Patient Engagement

By Kat Jercich 10:48 am June 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has acted as an "unexpected experiment" for telehealth, but despite its huge promise and the hopes of many that it will become the new normal, experts say it's difficult to predict what's next.
By Sara Mageit 04:21 am June 12, 2020
Also, NHS launches new online support for people with diabetes in this week’s Healthcare IT News roundup.
person hailing rideshare
By Mallory Hackett 05:41 pm June 11, 2020
Providers can schedule rides for patients, get real-time GPS tracking and message drivers.
By Mike Miliard 05:33 pm June 11, 2020
In a study from Mayo Clinic Proceedings, NYU Langone and Doctor on Demand show how patients are finding value in virtual care, with many citing a rewarding rapport with their provider.
By Kat Jercich 04:36 pm June 11, 2020
The digital interventions have led to improvements in the numbers of preventable emergency department visits, said experts from the New York health system during a HIMSS20 Digital presentation.
Hartford Hospital entrance

Hartford Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:07 pm June 10, 2020
The machine learning-powered app has gained attention as a way to reshape pain therapy and enhance self-care for oncology, orthopedics, women’s health, migraine headaches and more.
Professional going over paperwork with a client, who reads a tablet
By Kat Jercich 11:55 am June 10, 2020
According to a new JAMA study, patients reported finding mistakes in diagnoses, medical history, medications and more – and practitioners were not always open to correcting the errors.
Senior patient talking to woman doctor.
By Laura Lovett 05:33 pm June 09, 2020
Providence's Dr. Matthew Gonzales discusses how using informative video clips is helping patients plan for the future at HIMSS20 Digital.  
By Kat Jercich 04:52 pm June 08, 2020
David Smith, executive director for the Medicaid Transformation Project, says vulnerable people are being left behind by the telehealth revolution – and it's vital to address systemic racism, language barriers and social determinants of health.

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By Kat Jercich 05:28 pm June 05, 2020
The Exposure Notification Privacy Act requires public health officials to be involved with any exposure notification systems and prohibits commercial use of users' data.