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patient engagement


October 27, 2017  5:01 PM

At Connected Health patient experience in healthcare is emphasized

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Data access, patient engagement

At this year's Connected Health Conference in Boston, one main focus was on the patient experience in healthcare. While all the technology that comes with 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend

June 23, 2015  3:12 PM

FDA makes a deal with online patient group to study patient-reported drug safety data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
adverse event reporting, drug safety, FDA, patient engagement, social media

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is teaming up with the largest online patient network to collect and study patient-reported drug safety data. 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


April 21, 2015  4:04 PM

HIMSS mobile survey shows link between patient engagement and mobile tech

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
HIMSS, HIMSS 2015, mHealth, patient engagement, patient portals, telehealth

Last week was the most significant one of the year for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In the midst of its health IT mega-conference, HIMSS...

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March 31, 2015  1:26 PM

Patients favor physicians over technology and online medical resources

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient engagement, Telemedicine

Many patients acknowledge there is a place for technology in their healthcare, but the majority of them still value face-to-face interaction with their physicians above all else. A 3,000-person survey given to residents of the U.S., U.K. and Germany by Nuance Communications, Inc. provided more...


November 14, 2013  11:17 AM

White House tackles healthcare with newest round of big data projects

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Big Data, cancer registry, clinical trials, healthcare informatics, patient engagement, Uncategorized

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a group of big data research and development projects, many focusing on healthcare. It not only demonstrates that the nation's top scientists are developing new research techniques by harnessing the


October 29, 2013  1:01 PM

ONC study details electronic viewing and sharing of patient information

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR implementation, HIE, patient engagement

With meaningful use stage 2 deadline bearing down on providers, the use of EHRs is changing how patient information is viewed and transferred --  an issue that is explored in detail in a recent ONC study. Nearly one-third of physicians shared patient clinical summaries with other providers in...


October 15, 2013  2:19 PM

Role of physician review sites as patient engagement tool still unsettled

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient engagement, Patient review, physician review

Industry-wide opinion about how much, if any, say patients should have in the care process is largely unsettled.  However, according to a recent ZocDoc survey, most physicians are aware of the feedback patients leave in online reviews of their care. The study said


September 10, 2013  2:21 PM

Patient engagement index ranks New York hospitals

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
mHealth applications, patient engagement, social media

A newly released report ranks the patient engagement efforts of 83 hospitals in New York based on to publicly available data on personal health management, patient satisfaction, and social media engagement. With meaningful use stage 2 requiring at least 5% of patients view, download or transmit...


June 27, 2013  11:48 AM

The future of health IT could be bright, but more work is needed

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR usability, Health IT, HIPAA, Meaningful use, patient engagement

This will be my last blog for this site. I will soon be transitioning to another corner of the TechTarget universe where analytics is the name of the game. The occasion got me thinking about where the health IT industry is now and where it has the opportunity to go. Even though I will no longer be...


June 12, 2013  2:53 PM

Patient portal messaging systems may help reduce malpractice liability

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
HIPAA Compliance, malpractice, patient engagement, patient portal

Never mind the likely HIPAA violations that will occur when physicians and nurses start using their smartphones and iPads to message each other about patients, or worse yet, messaging patients directly  over such non-secure channels: It could also be ratcheting up your malpractice risk.


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