Patient Engagement

Rep. Fred Upton
By Bernie Monegain 09:54 am May 01, 2015
One year to the day that Reps. Fred Upton and Diana DeGette launched the 21st Century Cures initiative, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing Thursday to discuss draft legislation that in the future could mean more cures for more diseases for people across the country.
Confused man with laptop
By Erin McCann 11:06 am April 28, 2015
There's a problem in the world of data analytics. A new survey of health IT professionals shows that the lion's share of them see clinical and business intelligence as top priorities for 2015, but the majority also say they don't even know what data to actually collect.
portals population health
By Tom Sullivan 09:04 am April 28, 2015
When Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy, MD, challenged his staff to broaden its patient access reach, he went big. Really big. His goal? Connect with 200 million patients by 2020. Other providers are getting just as ambitious.
HX360 attendees at HIMSS15
By Eric Bailey 09:17 am April 27, 2015
Attendees of the HX360 inaugural event at HIMSS15 offer perspectives on what the future of healthcare has in store. How do you see the future of healthcare evolving?
Children
By Bernie Monegain 10:02 am April 24, 2015
In a new white paper by the Samsung Innovation Center at Children's Health Fund, researchers examine how technology could help improve the health of children in poverty across the country.
Patient in empty hospital hallway
By Erin McCann 11:11 am April 23, 2015
At first glance, patient satisfaction surveys that are linked to hospital Medicare payments may seem great in theory. But tying hospital payments to subjective patient experience metrics may actually result in serious harm by diverting attention away from clinical outcomes.
Apple Watch
By Mike Miliard 10:57 am April 23, 2015
The first developer to make an electronic health record exclusively for the iPad is now aiming to be the first choice for physicians and patients looking to make the most of their new Apple Watches.
Woman with laptop
By Bernie Monegain 10:21 am April 23, 2015
With a meaningful use requirement for healthcare organizations to drive at least 5 percent of their patients to an online portal, KLAS finds that three vendors have more than 20 percent of their customers' patients accessing the portal, far surpassing the requisite.
Doc with tablet
By Natalie Hodge, MD 01:56 pm April 22, 2015
Marking a substantive push to move the industry upstream of chronic disease, CMS' proposed rule requires more clinical decision support. Here are two ways of harnessing technology to meet the criteria.
Stars
By Bernie Monegain 04:27 pm April 21, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services introduced its star ratings last week for more than 3,500 hospitals, enabling consumers to compare hospitals before making a choice. Find out who's tops here.

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