Patient Engagement

Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS, outlines how the 2030 patient would have access to their customised care and wellness record. 

By Charles Alessi 06:55 am November 21, 2019
Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS, outlines how the 2030 patient would have access to their customised care and wellness record. 
Healthcare in 21 years: data sharing, empowered consumers, big breakthroughs
By Nathan Eddy 12:50 pm November 20, 2019
As it looks ahead to 2040, Deloitte sees fundamental improvements in the decades ahead – with advances in interoperability, improvements for patient access and major medical discoveries enabling fundamental behavior change for better health.
At Cigna, telehealth reduces patient costs and ER visits, and boosts use of generic Rx

A look at how patients make telemedicine appointments through Cigna's telehealth program.

By Bill Siwicki 11:37 am November 20, 2019
In addition, Cigna’s telemedicine customers have given high patient satisfaction scores: a Net Promoter Score of 81.1 among those who use the service.
By Bill Siwicki 11:42 am November 19, 2019
Horrid handwriting, redundant EHR tasks and lengthy documentation plagued Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. Not anymore, thanks to new note templates and tools.
At Sentara Healthcare, biometric tech links patients to correct records
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm November 18, 2019
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
By Nathan Eddy 10:24 am November 18, 2019
The nudges in reprogrammed electronic health records prompt medical assistants to set up a screening order for doctors to sign once they see the patient.

Analysis is key in shaping care for individual patients as well as across organisations and health systems. 

By Ellen Coughlan 05:38 am November 18, 2019
Ellen Coughlan, programme manager at the Health Foundation, provides insight on how the charity helped create a free and openly available tool for organisations to take the first step toward realising the value of the data they collect.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.
By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm November 12, 2019
While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts.

Above photo: Hawke’s Bay Hospital clinicians at a pop-up training shop on the clinical portal.

By Rebecca McBeth 01:18 am November 11, 2019
The DHB’s executive director digital enablement Anne Speden said strong clinical engagement has been key to the smooth roll out of the portal.

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