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digital health

Diabetes Epidemiology

Diabetes Epidemiology: CDC Report Analysis

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Today we wanted to take a few moments to talk about the epidemiology of diabetes.  Epidemiology looks at the distribution, patterns and risk factors of certain diseases within a population. In the United States, more than 100 million adults have diabetes which includes those who are diagnosed with diabetes and also those considered prediabetic. Prediabetes is a state where a patient does not quite yet have the diagnosis of diabetes; their blood glucose is high but not yet high enough to have the diagnosis of diabetes. Individuals with prediabetes will usually get diabetes if they don’t start to make some…

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Exciting Trends in Digital Health

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Digital health can be defined as “the convergence of digital and genomics revolutions with health, living, healthcare and society.”  The digital health “movement,” as it is often referred to,  allows individuals to track their health more easily and be empowered to have better health outcomes.  As the digital health revolution continues to grow and expand, new data and research will cue us as to what is and is not working, and certain patterns will solidify while others will continue to evolve.   Here are some of the trends which we think will be most promising for digital health moving forward:…

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A Letter from Our CEO

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We at Valeet Healthcare hope this newsletter finds you well and enjoying the Fall season — from the changing leaves to pumpkin spiced lattes to apple picking and more!   The Valeet Healthcare team continues to be buzzing with activity and excitement.  Since the last update, we have been pushing the limits in innovation with the expansion and development of our engagement platform.  We kickstarted our social media platforms (we are now active on Instagram, thanks to our own Lindsay Densmore!)  We’ve also been busy demonstrating our digital platform and continuing conversations with prospective customers, as well as showcasing our product…

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Reflections on Innovation in Healthcare

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Innovation. As I prepare to attend Health 2.0 next week and share the Valeet Healthcare engagement platform, I’ve been reflecting on innovation in medicine, an essential ingredient to progress and transformation. It’s fascinating to realize how far we have come – and to imagine how much further we can go. While there have been a myriad of milestones and breakthrough innovations in the history of medicine, there are several that stand out in my mind: The magnifying glass — first created in 1250 by Roger Bacon, he designed a convex lens specifically used for science. Shortly thereafter, lenses were constructed…

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Mobile apps and Patient Engagement

By | Blog, Data, Digital Health, Medical, Mobile applications, Patient Activation, Patient education, Patient Engagement, Patient Understanding | One Comment

In medical education, it is often taught that clinical reasoning and judgment should support any orders for diagnostic tests to be completed. That is, the key question to ask when placing an order is: What do you plan to do with the test result? If you can’t come up with an answer, then reconsider ordering the test. If we think back to grade school science class, this is like a small-scale application of the scientific method in every clinical scenario: make observations, develop hypotheses, collect data, see how the results compare to the hypotheses, then refine and repeat as needed….

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