Patient Engagement

biometrics entering new era in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:19 am July 30, 2018
Hospitals, consultants and tech vendors explain what’s happening now and where biometrics are headed.
Illustration of doctor's intuition beating AI

Image: Chelsea Turner, MIT

By Leontina Postelnicu 10:12 am July 25, 2018
Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems diagnose patients better than clinicians?
NHS to bolster hospital IT with $540M in new spending
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm July 23, 2018
The UK's new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care says tech transformation is coming to the National Health Service as he pledges big investments.
doctor talking with patient about health data
By Mike Miliard 04:46 pm July 20, 2018
Nearly two dozen chief information officers from leading U.S. health systems say they're keenly focused on patient engagement, a new report shows – while also trying to wring value from their technology infrastructure and innovate for the future.
Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.
Black Book report hospitals must prioritize patient experience in 2018
By Jeff Lagasse 09:28 am July 11, 2018
With 92 percent of healthcare consumers saying improved patient experience should be a top strategic priority for hospitals, a new crop of innovators is arising to help meet that demand.
Patient using a health app.
By Tonya Stewart 12:29 pm July 04, 2018
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a new NHS app that will put patients in control of their healthcare and will be available to everyone in England in December 2018.
Epic EHR and Apple Health Records API
By Mike Miliard 10:00 am July 03, 2018
In combination with the Epic MyChart app, patients can now access lab results, meds, vitals and more.
next-gen health IT consulting to focus on data science

Jeff Geppert, a senior research leader at Battelle, believes next-gen health IT consulting services will focus “on data science and applications that leverage large and connected datasets.”

By Bill Siwicki 01:11 pm June 28, 2018
Consultants weigh in on what hospitals should expect from them as healthcare moves beyond digitization and into the age of consumerism.
What hospitals need to improve patient experience: Real-time point of care data
By Mike Miliard 10:33 am June 22, 2018
Beyond HCAHPS: CXOs are looking for technology to offer better patient experience as a competitive differentiator.

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