Patient Engagement

digital waiting room
By Bernie Monegain 11:35 am June 28, 2017
Company serves up content on digital waiting room screens and interactive touchscreens in patient exam rooms.
Apple consulting Argonaut Project

Apple CEO Tim Cook

By Mike Miliard 09:33 am June 27, 2017
Collaborative chief says aggregating your records on iPhone could lead consumers to solve the interoperability problem themselves.

Xealth offers cloud-based technology for prescribing customized digital healthcare content. The startup is led by CEO Mike McSherry.

By Bernie Monegain 11:48 am June 14, 2017
Incubated at Providence Health and UPMC, both Epic shops, Xealth enables doctors to prescribe more than pills.
A precision medicine fight is brewing between clinicians, public health

Robert Green, MD, a medical geneticist and physician-scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

By Tom Sullivan 10:33 am June 14, 2017
While doctors want to know everything they can, public health is far more cautionary when it comes to screenings.
digital health

Blending innovation, business cases and risk means that hospitals have to experiment because sometimes apps will surprise like Pokemon Go, which is considered the biggest fitness app right now.

By Tom Sullivan 11:06 am June 12, 2017
Mount Sinai has a “little big data group,” LifeBridge and Thomas Jefferson also foster clinical innovation teams, and they all say experimentation, evidence, rigor and risk are needed to succeed.
Athenahealth buys Praxify
By Bernie Monegain 11:28 am June 09, 2017
The Silicon Valley company brings with a number of applications, including a personal assistant program integrated with EHRs and artificial intelligence aimed at patient engagement.
surescripts e-prescribing
By Bernie Monegain 12:48 pm June 07, 2017
Electronic prescribing of controlled substances was up 256 percent in 2016, company says.
Apple ResearchKit in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 01:48 pm June 02, 2017
Some industry observers say the technology is poised for greatness while others insist it has a long way to go.
By Bernie Monegain 01:11 pm May 31, 2017
Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund CapitalG is among 50 investors in the company that aims to help healthcare providers and their patients make healthcare decisions.
Most consumers would leave a healthcare provider that was struck by ransomware
By Bill Siwicki 12:20 pm May 26, 2017
A post-WannaCry survey shows that U.S. consumers are not very forgiving when it comes to organizations not able to protect their medical information.

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