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PHRs and 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

September 30, 2015  3:44 PM

Survey: Technology in healthcare not yet meeting patients’ expectations

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Electronic Medical Record, personal health records

A recent survey by Surescripts -- a health information network provider -- found that 29% of Americans, close to 70 million individuals, still fax or physically transport their test results, X-rays or health records from...


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...


September 16, 2014  1:06 PM

National Health IT Week’s opening DeSalvo

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
Interoperability, Karen DeSalvo, National Health IT Week, patient advocacy, Regina Holliday

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Even by-the-book objective journalists can get behind the idea of patient advocacy and consumer engagement. No matter how fair,...


March 20, 2014  1:03 PM

Patients worry over privacy, ownership of personal health data

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
patient data privacy, personal health records, quantified self, self-tracking

While the "quantified self" movement is widely written about, who is quantifying what patients actually care about? Three new studies shed light on this trend. Three-quarters of patients believe they should own their personal health data, including that which is self-tracked or captured by...


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


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