Patient Engagement

Vaccines, covid-19
By Charles Alessi 01:55 am January 20, 2021
We are witnessing a race in the vaccine rollout. A race towards the light at the end of a tunnel and a race which will likely define the next few years, according to Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS. 
By Joyoti Goswami 02:46 pm December 15, 2020
At Geisinger in Pennsylvania, a pilot program to bring care to the homes of older patients with complex healthcare needs has shown a 35% reduction in visit
By Paddy Padmanabhan 02:55 pm December 09, 2020
Mature health systems recognize the importance of context and design virtual care programs accordingly. Telehealth looks different for millennials and retirees, rural and urban patients and population groups with fundamentally different healthcare needs.
By Charles Alessi 02:16 am December 07, 2020
We start 2021 with hope and well-founded optimism, despite the ravages of the pandemic, reflects Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer at HIMSS. 
COVID-19, NHS, digital innovation, vaccine
By Layla McCay 01:35 am November 18, 2020
The pace of change will never be so slow again, according to Layla McKay, director of International Relations at NHS Confederation.
By Paddy Padmanabhan 12:47 pm October 28, 2020
A few months ago, who would have thought that going into a hospital or clinic to meet with your doctor would be considered a high-risk experience? And yet, here we are.
Black History Month
By Dr Shera Chok 03:42 am October 27, 2020
As Black History Month comes to close, will this mean that the achievements and contribution of Black people in the UK and the need to take action will be packed away for another year, asks Dr Shera Chok, co-founder of the Shuri Network.
COVID-19, contact tracing
By Charles Alessi 08:16 am October 19, 2020
As we have heard repeatedly over the past few months, there is a need to think of managing this pandemic in the same way we prepare for a marathon rather than a sprint, says Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer, HIMSS.  
By Mike Restuccia 04:53 pm August 14, 2020
More than ever, the system selected to provide telemedicine services must provide added controls to overcome factors that are outside the control of the provider.
By Charles Alessi 02:51 am August 12, 2020
Health and care have been inexorably moving toward a new paradigm – one where the nature of the interactions is more personalised and they require the person to be more active in their pursuit of reducing risks that have an adverse effect upon the development of non-communicable diseases, says Dr Charles Alessi, chief clinical officer...