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PHRs and patient engagement


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...


July 13, 2012  11:04 AM

For me, it wasn’t straightforward joining Walking Gallery

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
behavioral health, patient advocacy, phr, Regina Holliday

I've been marked by patient advocate Regina Holliday. It is truly an honor and a privilege to wear one of her painted jackets when coursing through the world of health IT conferences. And way better than a tattoo. She...


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


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


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