Closing the Gaps in South African Health

Guest post by SPM member Vanessa Carter. See bio at end. In many countries globally, the e-Patient revolution has raised many significant questions about the role of empowered patients in an integrated health system, particularly with expanding access to Information...

Fighting Cybercrime: One Hacker at a Time

Computer Crime is the misuse of a computer or associated electronic networking system in order to commit illegal and unlawful acts. Computer crimes range from the illegal use of the internet to the unlawful accessing of information stored in computer systems.  In...

2016: Opportunities and Challenges in Health Care

In 2016, mHealth technology will occupy center stage in transforming clinical care and clinical research.  Smartphone-linked wearable sensors will turn science fiction into reality as these mobile diagnostic tools provide the in depth information that enables   ...

Misdiagnosis: A Chronic Condition Looking for a Cure

According to a report in the BMJ Quality and Safety Journal, each year in the U.S. approximately 12 million adults or 1 out of 20 patients who seek outpatient medical care, are misdiagnosed in a way that could cause severe harm. These alarming statistics are further...

Happy Birthday Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

On July 30, 2015, Medicare and Medicaid will celebrate their 50th birthday. In August of 2015 Social Security, celebrates its 80th birthday. Amendments to the Social Security Act (Title XIX) that established guaranteed basic health coverage programs for all elderly,...
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