Patient Engagement

Bridge
By Jessica Davis 11:13 am November 30, 2015
Innovations in healthcare face challenges without a continuous assessment of growing health IT needs. Furthermore, interoperability is crucial to the effectiveness of IT systems as they move from volume-based to value-based care, a new report from the American Hospital Association shows.
Apple Watch
By Tom Sullivan 10:14 am November 30, 2015
It sounds almost shadowy and top-secret: An innovation wing in Louisiana is home to cutting-edge work undertaken by Apple, Epic and a tech-savvy provider. That would be Ochsner Health System.
Heart with heart rate line
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am November 20, 2015
The new MyCareLink Smart Monitor from Medtronic, just approved by the FDA, enables patients with implantable pacemakers to use their smartphones to transmit secure data from their pacemakers to their physicians.
Man with smartphone and laptop
By Jessica Davis 05:44 am November 20, 2015
Technology has the "ability to change the marketplace" and the market is set to expand even further over the next two years. Companies are recognizing the shift to consumer-based care and moving toward a more integrated approach.
Road
By Jessica Davis 11:01 am November 18, 2015
As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems and have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down.
Roadblock
By Jessica Davis 10:38 am November 17, 2015
Nine out of 10 physicians would use telehealth if they were properly reimbursed, according to a new survey conducted by Anthem and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Chanin Wendling
By Jessica Davis 10:16 am November 16, 2015
Geisinger Health System made waves this past week by announcing it will offer refunds for 'dissatisfied' surgery patients. Chanin Wendling, Geisinger's director of eHealth, talks about the technology underpinning the project and the population health strategy behind it.
Intermountain
By Susan Morse 09:55 am November 12, 2015
The Utah health system, a longtime IT leader, is consolidating revenue cycle functions -- totaling $5 billion in annual gross patient revenue -- across its 22 hospitals and more than 100 physician clinics.
patient in exam room
By Jessica Davis 05:17 am November 12, 2015
In a novel initiative, Geisinger Health System is launching a refund program for patients not met with "kindness and compassion," President and CEO David T. Feinberg, MD, announced this week.
Walgreens
By Jessica Davis 03:27 pm November 10, 2015
The largest U.S. drugstore chain and telehealth provider MDLive are expanding their virtual care collaboration to 20 more states, bringing the total to 25. Walgreens also just unveiled a new app that rewards daily wellness measurements.

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