Patient Engagement

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...

Michael Seres giving a Keynote at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019, Helsinki, Finland

By Angela Velkova 03:20 pm August 10, 2020
Michael Seres was an entrepreneur, patient advocate, husband and father of three. He died on 30 May 2020, in California, US, of a sepsis infection. This news not only shook the patient community, but also the global healthcare IT space.
By Bogi Eliasen 03:08 am July 22, 2020
Without cross-border co-operation the potential of personalised health cannot be realised, acccording to Bogi Eliasen, director at the Health Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies and HIMSS Future50 leader, who will be speaking at HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event taking place 7-11 September.
By John P. Donohue 09:22 am July 09, 2020
Move over patient engagement: A positive patient experience is the new imperative for health systems that recognize the value of customer satisfaction.
By Sharon Taylor 04:30 pm July 07, 2020
When working with big data, small inconsistencies in data entry matter. Leaving the task of cleaning up registration or demographic data to data scientists or IT staff will be expensive.