Patient Engagement

New BCBS Institute working with Lyft, CVS, Walgreens to tackle social determinants

Ridesharing is among the population health initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to improve health access and outcomes by leveraging technology and strategic alliances.

By Mike Miliard 10:08 am March 16, 2018
With the new subsidiary, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association bets on technology and strategic alliances to help improve socioeconomic factors for health.
Mayo Clinic boosts clinical trials with IBM Watson artificial intelligence
By Bernie Monegain 02:05 pm March 14, 2018
Mayo Clinic and IBM Watson Health have announced the results of a cutting-edge project putting the supercomputer to work for patient matching: Watson brought in more patients than before to participate in recent breast cancer clinical trials.
Cleveland Clinic CEO Tom Mihaljevic

Credit: Cleveland Clinic

By Bernie Monegain 12:11 pm March 14, 2018
In his first State of the Clinic, Cleveland Clinic CEO Tom Mihaljevic, MD, called on the health system’s 57,000 employees around the world to focus on caring: “how we care for patients, care for each other, care for the organization, and care for our communities,” he urged.
HIMSS18

HIMSS CEO Hal Wolf gives the opening keynote of HIMSS18 in Las Vegas.

By Mike Miliard 04:02 pm March 12, 2018
The post-EHR era is well and truly here, but EHR-centric challenges are still as thorny as ever.
Patients engage doctors digitally, but don't share data
By Bill Siwicki 11:25 am March 09, 2018
Patients and physicians both are ready to engage with one another using digital tools, according to a new Ernst & Young national survey released at HIMSS18 this week.

PerSoN Clinic includes real-time condition tracking, an online community, a private support group, an online library and a daily journal publication. (Photo via iOS store)

By Bill Siwicki 02:15 am March 09, 2018
PerSoN Clinic unwraps an engagement platform; Payfone and higi partner around kiosks; and Acxiom debuts its Patients Insights Package.
PointClickCare launches developer program aimed at LTPAC apps
By Mike Miliard 06:47 pm March 08, 2018
The new self-service program will offer robust APIs to encourage creation of new tools for a space that's often underserved by technology.
workplace wellness

On Monday, a panel at the Personal Connected Health Alliance’s Innovation Leaders Summit at HIMSS18 shared their ideas about how wearable technology is leading to record engagement and motivation for employee populations.

By Jonah Comstock 01:40 pm March 07, 2018
Leaders from UnitedHealthcare, Fitbit and Castlight agree that wearable technology is having a dramatic effect on employee motivation.
Patient engagement vendors at HIMSS18
By Bill Siwicki 01:01 pm March 07, 2018
Docent Health and mPulse Mobile team, Fujitsu America debuts a cloud-based platform, and Wellpepper to disseminate Mayo Clinic care plans.
ONC chief Donald Rucker
By Mike Miliard 11:28 am March 07, 2018
The National Coordinator explains how ONC is approaching 21st Century Cures, TEFCA, info blocking, EHR usability, the power of smartphones to drive interoperability and more.

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