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I have learned that looking at somebody who is struggling and honoring their suffering without giving them some trite formula is often little more than the courage to share my own experience without any expectation of return. I love the people who have showing me how to do that. To a woman and man none claims to be a perfect diabetic or parent. They simply shared their daily triumphs and challenges. They honor each other’s struggles and in doing so are simply human to one another.
Sadly this not what my reader is telling me. Patients as partners is not part of the mobile e-patient plan. Backward 1.0!
“I’ve spoken and written a lot on Health 2.0 myself, and when people ask me what the term means, I usually give them this simple two-part explanation:
1) Health 2.0 is where new, interactive web technology meets a new, more patient-centered approach to healthcare. It’s giving people access to tools and information they never had before, to empower them.
2) It’s about changing the engagement model with healthcare providers, so that “the medical establishment” treats patients more like partners in their own care.
Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc., (http://www.s4ms.com) a clinical-stage, medical device company pioneering breakthrough technology that could dramatically improve glucose monitoring for people with diabetes, today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Strumph as the company's Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Strumph was most recently Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Diabetes testing products maker Home Diagnostics Inc (HDIX.O) said it agreed to be acquired by Japanese medical devices company Nipro Corp (8086.T) for about $215 million, or $11.50 per share. The offer represents a 90 percent premium to Home Diagnostics' Tuesday close.