Patient Engagement

Money and tech
By Jessica Davis 10:50 am October 29, 2015
Hospitals are continuing to make big investments in technology as they recognize the need to effectively manage population health, according to C-suite execs polled for Premier's Fall 2015 Economic Outlook survey.
Digital caduceus
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 01:58 pm October 28, 2015
A few months back, our columnist shared her struggle to obtain electronic copies of her and her daughter's health data. Overall, the results were disappointing. Unfortunately, some apps notwithstanding, they mostly still are.
Megaphone and whistle
By Jessica Davis 10:42 am October 27, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians has launched an online platform to encourage its members to send a message to Congress, sharing their concerns about Stage 3 meaningful use.
Typing on laptop
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am October 27, 2015
Portals and personal health records have been touted as ways to spur better patient engagement and set the stage for improved outcomes. But a new study shows they often aren't used at all by the very people who may need them most.
hands in a circle indicating teamwork
By Eric Wicklund 08:01 am October 26, 2015
Picture this: Every member of a patient's care collective -- family, friends, home health providers, specialists, therapists, even pharmacists -- can see what's happening when appropriate and receive alerts about that patient when necessary.
Lightbulbs
By Jessica Davis 11:00 am October 23, 2015
Many hospital executives are still ill-prepared for the drastic technological innovations happening across healthcare, and many organizations are actively seeking a different kind of C-suite to handle the change.
Prism
By Jessica Davis 09:15 am October 22, 2015
A new pilot program is designed to enhance precision medicine through analysis of retrieved patient data to ensure the right information is given to the correct medical professional in a timely manner.
Healthcare icons
By Eric Wicklund 09:52 am October 21, 2015
Care coordination specialist builds out its toolbox by purchasing a platform that makes provider data available to caregivers and patients.
Blood vessel
By Diana Manos 07:49 am October 21, 2015
For precision medicine to become widespread, healthcare organizations must become "data-driven enterprises," wherein physicians use the information most pertinent to their patients.
Illustration of doctor with money
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 09:16 am October 20, 2015
Healthcare spending in the U.S. far exceeds that of other high-income countries, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. Despite that, Americans have poorer results on several key health outcome measures.

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