Patient Engagement

To protect against coronavirus, OhMD offers free version of its patient texting platform
By Bill Siwicki 12:12 pm March 09, 2020
Hospitals and group practices can obtain the patient texting technology at no cost to help protect their caregivers and patients from unnecessary contact.
By Mike Miliard 09:36 am March 09, 2020
Both CMS and ONC have issued what they call "transformative" rules addressing 21st Century Cures data access requirements; they'll impact providers, payers, vendors and patients.
By Mike Miliard 04:04 pm March 05, 2020
American Telemedicine Association cheers the $8 billion emergency funding legislation, which it says will expand the toolkits of healthcare professionals working to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
American Well to preview TV-based telemedicine for the home at HIMSS20
By Bill Siwicki 11:05 am March 05, 2020
The new device, CarePort, is designed to allow caregivers to easily hook up with patients in their homes. The vendor's CEO eyes enabling senior citizens to stay at home, not the hospital.
Amazon Alexa now using First Databank drug information to answer med questions
By Bill Siwicki 11:31 am March 03, 2020
Specialized answers about medication information were created specifically for the ambient voice-enabled service.
By Nathan Eddy 02:21 pm March 02, 2020
The expanded bandwidth would be a big boost to smartphone-based healthcare consultations, enabling doctors to remotely monitor a patient’s vitals and analyze the statistics in real time.
By Nathan Eddy 03:52 pm February 28, 2020
The Cerner system was scheduled to go live March 28, but was delayed due to the need for additional development of interfaces between the existing EHR, Cerner’s platform and VA's general IT infrastructure.
By Mike Miliard 01:24 pm February 26, 2020
AMA officials say the playbook aims to dispel some of the "myths and misconceptions from an array of complex federal and state laws surrounding patient electronic access to medical information."

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By Mike Miliard 03:08 pm February 25, 2020
Now generally available, the EHR-linked new Dragon Ambient eXperience applies AI to help capture and contextualize physicians' conversations with their patients.
InstaMed points HIMSS20 attendees toward price transparency, consumerism and interoperability
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm February 25, 2020
These are three trends the healthcare payments network sees as most impactful surrounding this year’s global conference.

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