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By Mary Kay Thalken 09:00 am April 28, 2014
It's no secret that engaging patients in their care is essential to supporting care quality, increasing patient satisfaction and, achieving positive patient outcomes. However, when the patient leaves the hospital, it can be challenging to sustain patient engagement.
By Jeff Rowe 09:18 am April 22, 2014
Everyone knows about social media, but what's harder to "know" is what it can do for you, and in this regard healthcare organizations are no different than the rest of the world.
By Cindy Thomas Wright 02:02 pm February 06, 2014
In just a few short weeks, 40,000 healthcare IT professionals will descend on the show floor in Orlando. With the final countdown on, here are a few simple reminders and things to consider as you head out the door.
By Jeff Rowe 08:29 am February 06, 2014
One of the enduring ironies when it comes to health IT is the contradiction between the understandable concern among healthcare stakeholders over data security and the apparent willingness of patients to share their own information. Two recent polls bear this out.
By John Halamka 10:04 am January 15, 2014
As 2014 begins, I marvel at the evolution of the CIO role from 1997 to 2014.
By Christina Thielst 08:15 am December 04, 2013
Social technologies are quickly finding their way into care and coordination processes across the entire continuum of health and wellness activities.
By Angela Dunn 09:01 am November 25, 2013
Here are five ways to find inspiration for healthcare innovation from other industries. These approaches may inspire you to adopt new knowledge, and think differently.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 08:48 am November 21, 2013
Making health addictive is really about harnessing the power of our fascination with mobile devices, particularly smartphones. What if we put a personalized, relevant, motivational and unobtrusive message in front of you some of those times?
By John Moore 10:10 am November 19, 2013
A common and somewhat unique aspect to EHR vendor contracts is that the EHR vendor lays claim to the data entered into their system. It confounds us as to why healthcare organizations let their vendors of choice get away with this.
By Christina Thielst 08:39 am November 18, 2013
I came across a great example of using social media for disaster preparedness activities.

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