Patient Engagement

Patients engage doctors digitally, but don't share data
By Bill Siwicki 11:25 am March 09, 2018
Patients and physicians both are ready to engage with one another using digital tools, according to a new Ernst & Young national survey released at HIMSS18 this week.

PerSoN Clinic includes real-time condition tracking, an online community, a private support group, an online library and a daily journal publication. (Photo via iOS store)

By Bill Siwicki 02:15 am March 09, 2018
PerSoN Clinic unwraps an engagement platform; Payfone and higi partner around kiosks; and Acxiom debuts its Patients Insights Package.
PointClickCare launches developer program aimed at LTPAC apps
By Mike Miliard 06:47 pm March 08, 2018
The new self-service program will offer robust APIs to encourage creation of new tools for a space that's often underserved by technology.
workplace wellness

On Monday, a panel at the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Innovation Leaders Summit at HIMSS18 shared their ideas about how wearable technology is leading to record engagement and motivation for employee populations.

By Jonah Comstock 01:40 pm March 07, 2018
Leaders from UnitedHealthcare, Fitbit and Castlight agree that wearable technology is having a dramatic effect on employee motivation.
Patient engagement vendors at HIMSS18
By Bill Siwicki 01:01 pm March 07, 2018
Docent Health and mPulse Mobile team, Fujitsu America debuts a cloud-based platform, and Wellpepper to disseminate Mayo Clinic care plans.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am March 07, 2018
The National Coordinator explains how ONC is approaching 21st Century Cures, TEFCA, info blocking, EHR usability, the power of smartphones to drive interoperability and more.
patient engagement technology

A panel of experts at the HIMSS18 Patient Engagement & Experience Summit on Monday.

By Mike Miliard 11:19 am March 06, 2018
There's no shortage of patient portals, mobile apps and chatbots out there, but too often, health systems haven't deployed them in any meaningful way, expert says.
Healthcare CIOs
By Bernie Monegain 06:12 pm March 05, 2018
You can also add cybersecurity, innovation, machine learning, agile and more to that list, CIOs say at HIMSS18 forum.
Healthcare is moving from episodic to ‘life-based care’

Judy Murphy, chief nursing officer at IBM, speaking at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas on Monday.

By Dave Muoio 03:54 pm March 05, 2018
With predictive and cognitive technologies advancing, reaching patients outside of care settings is only going to get more important.
Digital and Personal Connected Health

David Asch, MD, executive director at Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation, speaking at the Digital and Personal Connected Health conference Monday at HIMSS18.

By Jonah Comstock 03:27 pm March 05, 2018
Speakers at the Digital and Personal Connected Health say a research-like approach is key in finding new ways to solve problems.

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