Patient Engagement

HIMSS and Health 2.0 Dev4Health

Aneesh Chopra will be the Dev4Health event's opening keynote in Cleveland on April 30. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:22 am March 23, 2018
Innovation conference to include breakouts focused on open APIs and the interface revolution, FHIR and the SMART toolbox, and developing technologies with the healthcare end user in mind.
How Canopy Health reduced mobile app development costs by 70%

Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, is among the Canopy Health providers. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am March 22, 2018
After switching to a cloud-based Mobile Backend-as-a-Service platform and agile development tactics, the ACN can now launch an app for $148,800 – compared to $496,000 using the Waterfall methodology.
Morehouse Healthcare scores National Committee for Quality Assurance recognition for patient-centered care

Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Credit: Google Maps

By Bernie Monegain 12:27 pm March 21, 2018
NCQA says the physician group earned the Patient-Centered Medical Home designation for coordinated care and evidence-based medicine.
HIMSS TV
By 10:33 am March 21, 2018
A roundup of big ideas from experts on interoperability, patient engagement, security, cloud computing, innovation, policy and more during HIMSS18.
How to put behavioral economics to work for more effective patient engagement
By Mike Miliard 03:49 pm March 20, 2018
Experts from Penn Medicine, Sutter Health and VAL Health say psychological insights into decision-making processes can lead to big improvements in health habits.
Biden takes issue with Trump administration's interoperability plans

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Pennsylvania on March 15. Credit: C-span

By Mike Miliard 04:44 pm March 19, 2018
The MyHealthEData Initiative, announced by CMS' Seema Verma at HIMSS18, is too light on detail to make much of a difference, said the former VP – who offered his own way forward.
Cybersecurity strategy critical to protecting revenue
By Jeff Lagasse 10:19 am March 16, 2018
In the age of consumerism, how you react to a breach, relay information to patients, and interact with people can mean the difference between customer retention or an expensive mass exodus.
New BCBS Institute working with Lyft, CVS, Walgreens to tackle social determinants

Ridesharing is among the population health initiatives for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to improve health access and outcomes by leveraging technology and strategic alliances.

By Mike Miliard 10:08 am March 16, 2018
With the new subsidiary, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association bets on technology and strategic alliances to help improve socioeconomic factors for health.
Mayo Clinic boosts clinical trials with IBM Watson artificial intelligence
By Bernie Monegain 02:05 pm March 14, 2018
Mayo Clinic and IBM Watson Health have announced the results of a cutting-edge project putting the supercomputer to work for patient matching: Watson brought in more patients than before to participate in recent breast cancer clinical trials.
Cleveland Clinic CEO Tom Mihaljevic

Credit: Cleveland Clinic

By Bernie Monegain 12:11 pm March 14, 2018
In his first State of the Clinic, Cleveland Clinic CEO Tom Mihaljevic, MD, called on the health system’s 57,000 employees around the world to focus on caring: “how we care for patients, care for each other, care for the organization, and care for our communities,” he urged.

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