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patient engagement


April 18, 2011  12:00 PM

How the digital divide affects patient portal adoption

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
digital divide, patient engagement, phr, quality of care

The ability to use a patient portal or personal health record (PHR) service to view lab results, renew prescriptions and communicate with physicians...

April 12, 2011  12:54 PM

Examining patient portal functionality

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
patient engagement, phr

Last week I tried to use my primary care physician's patient portal for the first time. The server was down, so I couldn't log in. I was disappointed....


April 4, 2011  11:48 AM

Trying to take a patient portal for a test drive

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
patient engagement, phr

The patient portal is one of the cornerstones of 21st-century doctor-patient communication. Plus, with meaningful use requiring health care providers to give patients electronic...


December 20, 2010  1:24 PM

It’s been a bad year for PHR services

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

By David Schneider, Editorial Assistant Realizing that personal health records are difficult to sell, Microsoft and Google Inc. spent 2010 reevaluating their business models for PHR services. The two tech titans have had mixed success, and the coming years may bring further struggle. The problem...


August 9, 2010  9:33 AM

Should patients see all personal health information?

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
patient engagement, personal health records

A yearlong experiment to give patients unprecedented access to their personal health information is underway at facilities in three states.

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May 24, 2010  6:55 AM

Poll: EHR use would be quite helpful for parents

Beastwood Profile: Beastwood
EHR implementation, patient engagement

When federal officials discuss their efforts to broaden electronic health record (EHR) use, they routinely cite its potential to improve care for everyone. A recent poll conducted by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, part of the University...


April 27, 2010  9:41 AM

Issue of patient engagement taken up by advocacy groups

JeanD Profile: JeanD
patient engagement

Two advocacy organizations are offering patients and families the chance to report medical errors in an effort to paint a broad picture of patient safety. The Empowered Patient Coalition and the Consumers Union Safe Patient Project have teamed up to offer an


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