The power of feedback
By Anny Goldman, Adherence Manager at Care for Life, admin of “Adherence to medical treatment & healthy lifestyle” Facebook page Ok … I admit … I’m obsessed and I am an addict. I weigh myself every morning. This is, of course, against all recommendation (or maybe not), but I can’t help it. Heck, I keep […]
Why the ease of Internet use may disrupt the patient physician relationship and affect the continuity of care
By Dr. Batami Sadan, Co-Founder and Board Member, Vaica, chair of the Israeli Association for Medical Informatics Patients and health consumers are increasingly using the Internet to learn about general health matters, self-diagnose as well as get advice about their specific problems. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I’d argue it’s not […]
Big Sister May Be Watching
Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash By Noa Lapidot, Vaica Caraline Watkins, Contributor Ever since Amazon first started making advances into the field of pharmacy, there has been a lot of speculation about what this means. Business Insider recently published an article titled, “A Wall Street Bank has a New Theory on Amazon’s Plans to get into Healthcare”, […]
What’s in a Name?
By Anny Goldman, Adherence Manager at Care for Life, admin of “Adherence to medical treatment & healthy lifestyle“ Facebook page I recently posted a question in one of the “women” oriented closed groups on Facebook, asking the opinion of my female friends whether a man’s name is a factor they consider while deciding whether to go on […]
Testing for Healthcare Benefits: There’s Certainly a Better Way
By Tomer Gofer, CEO, Vaica Medical Caraline Watkins, Contributor The New York Times published an article called “Kentucky’s New Idea for Medicaid Access: Pass Health Literacy Course”, summarizing Kentucky’s new plans to require Medicaid recipients to pass a health literacy course and corresponding quizzes in order to be eligible for government funded health care. According […]
Proactively Combating A New Epidemic
By Dr. Batami Sadan, Co-Founder and Board Member, Vaica Medical, chair of the Israeli Association for Medical Informatics Just recently a public bomb was dropped in the United States: For the first time since the beginning of the 1960s, there has been a two-year decline in American life expectancy, while the entire western world has […]
Can Pill Sensors Improve Medication Adherence?
By Dr. Batami Sadan, Co-Founder and Board Member, Vaica Medical , chair of the Israeli Association for Medical Informatics The New England Journal of Medicine recently published an article titled, “Swallowing a Spy — the Potential Uses of Digital Adherence Monitoring“. It caught my attention and led me to wonder: are there effective ways to […]