Patient Engagement

cvs aetna
By Susan Morse 02:19 pm February 02, 2018
The request extends the Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period for the acquisition, but CVS Health continues to expect the deal will be completed in the second half of 2018, according to an SEC filing.
CHIME opioid task force
By Mike Miliard 12:26 pm February 02, 2018
The group held its first meeting with some two dozen attendees this past week, and hopes to encourage even broader participation among its 2,500-plus members across the U.S. and abroad.
telehealth

The Texas Army National Guard moves through flooded Houston streets from Hurricane Harvey. U.S. Army photo

By Bill Siwicki 09:25 am January 25, 2018
Harris County Public Health says remote care helped with cost savings critical to maintaining operations during and after major storms.
Microsoft app

The HealthVault Insights app will be removed from the iOS, Android, and Windows storefronts before the end of the month.

By Dave Muoio 04:26 pm January 22, 2018
The app-based service collected data from Apple Health and Google Fit services and delivered guided trend analytics to users and providers.

For the first time, HIMSS18's showroom floor will feature new 20-minute "Lightning Sessions" about pressing HIT issues.

By Laura Lovett 12:58 pm January 22, 2018
The high-energy 20-minute sessions on the show floor will also address FHIR, patient matching, population health and other pressing issues health IT issues.
Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS18

The Intelligent Hospital Pavilion will be at Booth 11657, Level 1, Hall G at HIMSS18.

By Tom Sullivan 12:23 pm January 22, 2018
Approximately 50 upstarts and innovators will be showcasing technologies available today to transform healthcare.
patient engagement

Healthcare can not rely only on technology and educational tools, but to really work to gain insights into the motivations behind what makes patients tick.

By Mike Miliard 09:38 am January 22, 2018
Healthcare consumers may be irrational in their decision-making processes, but they're "irrational in highly predictable ways," says Penn Medicine innovation leader.
By Bill Siwicki 04:36 pm January 19, 2018
At KureSmart Pain Management, patient loyalty and physician ratings increased after the launch of their new business intelligence strategy, an executive said.
advance care planning
By Jeff Lagasse 02:51 pm January 17, 2018
Making Choices Michigan offers free advance directive services that Great Lakes Health Connect enables clinicians to access, and Community Manager Carol Robinson said doing so helps the organizations pursue the Triple Aim.
health IT funding

Despite the record growth, the report found steep declines in mobile health apps and wearable sensors year-over-year.

By Mike Miliard 11:56 am January 17, 2018
Total corporate funding for healthcare technology companies climbed to $8.2 billion (including debt and public market financing) in 2017 – a whopping 47 percent increase from the $5.6 billion raised in 2016, according to

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