Patient portals

Young people on phones
By Mike Miliard 10:26 am February 13, 2015
Despite ubiquitous information technology, patients and physicians still overwhelmingly rely on "tried-and-true" modes of communications, such as phone calls and in-person consults.
Doc and patient Sistine Chapel
By Mike Miliard 10:08 am February 11, 2015
The patient engagement market is at a "standoff," according to a new Chilmark report. Providers are relying on vendors to lead the way with new tools, but those companies "have been reactive, not proactive" in helping them meet their needs.
By Bernie Monegain 10:20 am January 29, 2015
While athenahealth made headlines last year for toppling long-favored Epic from its "Overall Software Vendor" spot, this year Epic is leading the pack once again for its extensive software suite. Read about the other top vendors here.
Kyra Bobinet
By Erin McCann 09:41 am January 28, 2015
Real patient engagement is far more than patient portals and technology pushing. It's about changing behavior, both on the patient and provider end. That's not something all doctors do well.
Healthcare illustration
By Mike Miliard 02:28 pm January 26, 2015
While Stage 2 meaningful use's infamous 5 percent view/download/transmit threshold continues to vex many providers, it's "cultural" roadblocks that have prevented some organizations from fully embracing the promise of patient access.
By Erin McCann 11:05 am January 20, 2015
More and more patients are clamoring for their docs to go digital, but too many physicians are still dragging their feet.
By Tom Sullivan 08:04 am January 20, 2015
Is a platform for the entire healthcare industry a viable solution to interoperability challenges? Two early-stage companies say their new technologies are up to the task.
Doc at computer
By Mike Miliard 10:50 am January 15, 2015
"Although computers and EHRs can facilitate and even improve clinical documentation, their use can also add complexities," according to a new paper from the American College of Physicians, which offers its take on usage strategies and better system design.
Illustration of hand with coins
By Erin McCann 09:57 am January 13, 2015
It's no secret that Americans pay a pretty penny for their healthcare. As providers face pressure to reduce costs on the front end -- for their patients -- they're also seeing the impact on their bottom lines. For hospitals and health systems, 2015 will be a landmark year for cost reduction.
By Bernie Monegain 10:06 am January 12, 2015
"I don't think I've been to a health system or even a country in the last couple of years where the Triple Aim isn't in the mission or in the strategic plan," says Maureen Bisognano, president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Those strategies are starting show results when it comes to quality and safety.

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