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consumer health IT


October 23, 2015  3:27 PM

Health data startup gets unusual attention

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
consumer health IT, ONC, patient data privacy

It seems like health IT is in a perpetual, super-charged cycle of announcements, unveilings and acquisitions ranging from the recent Salesforce foray into healthcare, for...

April 9, 2013  11:14 AM

Hospital ranking system evaluates patient engagement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
consumer health IT, hospital rankings, patient engagement, social media

Today’s consumers often look to the experiences of other consumers to inform their own decisions, a phenomenon which has been expanding into healthcare. One company’s recently released patient engagement rankings may supplement social media as a means for patients to choose from which hospital...


August 8, 2011  2:03 PM

Consumer health technologies need to be simple

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHRQ, consumer health IT

Although many factors hinder the adoption of consumer health technologies, poor design remains the biggest obstacle. This phenomenon isn't limited to devices that are difficult to use -- patient portals and


July 21, 2011  1:09 PM

Understanding the human factors in consumer health IT

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
consumer health IT, health IT usability, patient portal

As a relatively healthy individual, I have little use for consumer health IT devices or applications. However, when I received an invitation to sign into the patient portal offered by my health care provider -- a system called Patient Gateway -- I was excited to log in and check out my health...


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