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What Does Patient-Centered Radiology Look Like? Several U.S. Health Systems Are Leading the Way

January 5, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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In the ongoing transition from fee-for-service to value-based care delivery and payment models, there is an imperative to focus more on the patient, and that holds true for radiology as well.

Sacred Spaces

December 23, 2016  |  Dave Levin, M.D.
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Creating, nurturing and valuing “scared spaces” for healthcare is essential. No matter how much technology, technique and advanced treatment we have, at the very core healthcare is always about caring

Patients Want a More Digitized Healthcare, Survey Finds

December 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients are dissatisfied with the lack of a central location for their health records, as well as the difficulty in accessing and sharing those records, according to a new survey from Surescripts.

athenahealth Research: Low Portal Adoption Rates for Rural Patients

December 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Of the 5.5 million patients who are visiting clinician practices that are on the athenahealth network, 33 percent in urban areas were registered on their physicians’ portals. But in rural areas, that figure drops to just 18 percent.

CMS Looks to Increase Patient Engagement with New Models

December 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Centers for Medicare & and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced two new models from the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) that will aim to increase patient engagement in care decisions by putting more information in the hands of Medicare beneficiaries.

In Canada, a Specialist Care Provider Harnesses Digital Health to Advance Diabetes Management

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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In Canada, healthcare providers are challenged with the diabetes epidemic, as 3.4 million people have diabetes, close to 10 percent of the population, and close to 6 million people have pre-diabetes, according to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Medtronic, Fitbit Integrating Health and Activity Data for Diabetes Management

December 8, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Fitness wearables company Fitbit, based in San Francisco, and Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic, a medical device company, have teamed up to integrate health and activity tracking for patients living with diabetes and their physicians and care teams.

UC San Diego Health Offering EHR, iPad Access to Patients

December 8, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients at the recently-opened Jacobs Medical Center at UC San Diego Health can be in more command with their own experience by assessing their own medical information, controlling room features and more.

Research of mHealth Apps Reveals Significant Gaps in Quality

December 7, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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An evaluation of 137 patient-facing mobile health apps revealed that few apps address the needs of the patients who could benefit the most, according to research in December’s issue of Health Affairs.

Study: 8 in 10 Consumers Prefer Mobile Communication to Office Visit

November 29, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Consumers are overwhelmingly gravitating toward digital channels like online portals and mobile apps to connect with their healthcare providers when offered, according to a new study.

New Study Debunks Common Wearables Beliefs

November 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Wearables can be effective tools to engage employees in their health and encourage healthy behavior change, according to study from Jiff.

Quest Diagnostics Launches Patient-Initiated Testing

November 22, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Quest Diagnostics has launched a new patient-initiated testing service which will aim to empower consumers who live in Colorado and Missouri to manage their health by ordering certain lab tests directly without a physician's order.

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