Patient Engagement

Text-based tool reduces patient no-shows
By Bill Siwicki 09:43 am May 31, 2018
Riverside Medical Clinic's no-show rate was 10 percent just after the platform go-live – it was 3 percent just a month later, clearly suggesting a patient preference for texting over phone calls.
Next-gen patient engagement
By Bill Siwicki 08:08 am May 25, 2018
Hospitals are shaping always-on consumer experiences with cutting-edge digital health tools to access care.
UPMC remote patient monitoring
By Bill Siwicki 01:45 pm May 24, 2018
Its clinical use of remote monitoring is focused on congestive heart failure, advanced illness care, tobacco treatment services and inflammatory bowel diseases.
Precision medicine panel of experts speaking at HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit in Washington, D.C.

Aviva Debeer of IBM Watson Health said developers need to design experiences that engage patients in their own health at the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit.

By Tom Sullivan 10:45 am May 22, 2018
That burdens hospitals with the responsibility to ensure affordability, access and ethics to avoid making a broken healthcare system even worse.
Hospital taps iPad-based language interpretation

Hospitals use an app for remote interpretation services to connects providers with qualified medical interpreters to assist with population health management projects.

By Bill Siwicki 02:18 pm May 21, 2018
Southcoast Health shows how video-based interpretation is improving patient engagement and experience, and allaying the fears of patients with limited English proficiency.
next generation EHRs on mobile
By Bill Siwicki 08:51 am May 21, 2018
EHRs will feature automation analytics, telemedicine, genomics and more in the not-too-distant future.
biometric patient check-in
By Bill Siwicki 01:09 pm May 17, 2018
The integrated technology aims to streamline patient registration, safeguard privacy and enhance patient engagement.
post-op recovery app for patients used by hospitals

SeemlessMD app is among the apps utilized in hospitals to deliver customized daily lessons to those with scheduled surgeries to help better prepare for surgery and assist with post-op recovery.

By Bill Siwicki 02:54 pm May 16, 2018
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center's new workflow includes a customized app for surgical patients who don’t have easy access to physicians.
NHS England talks with HIMSS International about UK eHealth week

Matthew Swindells, from NHS England, chats with Charles Alessi, MD, of HIMSS International, about how the U.K. health system is evolving in the age of technology during eHealth Week. Credit: HIMSS TV

By Mike Miliard 03:11 pm May 15, 2018
A new report from KLAS shows NHS data sharing to be cumbersome and disruptive to clinical workflows.
University Hospital Southampton.
By Adrian Byrne 12:29 pm May 13, 2018
As a major teaching and research centre, we had ambitious plans to digitise our operations by integrating all open systems into a single hub.

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