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What Does 'Wellness' Mean To You?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living

A new survey wants to get to the bottom of how women perceive wellness -- and how they use (or don't use!) technology to help them reach their wellnes...

The Obamacare Conversation That Matters Most

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

The ACA has created new health plans with new rules, and people are finally using them to get healthcare. If we want to tell the future, those patients' opinions are the ones we should listen to.

Do People Really Want to Tech Their Way to Health?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

At the 2014 CES, I saw this "flurry" in person, dozens of health activity trackers along with a growing number of medically-oriented devices to measure heart rate, blood glucose, lung function, and other more clinical metrics beyond steps and calorie intake.

I Miss My FitBit

Amy Ephron | Posted 09.07.2013 | Technology
Amy Ephron

I am also somewhat tech-deficient. I don't have a Kindle (but I don't really want one.) I don't have an iPad (about which I'm somewhat more ambivalent.) I do not have a GPS and my relationship with Siri is fractious at best. But my husband bought me a FitBit a month ago.

One Surprising Way to Gauge a Doctor's Quality

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

There is no perfect way to judge doctor quality. But that's why it's so fortunate that health care consumers have these new tools at our disposal. Closed-loop review systems are currently one of the most powerful ways to discern doctor quality.

Jason Gilbert

LOOK: This Brilliant 'Smart' Inhaler Could Change How Parents Manage Their Kids' Asthma

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Gilbert | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology

In a tech landscape where we too often obsess over incrementally-improving speeds and specs of our cell phones and smart televisions, it's always refr...

High Tech, High Touch: Why Technology Enhances Patient-Centered Care

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

We live and practice in an increasingly technology-driven society. Email and texting are default methods of communication, and our patients request that we friend them on Facebook and follow health advice delivered in brief 140-character bursts on Twitter.