Patient portals

Lake Region Healthcare
By Jack McCarthy 10:59 pm November 01, 2015
At Lake Region Healthcare, in Fergus Falls, Minn., the IT department is finding success with the help of several nurses acting as IT staff clinical analysts.
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.
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.
Growth chart on chalkboard
By Mike Miliard 10:05 am October 16, 2015
Venture capital funding for digital health rebounded in Q3 2015, up 32 percent quarter over quarter with $1.6 billion doled out across 148 deals, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group.
Doctor and patient
By Eric Wicklund 07:38 am October 14, 2015
Doctors need to listen to what their patients are saying and feeling -- and treat those additions to the electronic health record with the same value as any quality improvement program.
Patient and doctor with tablet
By Eric Wicklund 03:20 pm October 13, 2015
Despite all the buzzwords and shiny new objects, the technologies available are secondary factors when it comes to engaging patients and improving outcomes.
Army
By Bernie Monegain 08:42 am October 09, 2015
Retired Capt. Nathan Wayne Waldon had his audience at hello. With a mix of humor, storytelling skills and health IT insight, he kept the crowd at the HIMSS Public Policy Summit rapt to the end on Thursday.
Future technology
By Bernie Monegain 10:37 am October 08, 2015
Imagine the state of healthcare and healthcare information technology in five years. What will it look like? Will healthcare provide more -- or less -- value? Will care be better coordinated? Will patients be more engaged? What about interoperability?
University of Missouri Health Care
By Bernie Monegain 10:59 am October 07, 2015
University of Missouri Health Care is one of the latest two health systems to receive the global HIMSS Enterprise Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence for healthcare technology innovations that are improving patient outcomes.

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