners National Health
IT Consumer Survey
"The conference was exceptional
from both content and organization
perspectives. The speakers were
apt, and very well chosen. We are
looking forward to the conference
Health Sector Management
The Health Sector Management (HSM)
MBA program at Duke University's
Fuqua School of Business (FSB) is
the largest, most comprehensive
program of its kind among top-tier
by world-renowned faculty, HSM courses
balance theory and application -
providing critical, highly relevant
insight into the successful delivery
of health-related products, services,