Patient Engagement

Best Buy acquires GreatCall for $800 million
By Jonah Comstock 10:53 am August 16, 2018
Retail giant says that buying the aging in place vendor is part of its strategy to offer seniors a wider range of technologies.
US Digital Service Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig speaking at USDS prior to the Blue Button 2.0 Conference in Washington, D.C.

US Digital Service Deputy Administrator Edward Hartwig speaking at USDS prior to the Blue Button 2.0 Conference in Washington, D.C.

By Tom Sullivan 11:29 am August 15, 2018
Cloud giants are poised to reshape the industry with FHIR and open APIs to unleash the power of consumerism.
Blue Button Conference in Washington DC
By Tom Sullivan 01:23 pm August 14, 2018
With more than 700 developers now in the Blue Button sandbox, officials from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Digital Service say we are just scratching the surface of what the API-first approach can accomplish.
By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm August 03, 2018
The health system is ahead of the curve in routinely working genetics into primary care, and patient-shared genomic data has found a home in its EHR for physicians to reference.
exterior view of Medical Offices of Manhattan, New York

Medical Offices of Manhattan

By Bill Siwicki 02:19 pm August 02, 2018
Offices using the technology from his company, LabFinder.com, report receiving 64 percent fewer phone tag calls, and say office staff feel less overwhelmed.
Microsoft patent application

Microsoft patent application. Credit: WIPO

By Bernie Monegain 02:53 pm July 30, 2018
With a prototype medical device, the software giant aims to replace the traditional cuff monitor for tracking blood pressure.
biometrics entering new era in healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 09:19 am July 30, 2018
Hospitals, consultants and tech vendors explain what’s happening now and where biometrics are headed.
NHS to bolster hospital IT with $540M in new spending
By Mike Miliard 03:32 pm July 23, 2018
The UK's new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care says tech transformation is coming to the National Health Service as he pledges big investments.
doctor talking with patient about health data
By Mike Miliard 04:46 pm July 20, 2018
Nearly two dozen chief information officers from leading U.S. health systems say they're keenly focused on patient engagement, a new report shows – while also trying to wring value from their technology infrastructure and innovate for the future.
Mobile app uses blockchain and FHIR to help patients manage their health data

The pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator app to allow patients to securely organize and share their medical records.

By Bill Siwicki 09:48 am July 18, 2018
The startup is working in conjunction with Cape Fear Valley Health pilot test to add social features for Medicare beneficiaries with congestive heart failure.

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