Patient Engagement

Butterfly emerging
By Mike Miliard 05:40 am August 25, 2015
By now, everyone's got an EMR. And most providers are also making use of ancillary technologies to help harness patient data toward more efficient care and better outcomes. But many species of health IT are still surprisingly underused in the U.S. hospital market.
Man climbing cliff
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 06:02 am August 21, 2015
As Washington looks eagerly toward Stage 3 meaningful use, many providers are still working toward Stage 2. Despite disappointing attestation numbers in 2014, and widespread complaints about its challenging criteria, more and more are getting close to the finish line.
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By Andrew Watson 04:09 am August 21, 2015
Academic Medical Centers are facing mounting pressure to drastically alter their philosophy and approach to their mission while maintaining their brand via the clinical, teaching and research activities that have driven their reputation for years.
MDM Testing Cross Post Alter
By Tom Sullivan 11:34 pm August 20, 2015
Update The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information, then applying those precisely to individual patients hinges on the confluence of various factors.
Docs giving thumbs up
By Mike Miliard 11:02 am August 20, 2015
Contrary to a spate of recent studies that show rising physician aggravation with EHR systems, another new poll shows majorities of large practices commending the "enhancements in functionality, service and innovation" of leading vendors.
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By Tom Sullivan 07:36 am August 20, 2015
The notion of gleaning insights from mountains of health information -- and then applying those precisely to individual patients -- hinges on the confluence of various factors. But it all boils down to one magic word.
Telehealth
By Eric Wicklund 11:08 am August 19, 2015
One hospital's telehealth program, focusing on patient engagement pre- and post-surgery, has resulted in some impressive outcome improvements.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am August 17, 2015
Five years after being chosen as one of three pilot locations for the OpenNotes project, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is seeing encouraging returns from allowing patients access to their clinical notes.
Alphabet
By Jack McCarthy 07:51 am August 12, 2015
The companies will work together to create small, low-cost diabetes sensors.
By Erin McCann 10:53 am August 05, 2015
The popular crowd-sourced review site Yelp is teaming up with an unlikely partner to put more healthcare facility data and reviews into the hands of the consumer.

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