Patient Engagement

Coroners have linked 11 patient deaths with safety concerns about NHS Pathways.

By Tammy Lovell 04:43 am July 17, 2019
Coroners have called for action to prevent further fatalities linked to the NHS Pathways system following 11 patient deaths.
Telemedicine consultation.
By Jeff Lagasse 03:02 pm July 16, 2019
Physicians of almost all age groups show an interest in pursuing telemedicine jobs or service lines.
Doctor talking to patient.
By 03:15 pm July 15, 2019
Like all consumers, today’s patients expect a better experience: convenient scheduling, easy access to services and responsive clinicians. And focusing on the patient is improving the experience for clinicians, too.
By Charles Alessi 09:56 am July 15, 2019
Charles Alessi, HIMSS chief clinical officer, looks at the impact of patients becoming more informed, assertive and engaged in their care.

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By Lynne Minion 09:50 am July 12, 2019
Following the unexpected death of his celebrity son over a decade ago, Kim Ledger is campaigning to reduce prescription drug-related deaths. Digital surveillance could be part of the solution.
AI and virtual care are changing the healthcare workforce – but there's a difference between 'tasks and jobs'
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am July 10, 2019
Accenture's Kaveh Safavi discusses healthcare's outsized spend on labor – and how machine learning, telehealth and consumerism are transforming how work is done and who does it.
By Philipp Grätzel von Grätz 08:30 am July 08, 2019
Pay for performance models continue to experience a hard time, especially those that try to leverage capitated payment schemes to reach the ‘triple aim’ of improved population health, enhanced patient care, and cost reduction. 
OpenNotes notches another big milestone, with 40 million patients now seeing their EHRs

Note sharing "requires a culture shift in medicine, and that’s not easy," said OpenNotes cofounder Dr. Tom Delbanco. "But patients love it and gain important clinical benefits, and clinicians learn quickly to build it into their practice."

By Mike Miliard 01:20 pm July 05, 2019
As more than 200 health systems have signed on with the patient empowerment movement, population health, patient safety and quality improvement gains are apparent.

Credit: Ryman Healthcare

By Rebecca McBeth 11:50 pm June 30, 2019
Aged-care provider Ryman Healthcare in New Zealand has built its own electronic care planning system that runs on 3,500 tablets deployed in residents’ rooms across its residential aged-care villages.
OB/GYN health system Advantia Health acquires telemedicine perinatal specialist Pacify

OB/GYN specialist Advantia Health.

By Bill Siwicki 01:21 pm June 28, 2019
The two women’s care organizations are blending their care operations to build on each other’s strengths. The vendor’s telehealth technology has helped decrease ER visits by 26%.

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