I attended National Health IT Week in Washington DC. There were a number of seminars and meetings focused on the growth of health IT in the United States.
The problem: medical device information within information systems currently is unstructured, incomplete, and in many cases simply unavailable. Fortunately, we are on the precipice of eliminating these unfortunate if onlys.
Patient engagement is defined by the Center for Advancing Health as “actions individuals must take to obtain the greatest benefit from the health care services available to them.” Certainly, such engagement is essential when it comes to one of the most important patient actions of all: taking medications. After all, as a Yoruba proverb says: “Medicine left in the bottle can’t help.”
FDB recently interviewed Jay Crowley to get his expert perspective on the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. This is the second of a two-part blog series where Crowley offers his thoughts on the evolution and future of this emerging identification system.
FDB recently interviewed Jay Crowley to get his expert perspective on the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system. This is the first of a two-part blog series where Crowley offers his thoughts on the evolution and future of this emerging identification system.
What percent of patients walk out of a pharmacy not knowing how to use their medicine correctly? According to the Institute of Medicine, chances are that one in every three patients will have some difficulty understanding their medication instructions.
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