Patient Engagement

HIMSS Physician Executive Leader of the Year

Colin Banas, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.

By Tom Sullivan 11:41 am January 17, 2018
The Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center CMIO earned the award by applying IT at the point of care to optimize engagements and improve outcomes, the associations said.
patient experience

Kaleida Health app. Credit: Google Play

By Jessica Davis 04:38 pm January 16, 2018
Navigating the massive Western New York campus was a burden to patients, but its CIO tailored a mapping system to improve their experience.
Direct to consumer genetic testing
By Mike Miliard 03:16 pm January 15, 2018
A growth projection of 25.6 percent by 2022 is expected, says new Kalorama report, and so are changes in the doctor-patient relationship.
doctor texting patients
By Bill Siwicki 04:22 pm January 12, 2018
Doctors on the front lines of the opioid crisis find text messaging helpful in managing treatment with patients.
telemedicine

A snap shot of Methodist's new telehealth tool. Credit: Methodist

By Bill Siwicki 04:06 pm January 11, 2018
A patient-focused strategy is at the heart of the provider's decision to launch the system, which gives easy access to remote care.
patient satisfaction
By Bernie Monegain 10:14 am January 11, 2018
Cultivating a strong relationship with patients can translate into higher satisfaction scores but there is a widespread failure to communicate about the most appropriate way to reach consumers.
University of Iowa Children’s Hospital wave

Patients who can make it to the 12th-floor viewing area of the hospital and football fans at the UI Hawkeyes' Kinnick Stadium wave to each other after the first quarter of every Iowa home game. Credit: YouTube 

By Mike Miliard 10:07 am January 08, 2018
At HIMSS18, CMIO and nursing informaticist from UI Health Care show how bedside technology – and the love of a Big 10 football team – have boosted patient experience scores in a big way.
By Mike Miliard 08:54 am January 08, 2018
Experts will share best practices for putting the patient first – and creating a competitive advantage.
CMS policy on texting patient information
By Dave Muoio 03:46 pm January 02, 2018
The policy outlined now mirrors the current position of the Joint Commission, which underwent its own series of flip-flops on the subject in 2016.
Intermountain app for heart failure patients
By Bernie Monegain 11:14 am December 21, 2017
Hospital says 8 percent more patients using the app were alive after 180 days than those not using the software, which alerts clinicians when heart failure conditions become more advanced.

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