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Healthcare Is Disease Care

by: Don Wickelgren | July 17, 2021 | Wellness
Whereas wellness is the care of health(seems like it should be called healthcare doesn't it? Hmmm). The fact is that wellness bleeds into your healthcare and some elements are part of your formal private health data because it is recorded and accounted for in clinical decisions made by care providers. Watch over the next decade…

How to Evaluate Privacy

by: Don Wickelgren | July 14, 2021 | Security and Tech
Privacy policy is what you see on that long legal document you click when you begin using some service, either online and even offline software. The question is, when you sign these agreements how do you know what they say and whether the company itself complies with what their policies are. Consider the reputation of…

Small Practice Can Improve Security

by: Don Wickelgren | June 28, 2021 | Security and Tech
There is a lesson when looking at all the public security beaches. The biggest problems are lax processes. Big companies have them all the time. The security company talks about what a larger org can do but many of these have parallels for small practices. You're not going to stop a state actor but that's…

PDFs Are Threatening

by: Don Wickelgren | June 20, 2021 | Security and Tech
We use PDFs for all our common sharing, white papers, publications, contracts etc. You may have heard that these can be paths to infections but now this is becoming a greater threat. The threat comes from recent nation states ramping up the numbers and the places that infections come from. They'll take even well known…

Japan, a Window to Our Parents

by: Don Wickelgren | June 15, 2021 | Wellness
This is a depressing tale of loneliness in a society where making noise is not socially acceptable. In the US I see many older people who are living comfortable but lonely lives. When we age we need to go back to our skills from youth so that we can create new relationships that allow us…

Watches and the Real World

by: Don Wickelgren | June 9, 2021 | RPM
People will use what they can to stay on time with their health. This study shows people with heart conditions are using watches to monitor themselves. This is neither good nor bad but we're learning what happens. This trend will grow and both successes and failures will occur. Ultimately, we'll learn and improve not only…

Apple adds Walking Steadiness

by: Don Wickelgren | June 9, 2021 | Wellness
At Apple's wwdc conference they announced their usual slate of techy things. I was most interested in their discussion on an overhaul of the health app. Sharing with family and health professionals is given. Alerts to them in critical situations like, Walking Steadiness. I believe the fall alerts from watches are important and now we…

Do You Consider Telehealth a Fad?

by: Don Wickelgren | June 7, 2021 | Telehealth
If you're thinking about telehealth as it is today you may consider it a fad that will most likely disappear after the pandemic's influence on us fades away. I think you would be mistaken. Telehealth is not a physician sitting at home talking to you on a monitor. It will go much further than that.…

Learning How to Use Watches Takes Time

by: Don Wickelgren | June 4, 2021 | RPM
Amazon has their take on sensors, watches and AI support. Apple, Google, Samsung and others are trying to be successful as well. It will take time to understand what works for which people. In the meantime we'll continue to get confusing and sometimes creepy data. Reference: https://gizmodo.com/amazon-should-rethink-its-half-baked-approach-to-health-1847029300

Virtual Work Requires New Skills

by: Don Wickelgren | June 3, 2021 | Remote Work
We've been working virtually on fire for a decade. We've had a lot of stumbles, lack of awareness of client's view leading to high turnover, client staff actively undermining virtual staff, and many more lessons both big and small.  We've discovered that all staff need a base set of skills, technical first, a diversity of…