Patient Engagement

Zika risk
By Tom Sullivan 12:33 pm October 18, 2017
New software hints at the potential to better understand and avoid adverse health events by tapping into weather data.

Rasu Shrestha, MD, chief innovation officer at UPMC and executive vice president at UPMC Enterprises, discusses how innovation can drive connected-health initiatives.

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By Lenovo Health 09:43 am October 18, 2017
While it’s difficult to predict what will happen next in Washington, there is certainty around one thing. The industry needs to “move from volume to value-based care. Everyone is on the same page about that,” said Jeff Coughlin, senior director of federal and state affairs at HIMSS.
Northwell Health and Amazon Alexa
By Dave Muoio 03:56 pm October 17, 2017
A new skill for Amazon's Alexa voice assistant will direct New York patients to convenient emergency and urgent care locations with the shortest waits.
Allscripts and Zocdoc
By Bill Siwicki 01:03 pm October 17, 2017
Through the EHR vendor’s developer program, Zocdoc connects with Allscripts’ clinical scheduling software.

Pine Rest Campus Clinic in Grand Rapids. Photo via pinerest.org

By Bernie Monegain 02:39 pm October 16, 2017
Goal is to give patients access to their clinical and behavioral info through MyChart, Epic’s patient portal.
patient experience
By Tom Sullivan 10:10 am October 16, 2017
Hospitals are beginning to think big about patient experience, which starts in people’s homes, communities and even workplaces.
Predictive analytics in healthcare
By Mike Miliard 09:29 am October 16, 2017
Using big data to find incidents of medication nonadherence – and using it to tailor patient interventions  – is a key component to population health, says Harvard's Niteesh Choudhry.
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By Change Healthcare 08:23 am October 16, 2017
Most organizations take an administrative approach to managing denials. Maybe that’s why they’re not collecting as much as they should.
Patients own their medical data
By Jessica Davis 12:50 pm October 13, 2017
The renowned author and physician-scientist highlights the hurdles to sharing data with patients and asserts that giving patients their records could save lives.
cerner interoperability
By Mike Miliard 03:25 pm October 12, 2017
Its launch of portal-connected consumer health record and extension of free CommonWell exchange services are meant to show commitment to interoperability, "no matter what the definition," said President Zane Burke.

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