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elizabethv
elizabethv
7/2/2016 5:59:04 AM
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Apps
My healthcare providers offer an app, and I love it. Though admittedly it is not as detailed as what people are asking for. You can get appointment reminders, and chat with your physician, but not any kind of medication reminder. I know some people really struggle with remembering to take their medication. Especially if there are pills to take multiple times a day. The more we rely on our phones to help us with our day to day living, it only makes sense the more we are going to want our phones to help with. That includes all things related to healthcare.

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clrmoney
clrmoney
7/2/2016 12:15:35 PM
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healthcare apps
I'm not surprised that emergency alerts were the tops in rank because there will always be emergencies meaning people in need of help so I think that this is gtreat that they have these apps.

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batye
batye
7/4/2016 3:21:15 AM
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Re: healthcare apps
@clrmoney yes, as this app's could save lives plus provide right and correct info in need in case of the emergency ...

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dcawrey
dcawrey
7/4/2016 2:23:39 PM
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Re: Apps
Technologies such as communications and monitoring will change the way long term care is performed. I think that's a great thing. 

The one caution I would have for this technology is security and privacy. These platforms generate a lot of data that needs to be protected – I hope many realize the importance of this. 

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batye
batye
7/5/2016 1:44:11 AM
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@dcawrey yes, you are right as this days many Co. keep forgeting about security.... or try to put as last thing to do.... or pretending they have "Good Security"...

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Ariella
Ariella
7/5/2016 10:28:05 AM
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Re: Apps
Our healthcare system is a much bigger mess than people realize. I'm not even talking about people who are not covered by insurance. Both the patients and the doctors are kept in the dark about the insurance coding system, and, as a result, patients often get billed for services that are covered or for services that the doctor should know are not but failed to warn patients about. I have to waste so much time talking to office managers, insurance agents, and even doctors over copayments, consultation fees, and lab work that I've been billed for because of that. When my pediatrician used the old, "you're the only one" to say anythign about it, I told her, "that's because the other people probably just pay the bills without paying attention to what's supposed to be covered by insurance." Much of it has to do with the way insurance companies require different codes for preventative care that is covered 100% (within network) and for sick or diagnostic work, which can be subject to both deductible and copyayments. My pediatrician's office is not at all embarrassed to say that they don't know which codes they are supposed to feel in to have the checkup-associated blood test covered correctly. I'm thinking, "but that's your job, to know these things!"

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batye
batye
7/5/2016 11:17:38 AM
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Re: Apps
@Ariella  same mess we have in Canada... and No one willing to try fix it... sad reality....

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Ariella
Ariella
7/5/2016 11:20:45 AM
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Re: Apps
@batye it's so frustrating because everyone passes the buck. The doctor leaves things up to office manager who says she gets the orders from the doctor. And, of course, the insurance company says they're just processing according to the codes sent from the doctor. The patient has absolutely no power but is the one who gets stuck with bills that should never have been generated.

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batye
batye
7/5/2016 11:40:30 AM
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Re: Apps
@Ariella yes, you are right, as no one want to take resposibility... in Canada few people almost died due to this errors...

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Ariella
Ariella
7/5/2016 11:46:18 AM
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@batye That happens here, too. And I discovered how a lack of proper follow up leads to problems that do affect health directly. My daughter was due for a refill of her prescription. The doctor needed to see her blood test results. The results that were sent did not include the part that was critical to establishing the right dosage. So another request had to go in to get the full results. Then the doctor said that she would put in for a new dosage. But the mail order pharmacy said it never got it. So I had to follow up with the doctor's office, leave a message, wait for the callback, hold while the prescription went through, and then check a couple of days later to be sure it was processed. Now, my daughter won't die if she misses a day or two of this medication, but I'm sure that there are people for whom it is much more critical.

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