Patient Engagement

By Bill Siwicki 11:42 am November 19, 2019
Horrid handwriting, redundant EHR tasks and lengthy documentation plagued Falls Community Hospital and Clinic. Not anymore, thanks to new note templates and tools.
At Sentara Healthcare, biometric tech links patients to correct records
By Bill Siwicki 12:35 pm November 18, 2019
The palm print identity authentication system connects 750,000 patients to their Epic EHR – in one case, even when a patient was having a stroke and unable to speak.
By Nathan Eddy 10:24 am November 18, 2019
The nudges in reprogrammed electronic health records prompt medical assistants to set up a screening order for doctors to sign once they see the patient.

Analysis is key in shaping care for individual patients as well as across organisations and health systems. 

By Ellen Coughlan 05:38 am November 18, 2019
Ellen Coughlan, programme manager at the Health Foundation, provides insight on how the charity helped create a free and openly available tool for organisations to take the first step toward realising the value of the data they collect.
By Mike Miliard 09:41 am November 14, 2019
Despite HIPAA's right of access rule, and CMS and ONC prioritizing consumer access in their forthcoming 21st Century Cures regs, a new scorecard shows that providers have some work to do.
By Mike Miliard 12:15 pm November 12, 2019
While face-to-face visits are still preferred by many, 90% of healthcare organizations polled by HIMSS Media say they're using or piloting remote care services to boost care coordination, manage at-risk patients and broaden pop health efforts.

Above photo: Hawke’s Bay Hospital clinicians at a pop-up training shop on the clinical portal.

By Rebecca McBeth 01:18 am November 11, 2019
The DHB’s executive director digital enablement Anne Speden said strong clinical engagement has been key to the smooth roll out of the portal.
By Nathan Eddy 10:43 am November 08, 2019
"Policy efforts have failed to engage a large proportion of patients in the electronic use of their data or to bridge the 'digital divide' that accompanies health care disparities," according to Health Affairs.
Rural health clinic enhances patient care, experience with practice management, call center tech

Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital Rural Health Clinic.

By Bill Siwicki 12:31 pm November 07, 2019
The integration of the two technologies helps with the Medicare Chronic Care Management efforts of Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital’s rural providers.
By Roy Chiang 10:40 pm November 06, 2019
This article is the third and last in our series of articles focusing on the upcoming HIMSS Australia Digital Health Summit (ADHS) breakout tracks.

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