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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

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...


April 24, 2013  11:57 AM

Few patients consider healthcare reviews when choosing a care facility

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Patient review, quality of care, social media

Only a third of patients consider other patients’ reviews when making a decision on where to receive care. Less than half (48%) of respondents to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey...


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...


February 12, 2013  12:38 PM

Health care fraud program recovered over $4 billion in 2012

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
EHR, health care fraud, health care social media, hhs, social media, upcoding

The government recovered $7.90 for every $1 they spent on health care fraud over the past three years. The three year average return on investment is the highest in the history of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program,


September 18, 2012  12:57 PM

Guarded optimism around health care social media use

Alex Delvecchio Alex Delvecchio Profile: Alex Delvecchio
Health care applications and vendor organizations, hhs, social media, twitter

Public health officials can observe local health concerns via Twitter thanks to a new, free web-based technology sponsored by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The app, MappyHealth, was the winner among 33 submissions to a developers’ contest. This...


April 18, 2012  3:13 PM

Health care social media growing among patients more than providers

Don Fluckinger Profile: Don Fluckinger
health care social media, HIPAA, regulatory compliance, social media

To hospital promotions departments, health care social media presents a tremendous marketing opportunity. To CIOs and compliance officers, social media sites are HIPAA...


January 31, 2012  1:04 PM

Physicians, patients share accountability for PHI safety

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
health care data breach, HIPAA, PHI, PHI encryption, social media

The relationship between patients and physicians -- particularly with social media’s growing role -- is a hot topic in today's health care space. Patients want access to their medical records through new channels, such as instant messaging and Facebook, but some physicians aren’t too keen on...


January 24, 2012  11:37 AM

ECRI Institute offers health care social media tips

cbyertechtarget Profile: cbyertechtarget
HIPAA Privacy Rule, Risk management, social media

It is trending whether you like it or not -- health care social media has gained much traction over the last five years. So much so, ECRI Institute -- a nonprofit research organization aimed at improving patient care based in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. -- recently released "Social Media in Healthcare,"...


January 6, 2012  2:03 PM

Ringing in the new year with a health data breach on Facebook

AnneSteciw Profile: AnneSteciw
data breaches, health care data breach, social media

Perhaps the last health data breach to make the news in 2011 involves a temporary employee at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center who posted a picture of someone's medical record to his Facebook page -- and made fun of the patient's...


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