Monthly Archives: May 2013

Social Gamification – the next big thing in Healthcare

Gamification typically involves applying game design ideas to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging. . When this principle is combined with social gaming, the results can have a promising impact on improving patient health. It might also result in a game-changing new market to battle for. (The US social gaming market is […]Continue reading «Social Gamification – the next big thing in Healthcare»

Top 5: Publicly-Available Health Information Databases

As a recent research shows, patients benefit from proactively accessing to their own health information in EHRs or other web portals. By having better communication and understanding for their own health conditions, empowered patients with easier access to personal health information and better understanding about healthcare can participate in their own care; this is also […]Continue reading «Top 5: Publicly-Available Health Information Databases»

Unique Device Identification (UDI)

The Unique Device Identification (UDI) System for medical devices was created and signed into law in 2007. The system came about after a study determined that tens of thousands of deaths each year were due to preventable medical errors. More accurate and prompt identification of problems would enable more rapid action to reduce the incidence of the […]Continue reading «Unique Device Identification (UDI)»