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Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles – all geared to improve your quality of life.

4 comments on “Smartphones and Implications for the mHealth Space

  • You (and Pew) present some very compelling data. Simply creating and maintaining an active blog, like you have done, would seem to address the problem of a static, template created website. Providing the right content is created, of course.

    It will be interesting to see how text messaging evolves. There are already companies providing appointment setting and appointment reminder services.

    • Thanks Chuck…
      Yes, there are services providing SMS and appt reminders… I use them :-) But they are in their infancy in terms of their possibilities and potential. I also agree that a blog would allow physicians to have a website that provides the dynamic content that Google looks for for their ranking algorithms. The issues is getting physicians to understand how simple blogging about clinical issues can be. They can also easily be taught the concepts of news-jacking and other simple blog techniques. The tough part is getting the message out and gaining adoption and buy -in. :-)

      Thanks again
      Howard Luks

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