Patient Engagement

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn is a health economist and advisor at THINK-Health, a health consultancy she founded in 1992.

By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 04:12 pm July 25, 2016
As patients learn to manage high-deductible plans and health savings accounts, convenience, accessibility and neighborhood connections are shaping patient's financial decisions.
By Regina Holliday 02:11 pm July 18, 2016
This is the sixth year of the Walking Gallery of Healthcare.  We now number over 300 members walking around the world with patient story paintings on our backs.  We are attending medical conferences where often there isn’t a patient speaker on the dais or in the audience.
By Jane Sarasohn-Kahn 03:41 pm May 23, 2016
Putting patients at the center of preventing mortality from blood clots, and being more aware of them in recognizing their onset, is key to stemming the disease burden. We can do more to engage with information, tools and other patients and programs to help monitor this condition.
By John Halamka 10:51 am March 25, 2016
"We believe that mobile devices such as iPhones will become the predominant means by which patients interact with BIDMC," says Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD. "Your phone will be the repository of your medical record."
doctors looking at computer
By InterSystems 09:18 am February 03, 2016
(SPONSORED) Two physicians working at the intersection of healthcare and technology recently chatted about what FHIR will mean to practitioners at the point of care.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 02:12 pm December 29, 2015
In the new world of the Internet of Healthy Things, virtually any object can be transformed into a data-collecting object that can be used to improve your health.
By Josh Amer 07:20 am December 17, 2015
Rather than looking at other consumer-oriented industries' tactics, looking at strategies and processes can give us better insight into what will make a greater impact on the future of the healthcare experience.
By Mike Lovett 08:45 am December 09, 2015
Even though risk-bearing arrangements give rise to the need for efficiency improvements and other cost-saving measures, profitable ACOs understand that prioritizing patient care around outcomes improvement is the overarching strategy that delivers the greatest return.
By Torben Nielsen 02:04 pm December 04, 2015
In November, CMS updated guidance that previously called for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, the data is now only required to be updated quarterly.
By Jamo Rubin, MD 09:01 am November 30, 2015
To achieve the Triple Aim, healthcare leaders often target their attention first on processes that directly impact their bottom line. However, today's increasingly value-based environment requires health systems to expand their focus from processes of care to improving patients' experience of care.

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