Mobile Health Care, Rise in Deaths, and Patient First Apps – Around Twitter

Here’s a few tweets that stood out to me this week. Plus a little commentary on each.

These numbers are pretty shocking. More people get health information online than a whole slew of other popular online services. This is shocking because almost none of that health information is actually coming from providers. It’s coming from other sources.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by this rise in deaths. I’m not sure what health care can do to solve this rise. I think this requires a change in culture more than a change in health care. (some might argue that culture is part of health care)

The patient first mentality is an important one. I’m always surprised how many patient apps are built with very little involvement from actual patients.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

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