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PHRs and patient engagement


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...

July 18, 2013  10:58 AM

Aetna launches CarePass mHealth app while pulling out of Calif. HIX

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
ACA, Aetna, CarePass, Google, health insurance, health insurance exchange, health reform, HIPAA, HIPAA omnibus rule, HIPAA security, HIX, mHealth, NSA, phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Last month, Aetna Inc. launched CarePass, a smartphone mHealth app that aggregates and dashboards data from many popular personal health and fitness apps such as FitBit, Jawbone, Lose It! and RunKeeper. The insurer's Vice President and CarePass lead Martha Wofford told SearchHealthIT that services...


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.


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


May 3, 2013  2:41 PM

Patients should validate personal health records for data integrity

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
phr, PHRs and patient engagement

Patients who question and validate their own health data can help improve data integrity, according to a report in this month's Journal of AHIMA. Data integrity is an ongoing...


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...


April 5, 2013  2:14 PM

Patients reap electronic medical records benefits when given access

EmilyHuizenga Profile: EmilyHuizenga
EHR, My HealtheVet, PHRs and patient engagement, VA

Granting full access to electronic health records has been touted as a straight shot to patient engagement and communication, as required for meaningful use stage 2. But do patients really reap electronic medical records  benefits from complete disclosure of their personal health information? A...


November 21, 2012  12:51 PM

And now, we give thanks for the future of health IT

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
e-patient Dave, Farzad Mostashari, HIE, mHealth, Regina Holliday

While it would have been fun to post a photo of the Thanksgiving diorama the SearchHealthIT staff built in the lunch room – the Farzad cutout in the pilgrim outfit looked particularly realistic – we'll settle for giving you a few things we're thankful for as we pause for the holiday...


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