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patient engagement


May 15, 2013  11:15 AM

FDA site encourages patient feedback on medical devices, processes

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
FDA, google health, patient engagement, PHRs and patient engagement

The Food and Drug Administration took a step toward greater patient engagement with the development of a website aimed at receiving patient

April 18, 2013  1:49 PM

Doctor-patient communication still commonly low-tech

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
doctor-patient communication, Healthcare apps, patient engagement, quantified self

Patients most commonly share their data with their physicians through non-electronic means, despite the high availability of remote monitoring applications and communication devices, according to a new report. In response to a


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...


October 11, 2012  3:42 PM

Patient engagement provisions could raise security concerns

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Data breach, Data-security, HIPAA, Meaningful use, patient engagement

The requirements for physicians to offer patients online access to their records are among the most talked-about additions to the stage 2 meaningful use rules. But they could also carry the mother of all unintended...


October 9, 2012  12:04 PM

OpenNotes study highlights enthusiasm for patient portal engagement

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, EHR billing, patient engagement, patient portal, remote patient monitoring

Access to electronic doctors' notes make patients more likely to take medications appropriately, have a better understanding of their medical issues and feel more in control of their health care, as evidenced by the...

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September 25, 2012  11:33 AM

Patient engagement starts with insurance selection

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Blue Button, hhs, ONC, patient engagement

A new regulation in national health care law requires private insurance companies and employers to provide consumers with a description of their policy’s medical coverage called a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC). The law will also provide consumers with access to a glossary of medical and...


September 5, 2012  11:01 AM

Patients believe adoption of new tech will decrease medical errors

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
clinical decision support, meaningful use stage 2, patient engagement

More than two thirds of Americans (68%) believe that the adoption of new health care technologies will result in a decrease in medical mistakes and nearly a third (30%) of patients report that they or a family member or friend has been a victim of a medical mistake in their life....


August 2, 2012  1:28 PM

Patients show little interest in EHRs

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
EHR, EHR implementation, patient engagement

Last week we reported on two surveys showing how doctors have very different views on the benefits of electronic health records (EHR). Now, a third survey...


June 5, 2012  11:46 AM

More health IT initiatives spur change management problems

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
Clinical Documentation, Coding and documentation, CPOE, health IT innovation, ICD-10, ICD-10 implementation, patient engagement

Arnold Bennett, a prominent English novelist and journalist, once said: "Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts." Bennett could have been talking about anything, really, but relating it to health care is not so farfetched. A May 2012 study by...


May 7, 2012  8:53 AM

Comments closing for meaningful use stage 2 proposed rule

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
AHA, AMA, CHIME, Meaningful use, meaningful use stage 2, patient engagement

As the meaningful use stage 2 comment period comes to a close, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will have its hands full gathering and analyzing all the feedback received. Reactions to


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