Patient Engagement

By John Halamka 10:51 am March 25, 2016
"We believe that mobile devices such as iPhones will become the predominant means by which patients interact with BIDMC," says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD. "Your phone will be the repository of your medical record."
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By InterSystems 09:18 am February 03, 2016
(SPONSORED) Two physicians working at the intersection of healthcare and technology recently chatted about what FHIR will mean to practitioners at the point of care.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 02:12 pm December 29, 2015
In the new world of the Internet of Healthy Things, virtually any object can be transformed into a data-collecting object that can be used to improve your health.
By Josh Amer 07:20 am December 17, 2015
Rather than looking at other consumer-oriented industries' tactics, looking at strategies and processes can give us better insight into what will make a greater impact on the future of the healthcare experience.
By Mike Lovett 08:45 am December 09, 2015
Even though risk-bearing arrangements give rise to the need for efficiency improvements and other cost-saving measures, profitable ACOs understand that prioritizing patient care around outcomes improvement is the overarching strategy that delivers the greatest return.
By Torben Nielsen 02:04 pm December 04, 2015
In November, CMS updated guidance that previously called for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, the data is now only required to be updated quarterly.
By Jamo Rubin, MD 09:01 am November 30, 2015
To achieve the Triple Aim, healthcare leaders often target their attention first on processes that directly impact their bottom line. However, today's increasingly value-based environment requires health systems to expand their focus from processes of care to improving patients' experience of care.
By Chris Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer, Validic 08:38 am November 30, 2015
(SPONSORED) Innovation and consumer adoption of various digital-health technologies are prompting employers to integrate employee-generated data into their wellness initiatives at an accelerated pace.
By D'Arcy Gue 02:59 pm November 23, 2015
On the face of it, the use of computers to order prescriptions seems like a no-brainer. Who, after all, is capable of reading a physician's handwriting? But if we set aside clichés, there is still this question: Does e-prescribing provide distinct benefits over handwritten patient prescriptions?
By Chris Bowen 10:09 am November 13, 2015
The Ashley Madison hack should raise two immediate questions for organizations everywhere: Do they house sensitive and potentially embarrassing data? If so, is it adequately protected from both internal and external threats?

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