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Evaluating the security risk of mobile apps

The Article: Dehling, T., Gao, F., Schneider, S., & Sunyaev, A. (2015). Exploring the Far Side of Mobile Health: Information Security and Privacy of Mobile Health Apps on iOS and Android. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(1), e8. doi:10.2196/mhealth.3672 Big Idea: The number of mobile apps for health (mHealth) has rapidly proliferated. Given the large variations […]

Should your organization make a social media promise?

Today I came across Southlake Regional Health Centre’s social media promise. A single page meant to encourage participation. This is a forward thinking and positive approach to social media. Marketing and communication teams for hospitals are pushing for the use of more channels, and providers are realizing they provide additional ways to reach patients. Many […]

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Digital tools have hazards too

In 2015 I hope to read and share more about research as renewal of an old research challenge I started a few years ago on @NursingIdeas. The Article: McBride DL, LeVasseur SA, Li D Non-Work-Related Use of Personal Mobile Phones by Hospital Registered Nurses. JMIR mHealth uHealth 2015;3(1):e3 DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.4001 Big Idea: The significant growth of personal smartphones with […]

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What does the term ePatient mean to you?

Recently I was reading about ePatients. To those unfamiliar with the cultural meaning and implications of the term the letter “e-” is broadly interpreted. I was curious and asked some of my family what they think the “e-” stands for. Electronic, engaged, enlightened, and other ideas were generated, but most were guesses.  This makes me […]

Always have a backup plan

No one wants to plan for failure, but doing so is essential when working with technology. Over the past 30 days I had the pleasure of having two catastrophic failures. Working in healthcare where were errors can have life changing or ending consequences perhaps that term might not be fully correction. However, the failures were […]

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Do nurses work at tech companies?

Health, healthcare and technology are what I’m passionate about. I went to school for nursing because I knew I’d be able to work in hospitals during my degree and have a lot of doors open when I finished. Typically nurses apply to hospital or home care nursing organizations for work when finishing. Yet I often […]

Spreading Improvement Through Leadership

Today was an inspiring day. It started off with a great discussion on variations in healthcare at Longwood’s Breakfast with the Chiefs. Although some of the data was a bit alarming to see, it was not depressing. Rather I found it encouraging. Hearing a group of clinicians, researchers, educators, policy-makers and other talking about healthcare […]