Social Media: Public place for reproach?

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009 in Blog, Care for Health | 0 comments

What you may like to prevent just by using social media in health care.
Here’s a Dutch father complaining about the reimbursement of a continuous glucose monitoring system in a national newspaper. For the control of his daughter’s diabetes, who has also a Down syndrome, he is only reimbursed for a normal glucose meter, not the wished for continuous glucose monitoring system.
The father states that the health care insurance company informed him, unsolicited: “We want you to know that continuous monitoring can not be reimbursed.” That’s what it was. He is amazed that the Down condition of his daughter is not a concern to them whatsoever? Shouldn’t it have been taken into account?
Origonally posted on “Value innovation in medical and life sciences” ; September 27th, 2009

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Onward to Telecardiology?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2009 in Blog, Care for Health, eHealth, health business | 0 comments

Recently, I focused on the developments in the technology of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators ( [1]) . I did so in the course of a consult to one of the affiliates of the cardiac devices industry in the Netherlands. I was asked to think along in the further development of cardiological care around these devices. The intention was to develop what was called as remote monitoring of cardiac devices into a design of an adequate model for integrated care in cardiology.
In reflection on the information I gathered, I distinguished two realms of development, each with their own dimensions. To implement the technological features to the conduct of care and benefit from its outcomes and processes, and specifically for the benefits of the patient, both realms of developments need to be actively attended to…
Originally posted on “Value innovation in medical and life sciences”; August 21th, 2009

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