Engaging, Cost-Effective Strategy to Improve US Healthcare
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

March 1, 2019

Engaging, Cost-Effective Strategy to Improve US Healthcare

U.S. Healthcare Ranks Poorly – Here’s A Way To Improve It Depending on your perspective, you can argue that the U.S. either has the best healthcare system in the world or one of the worst.  However, according to the Bloomberg Health-Care Efficiency Index which assessed 55 countries, the U.S. ranks 50th – almost dead last.  […]

Digital Health

The Benefits of Sharing Your Family Medical History with Your Doctor
Greg Pelton

Greg Pelton

Dr. Pelton was a professor and research scientist at Columbia University and is now dedicating his time to helping people stay healthy and care for their loved ones, during this new digital health era. In addition to his private medical practice, he currently serves as the chief medical officer for ICmed, a healthcare technology company.

November 6, 2018

The Benefits of Sharing Your Family Medical History with Your Doctor

  Family Medical History Is More Informative than Genome Mapping While there is understandable excitement about genome mapping, there is still much discovery and testing to be done to determine its efficacy in healthcare today. At-home DNA kits may be entertaining and perhaps revealing, but time and energy are better spent gathering and recording thorough […]

Caregivers

One Marketing Tip That Reduce HealthCare Costs
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

October 10, 2018

One Marketing Tip That Reduce HealthCare Costs

In Today’s World, Patients are Digital Health Consumers One-to-one marketing (a.k.a. personalization) is becoming an increasingly popular approach that marketing professionals employ to influence consumer behavior.  In fact, research performed by Demand Metric found that 78% of CMO’s think that personalized content is essential to future marketing success. This seems perfectly reasonable.  After all, who wouldn’t prefer content specifically tailored for […]

Digital Health

The Importance of Owning My Health Records
Michael McShea

Michael McShea

September 15, 2018

The Importance of Owning My Health Records

  HIPAA has been law for over 20 years, and while we all sign forms at the doctor’s office (usually without reading them) acknowledging your healthcare provider’s HIPAA policy, have you ever stopped to think about what it actually means?  The ‘P’ in HIPAA stands for portability, but you would not think so. One of the most […]

Patient Engagement

Use Your Medication Tracker to Its Full Potential
ICmed,LLC

ICmed,LLC
ICmed

August 22, 2018

Use Your Medication Tracker to Its Full Potential

  Medication/ Pill trackers are designed to organize your prescription information but why limit it to just that. We purposely use products to help our body stay healthy. Here are four types of products you should include in your medication tracker to help you save money and narrow down what actually works for your body.  

Features

A Doctor Takes On the Healthcare System
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

December 12, 2017

A Doctor Takes On the Healthcare System

Some would say the American healthcare system is rigged or broken. One of them is Dr. Linda Girgis, a board-certified family physician in South River, New Jersey. In a recent blog of hers — titled Navigating the Complexities of the Healthcare System – she maintains it’s not enough to know what a patient needs. Doctors […]

Digital Health

Deprescribing Intervention Improves Nursing Home Care
Jenelle Azore

Jenelle Azore
ICmed, LLC

November 10, 2017

Deprescribing Intervention Improves Nursing Home Care

A study in the Netherlands shows that more collaboration around prescribing medications can help elderly nursing home patients deprescribe from certain drugs, reducing potentially inappropriate and duplicative prescriptions. After only one round of Multidisciplinary Multistep intervention i.e. collaboration, the study shows that 39.1% of the population successfully discontinued use of at least 1 inappropriate drug.  […]

Elderly Care

What’s It Means To Be “Consumer-Centric”?
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

November 7, 2017

What’s It Means To Be “Consumer-Centric”?

Healthcare today has become a “product”…or rather an assortment of products and services that like any other have to compete for customers. That means not only having to attract customers, but also earn their trust, repeat business and, hopefully, referrals, all of which require what’s called a “consumer-centric” focus. The challenge in healthcare, according to Oliver […]

Digital Health

What’s missing from your summer camp prep list?
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

June 18, 2019

What’s missing from your summer camp prep list?

Don’t Forget This When Preparing To Send Your Children For Summer Camp Summer is here! Time to kick back and relax (said no parent, ever!). Just kidding, throw an extra shot of espresso in that coffee and start prepping for camps, swim team, sports, summer care, sleepovers and all of the other exciting things that […]

Allergies

Brain Health:  5 Ways  To Strengthen Your Most Valuable Organ
Jenelle Azore

Jenelle Azore
ICmed, LLC

June 5, 2019

Brain Health: 5 Ways To Strengthen Your Most Valuable Organ

The first week of June is dedicated to bringing awareness to Alzheimer’s, dementia and improving brain health. Alzheimer’s is one of four common types of dementia and there are over 100 types of dementia (Source: Dementia Australia). It is normally diagnosed in senior citizens but a study shows that it truly starts when we are […]

Elderly Care

Cheers to Women’s Health
Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer

Michelle Riffer is a Talent Resources Manager in the healthcare industry turned Stay-at-Home-Mom. She traded running between corporate meetings and board rooms, for running her 4 kids between activities, appointments and serving on the PTA Board. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 6, Michelle has always had an interest in health and wellness, but it turned into a passion when she developed additional autoimmune issues and then struggled to treat Lyme and 3 other tick-borne diseases. After 3 of her children were diagnosed with Celiac, she made it her mission to research her family’s health history, identify food and environmental triggers and keep her family of 6 healthy while squeezing in time to enjoy life.

May 14, 2019

Cheers to Women’s Health

National Women’s Health Week – Own Your Health As a woman, and the mother of 3 little women-in-training, I am delighted to share my experience during National Women’s Health Week. I spend what sometimes feels like an inordinate amount of time juggling my children’s health and wellness – a task that can be difficult even if […]

Digital Health

What you should know to avoid high cholesterol
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

February 13, 2019

What you should know to avoid high cholesterol

High Cholesterol and Heart Disease Correlation   According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), more than 13 million American adults have coronary artery disease(CHD), and almost 500,000 die from it each year. One cause of CHD is high cholesterol. Someone once said “Experience is the hardest teacher. It gives you the test first […]

Family History

The Art of Pairing: some food-med pairings can be dangerous
Jerry Elprin

Jerry Elprin
ICmed,LLC

Jerry was born into what Time magazine once dubbed the “Silent Generation,” sandwiched between the Greatest Generation and Baby Boomers. From that perspective, he brings his thoughts and observations on living “healthy” in today’s fast-changing, hyper-connected, often “disruptive” digitized world. After college and a hitch in the Army, he’s worked as a reporter, editor, and marketing executive while raising three now-grown children. He says "So much of what’s considered 'healthy' has changed and is often contradicting what I learned growing up."

December 10, 2018

The Art of Pairing: some food-med pairings can be dangerous

Don’t Eat This if You’re Taking That   That’s the title of the book from AARP by husband-wife authors Madelyn Fernstrom (a nutrition and diet expert) and John Fernstrom, PhD (a neuroscientist and pharmacologist). In it, they warn that some foods you eat and medications you take could work against each other. According to the FDA: “What you […]

Caregivers