Author Archive | Perry Payne, MD/JD/MPP

mHealth technology meets informed consent forms

mHealth technology meets informed consent forms

People who have a hard time understanding what’s on the ubiquitous printed forms (most people) might have a better idea of what they are being told and be able to make better decisions about their health care. This is the logic that guided researchers from Michigan and Florida to develop drug risk/benefit information with animated and computerized text and graphics. They hoped to increase the clarity of these forms and make patients truly informed.

Are pregnant women interested in using SMS ?

With so many new apps targeting pregnant women and seeking to improve their health and the health of their fetus, a fundamental question is whether these women actually want to use cell phones for this purpose and have the necessary access to use them for this purpose. Currently, this information is not available in existing studies, although the importance of this information is fairly obvious. Researchers in Argentina and Louisiana recently collaborated to answer this question by assessing pregnant women’s access and usage of cell phones in Argentina public hospitals and clinics.

From physician to app entrepreneur, one perspective

From physician to app entrepreneur, one perspective

At the recent Medicine 2.0 Congress, Dr. Jennifer Dyer, the Chief Medical Officer and founder of Duet Health (“The Mobile Patient education Experts”), led a session entitled “Physician Entrepreneurship and App Development: How Did I Do It.” Dr. Dyer told her unique story of how she stopped practicing medicine to focus on her entrepreneurial mHealth interests and various strategies for making money in this business sector.