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patient engagement

April 19, 2012  12:36 PM

Microsoft’s Kinect, HealthVault turns seniors into engaged patients

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
Microsoft HealthVault, Microsoft Kinect, patient engagement, PHRs and patient engagement, privacy

Getting senior citizens engaged in their health care isn't always an easy task, especially with those who are suffering from chronic conditions. So far the Exergamers Wellness Club has excelled at it,...

January 26, 2012  12:14 PM

Mobile communications drive medical data breach increase

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
data breaches, mHealth, mobile health technologies, patient engagement, PHI encryption

By Greg McInerney, Editorial Assistant A combination of an increase in mobile device usage and the development of doctor-patient interaction via certain social network sites will put a greater emphasis on

January 3, 2012  1:15 PM

PHR adoption efforts must involve physicians as well as patients

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant

The heightened push for meaningful use compliance that the health care industry is expecting in 2012 will, of course, involve electronic health records.

December 12, 2011  12:49 PM

Selling mobile health technology to the masses

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
mHealth Summit, mobile health technologies, patient engagement

Whenever I am introduced to new technology, I place it in the context of my parents, who didn't own a cell phone until I bought them one in 2007 and still use dial-up Internet even though broadband has been available in their Massachusetts town for more than a decade. That's why my enthusiasm...

November 23, 2011  11:06 AM

Improving patient engagement with (good) technology

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
accountable care organizations, medical devices, patient engagement, personal health records

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant In recent weeks, the idea of collaboration has been fresh on the minds of health care leaders. The accountable care organizations (ACO) model, recently discussed at length at the

November 21, 2011  12:57 PM

Will expanding patient access to lab results overburden hospitals?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
AHA, HIMSS, patient data security, patient engagement

A proposed rule that would provide for direct patient access to lab results has drawn the ire of two key professional organizations. The proposed rule, released Sept. 12, would modify HIPAA and the Clinical Laboratory...

September 2, 2011  11:50 AM

Technology, lack of communication hinder patient-centered care

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement, quality of care

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant With so much discussion surrounding the achievement of meaningful use,

August 9, 2011  1:03 PM

Patients, IT equal partners in enabling medical home model

CommunityManager Profile: CommunityManager
patient engagement

By Brita Van Fossen, Editorial Assistant The medical home model for health care provides multiple benefits for patients; namely, more cost effective and intimate care, available from the comfort of their own home. This cost reduction and improvement in care quality is intended to benefit the...

July 18, 2011  1:03 PM

On kittens, ‘bof fry flew’ and health education videos

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
ONC, patient engagement

Last week the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) said it would be developing animated health education videos to...

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June 27, 2011  11:49 AM

Google Health shutting down at end of year

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
google health, Microsoft HealthVault, patient engagement, phr

An ailing Google Health will finally be put to sleep. Google Inc. announced Friday that its personal health record (PHR) service will be retired on Jan. 1, 2012, with data available for...

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