Patient portals

horse-and-buggy
By Bernie Monegain 09:14 am May 08, 2015
The U.S. healthcare industry's billing and payment system is a horse-and-buggy in a world contemplating driverless cars, a new report from PwC asserts and calls for going to digital options stat.
Doc and patient with records
By Michelle Ronan Noteboom 10:25 am May 01, 2015
You've probably heard of it once or twice over the past few years. But it's a concept that still needs some more definition. Our columnist explains why she's not a fan of "patient engagement."
portals population health
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am April 28, 2015
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious.
Woman with laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am April 23, 2015
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing the requisite.
Doc with tablet
By Natalie Hodge, MD 01:56 pm April 22, 2015
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here are two ways of harnessing technology to meet the criteria.
laptop
By Mike Miliard 10:28 am April 20, 2015
One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to view download or transmit their digitized health information. That may soon change.
doctor with patient using tablet
By Mike Miliard 07:09 pm April 14, 2015
Jan Oldenburg has been working on patient engagement since the mid-'90s. Back then, there was an "ever-receding five-year plan" for when patients would finally have widespread access to their health records. We're finally just about there -- but not quite all the way.
By Chris Hayden 09:17 am April 14, 2015
The H.I.T. Men and Women award ceremony on April 13 honored nine men and women in healthcare who have made significant contributions through their dedication and vision.
virtual images coming out of tablet
By Frank Irving 08:35 pm April 13, 2015
Amid the world's largest instance of the Epic EHR, future focus is on drilling down to the individual patient level.
people taking notes
By John Andrews 03:42 pm April 12, 2015
OpenNotes advocates are predicting a groundswell of public support for giving patients access to physician notes as part of their medical profile, saying it will help patients understand their diagnoses better and catch potential errors in their profiles.

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