Mobility

L.A. health center reduces no-shows, fills empty slots via text messaging

Universal Community Health Center in South L.A.

By Bill Siwicki 12:34 pm August 20, 2020
With new reminder texts in place, the Universal Community Health Center had a drop in no-shows between 5-7% and saw a decrease in empty slots of about 10%.
By Kat Jercich 03:14 pm July 10, 2020
A blog post published in Health Affairs outlines a framework for tracking the effectiveness of stakeholder behavior in response to ONC data-sharing rules.   
Hartford Hospital entrance

Hartford Hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 12:07 pm June 10, 2020
The machine learning-powered app has gained attention as a way to reshape pain therapy and enhance self-care for oncology, orthopedics, women’s health, migraine headaches and more.
How athenahealth’s EHR FaceTime feature is helping a solo practice during COVID-19

The location of the practice of Dr. Mamdouh Riad, a solo practitioner in Hyannis, Massachusetts.

By Bill Siwicki 12:54 pm May 08, 2020
Since mid-March, Dr. Mamdouh Riad has been able to see an average of 30 patients per day via the mobile FaceTime integration and has converted 85-90% of patients to telehealth.
Mobile charge capture leads to $800K increase in hospitalist revenue

Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, New York.

By Bill Siwicki 12:44 pm April 28, 2020
What’s more, at Peconic Bay Medical Center, the point-of-care tech for physicians led to a 13.5% boost in charge codes captured and a whopping 490% jump in patient satisfaction.
By Bill Siwicki 11:56 am April 17, 2020
The head of the pediatric practice describes the choice to implement telemedicine as a way to improve patient experience – a choice that turned out to be a valuable investment as coronavirus spread.
TigerConnect unveils telehealth system to help providers fight COVID-19
By Bill Siwicki 12:29 pm April 16, 2020
TigerTouch aims to simplify telemedicine for patients by offering video, voice and text messaging via smartphone.
By Bill Siwicki 12:45 pm March 26, 2020
Olympia, Washington-based Physicians of Southwest Washington is taking advantage of a health IT vendor’s free tech in an effort to gain efficiencies in coronavirus triaging and to see patients remotely.
Mobile chatbot tech improves ER patient experience at Banner Health
By Bill Siwicki 02:05 pm March 25, 2020
Meanwhile, clinical teams also experienced workload relief because they were getting fewer duplicate questions – and dealing with fewer frustrated patients.
Caregility unveils mobile telehealth app, gives it away to fight pandemic
By Bill Siwicki 02:47 pm March 23, 2020
Clinicians can start video consults from their mobile devices and connect directly with patient bedside-camera systems, according to the company, which will give the technology free to clients to help combat COVID-19.