Patient Engagement

Telemedicine platform helps Texas Health Aetna save $398 per ER avoidance
By Bill Siwicki 12:58 pm June 18, 2019
The text-based telehealth system connects patients with contracted providers from Acute Care Transitions, who care for patients then and there or direct them to where they need to be.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:37 pm June 17, 2019
Just one subtle comment expressing workplace frustration was enough for people to view someone as a less credible health professional.

Screengrab of the SA Pathology's website.

By Dean Koh 03:38 am June 17, 2019
Following Northern Territory Department of Health’s announcement that it will soon become the first pathology provider to link the online test results
Digital monitoring helps reduce hospital visits for COPD patients
By Nathan Eddy 11:52 am June 12, 2019
Use of an inhaler-connected sensor helped push the average number of COPD-related hospital trips down to an average of 2.2, compared to the year prior to study enrollment when the average was 3.4 trips to the hospital.
Carilion Clinic, Mytonomy partner on virtual care to fight opioid epidemic
By Nathan Eddy 11:47 am June 12, 2019
They have created a series of video education and engagement tools to assist healthcare staff and clinicians dealing with opioid addiction.

Stefanie Veraghtert, director & founder of The Big C

By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 04:31 am June 12, 2019
Digitisation can alleviate the challenges healthcare is facing. But this won’t happen automatically. Citizens and patients have to take the lead – as data owners and co-creators.
Patients say physicians with mobile apps are faster, convenient, offer better communication
By Nathan Eddy 11:20 am June 11, 2019
54 percent of survey respondents said they thought physicians who leverage mobile technology cut down on physician wait times, a new survey finds.  But security still is a concern.
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 10:23 am June 11, 2019
Digital tools are flourishing in healthcare, but only a minority succeed in really empowering the patient. Why? Because digital care and shared decision making only work as a team effort.
Precision medicine player joins Biden Cancer Initiative aiming to improve clinical trials access
By Nathan Eddy 11:35 am June 07, 2019
Precision medicine and clinical trial matching specialist Massive Bio is partnering with the initiative. Massive Bio’s precision medicine approach is based on a genetic understanding of the patient, allowing doctors to better select treatments most likely to help those patients.
Doctors rarely aware of online feedback from patients
By Nathan Eddy 11:20 am June 07, 2019
Moreover, the majority of respondents to a new survey had never encouraged patients to leave online feedback in the first place, although feedback on reviews or ratings sites was seen as more useful than social media feedback to help improve services.

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