Patient Engagement

Florida Governor Rick Scott talks to local emergency leaders in Florida as Hurricane Irma approaches. Photo via Twitter

By Jessica Davis 03:50 pm September 08, 2017
Two Houston providers discuss the successful efforts that helped them to weather Harvey and remain open during the hurricane.
Hurricane Harvey healthcare IT

A view across the street from Advanced Diagnostics Hospital and Clinic. Photo via Advanced Diagnostics

By Jessica Davis 10:44 am September 08, 2017
Devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey, and likely Hurricane Irma, highlights the pressing need for healthcare EHR interoperability, but a few providers said cloud-based tech help them deliver care when many couldn’t.
As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps
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By Axway 09:09 am September 06, 2017
U.S. consumers already are spending about five hours per day on their mobile devices, according to a report from Flurry Analytics. So, how can healthcare get its share of this screen time to better connect and engage patients?
Epic EHR at Lovelace Health

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

By Mike Miliard 01:50 pm September 05, 2017
Six hospitals and outpatient clinics at the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based health system are using the unified electronic health record system, which replaces 80 pieces of legacy software.
Sutter uses Lyft to help patients

Sutter offers patients, with documented needs, access to the Lyft transportation to get to appointments. Photo via Flickr

By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am August 30, 2017
Sutter seeks to solve access issues with the ride-hailing service. And patients do not need the app or even a smartphone.
HIMSS Pop Health Forum
By Bernie Monegain 10:10 am August 30, 2017
Speakers at the upcoming Pop Health Forum will share insights about engaging patients, both on-site and virtually. 
Twitter engineer Nandini Ramani

Nandini Ramani is charged with scaling and strengthening the Outcome Health’s technology platform along with its custom-made tablets.

By Bernie Monegain 01:35 pm August 28, 2017
Dubbed one of the sharpest engineers today, Nandini Ramani is charged with building up the company’s patient engagement tech.
hospital EHR deployments

While 80.5 percent of hospitals have installed at least a basic EHR system, researchers said that just 37.5 percent of hospitals have adopted at least eight of 10 components measuring EHR use for performance measurement.

By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm August 28, 2017
Small, rural and safety-net organizations could do better using their IT systems for performance management and patient engagement, new JAMIA study shows.
Karen DeSalvo Public Health 3.0

Karen DeSalvo, MD, is the former National Coordinator for Health IT.

By Mike Miliard 02:11 pm August 23, 2017
The former national coordinator says addressing social determinants is critical to the success of value-based care and that big infrastructure investment will enable localized approaches to public health.
population health Higi

A Higi kiosk station is set up in a retail store to help people monitor their health.

By Bill Siwicki 10:42 am August 22, 2017
Partnership hopes to incorporate genomic data to foster precision medicine, improve care.

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