Patient Engagement

Vendor News: Alere Sells Off Analytics; WellTok Makes Acquisition

May 22, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Alere, a Waltham, Mass.-based diagnostics vendor, continues to sell off its analytics and population health products, unloading Alere Analytics to Lowell, Mass.-based Persivia.

At iHT2-Boston, HealthInfoNet’s Dev Culver Offers a Success Story Around Predictive Analytics for Population Health

May 21, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Innovation is proceeding apace in Maine, where HealthInfoNet, Maine’s statewide HIE, is now leveraging predictive analytics to support care management for its stakeholder provider organizations

Live from iHT2-Boston: Care Management In the Trenches: One MD Leader Shares a Success Story

May 19, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
In his keynote address at the Health IT Summit in Boston, David Ramirez, M.D. of the CareMore healthcare delivery system shared with his audience some of the secrets so far of his organization’s care management work

Survey: Underserved Populations Struggle with Patient Engagement, mHealth Adoption

May 18, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Urban and rural community health centers and clinics report that patient engagement has been challenging, particularly in areas related to the adoption of healthy behaviors and compliance with standard care recommendation and treatment protocols, according to a...

What Federally Qualified Health Centers Can Teach their Provider Peers About Data and Population Health

May 17, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
As she prepares to participate in a panel at the Health IT Summit in Washington, DC, HRSA’s Suma Nair discusses the progress being made nationwide among federally qualified health centers in leveraging data and IT for population health

The Emergency Room Conundrum: We Can Do Better

May 14, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Being sick made me realize the enormity of one of our foremost challenges in reforming the healthcare system: reducing usage of the emergency room. How do we get our head to win over our heart?

Making Population Health Work at an FQHC: One CIO’s Experience

May 14, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Angela Diop, ND, is helping to lead foundational work in population health as CIO at Unity Health Care, a federally qualified health center in Washington, DC

Survey: Chief Experience Officer Role Gains Traction in Healthcare Orgs

May 11, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
As the healthcare industry continues to deal with the pressures involved with the switch from volume to value, a new cadre of executives, chief experience officers (CXOs), is gaining prominence, according to a recent survey from the Experience Innovation Network...

Looking at the Lessons of McAllen in a New ACO Context: What's Changed

May 9, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
The Commonwealth Fund blog this past week by Dominique Hall and Mark A. Zezza, Ph.D. speaks to the revolutionary changes—many of them data-fueled—that are changing healthcare delivery and payment these days

Scanning the HIT Vendor Market: UPMC’s Shrestha Shares His Perspectives

May 7, 2015   |  Mark Hagland
Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at the 21-hospital UPMC Health System, shares his perspectives on HIMSS15, the current state of the healthcare IT vendor sector, and what healthcare IT leaders need to do next

Imprivata Makes Biometric-based Patient Engagement Acquisition

April 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
Imprivata, a Lexington, Mass.-based health IT security vendor, has acquired HT Systems, a Tampa, Fla.-based provider of palm-vein based biometric patient identification systems for approximately $19.1 million in cash at closing.

Engaging is Educating and Other Leftover Lessons from HIMSS

April 30, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
There are birthday cakes, smiley faces, and other colorful icons. Why the next development in frontline chronic care management and patient engagement looks a lot like a BuzzFeed quiz.
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