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Melody Smith Jones

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The Connected Health Answer to the Addiction Epidemic

Addiction to opiates is having a major impact on the health of patient populations around the country.  In fact, one sobering statistic states that more Americans died in 2014-2015 from drug overdoses than died during the entire Vietnam war.  Addiction is our nation’s epidemic. It’s hitting my very own patient population here in Cincinnati especially hard.  Within a […]

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That Time I Had My Emotions Sensed Live at Connected Health 2016

I have lots of fun times at the Connected Health Symposium, but this year was extra special.  Part of the reason was because when the moderator of “Emotion Sensing – The Next Big Trend?” asked “Would anyone like to volunteer to have their emotions sensed and documented for all to see?” my hand shot up like […]

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Connected Health 16: The Glass Brain Blew My Mind

As mentioned by my colleague, Juliet Silver, last week we had the good fortune of collecting in Boston for the annual Connected Health Symposium.  This event takes place each October, and I learn more in the two days of the symposium than I do all year round.  Now that I am on home turf, I […]

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The 2 Act Play of Telehealth Patient Engagement

Many healthcare organizations have implemented telehealth pilots and programs under the premise of “if we build it they will come”.  Unfortunately, patients are demonstrating that they will not engage without the correct onboarding infrastructure.  This infrastructure is based off of two key elements or, shall we say, acts of this great play towards healthcare everywhere. Act […]

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Why Predictive Analytics & Connected Health Are New BFFs

I had a fun conversation recently about a patient population that is near and dear to my heart.  Near because, well, I am a member of this particular patient population, and dear because, even though I grew up in San Diego, I consider myself a Cincinnatian by heart.  Long live the Queen City. The conversation stemmed from […]

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The Strategic Hierarchy We Forget in Healthcare Digital Strategy

There are quite a few fallacious assumptions made in the construction of digital strategy.  One of the most common ones I witness is confusion between strategy and roadmap.  When I take the necessary time to review an organization’s existing digital strategy documentation, more often than not I am presented with a document that outlines an […]

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Digital Strategy that Changes Healthcare from the Outside In

When it comes to digital solutions in healthcare I hear a lot about introducing a retail strategy.  Sure, there is a lot to gain by peeking our heads over the fence at other industries so that we can learn and implement successfully upon the expectations our healthcare consumers have gained with their experience outside of […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: Mega Merger Meets Member Experience

Creating the Connected Health trends report requires us to, among other things, mine through approximately 30,000 news coverage points per year.  Circulating through the news in 2015 we found much on the topic of the new world of health insurance. Big news on this front was the industry consolidation under a string of potential mergers. We […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: The Clinician Experience

The end of Meaningful Use has impacted several trends that will grace us in Connected Health over the coming year. Among these trends we find an increased focus on the clinician experience. The CMS announcement by Slavitt was filled with sentiments such as: “…frustration levels are real. Done poorly, measures are divorced from how physicians […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: The Patient/Consumer Data Story

If you haven’t noticed by now, 2016 is a year when the patient data story will become increasingly complex. In this 2016 trends report we have already witnessed: Increased ownership of data by patients Increase in patient generated data by way of mobile device Challenges around the security of data in the growing world of […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends:Patient-Centered Activity Monitoring

Our next trend in Connected Health of 2016 takes us into the much lauded world of mobile health.  This year we are most concerned with using the mobile health innovations that have been created to measure patient activity, and the ability to measure activity is growing. At the heart of telehealth’s call for “healthcare everywhere”, […]

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