Patient Engagement

Technophobia May Keep Seniors from Using Apps to Manage Diabetes

December 19, 2014     John DeGaspari
Despite showing interest in web or mobile apps to help manage their Type 2 diabetes, only a small number of older adults actually use them, says a new study from the University of Waterloo in Ontario. Approximately 2.2 million Canadians are living with Type 2...

Podcast: 2014 in Meaningful Use; Looking Ahead to 2015

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Uncertainty then, uncertainty now, uncertainty next year. That was the message from Jason Fortin, senior advisor at Impact Advisors, on the latest Healthcare Informatics podcast.

George Washington University Cancer Institute to Launch Patient Engagement Center

December 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
The George Washington University Cancer Institute received $150,000 from a closing nonprofit to support and start up a patient engagement center.

Survey Reveals Both Common Ground and Gaps between Patient and Provider Outlooks on Healthcare

December 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
Both providers and consumers feel some degree of anxiety about the future of healthcare, according to a study released today by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs.

What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

December 16, 2014     David Raths
Are people eager to use patient portals but stymied by providers who aren’t doing a good job of making them available and explaining their value? Or are providers struggling to get even 5 percent of their patients to view, download and transmit health information...

Health IT Stakeholders Announce Virtual Clipboard Initiative

December 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Major stakeholders in the health IT world are joining together to create a consistent blueprint for a virtual clipboard mobile application to remove paper from the intake process.

Real-World Trial of Impact of Patient-Controlled Access to EMRs

December 16, 2014     John DeGaspari
In what is described as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical record from some or all of their...

Patients Value Online EHR Access, Trust Tech Over Paper

December 11, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
A growing number of consumers are embracing electronic health records (EHRs), and the significant boost in online access to health information is increasing patient engagement, according to findings from a study released by the Washington, D.C.-based National...

Report: Online Appointment Scheduling Tools on the Rise

December 11, 2014     Gabriel Perna
Two out of three patients will be booking medical appointments online by the year 2019, according to a new report released by the New York-based research firm, Accenture.

Nebraska Family Care Practice Gets HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award

December 8, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
Fremont Family Care, a small primary care practice in Fremont, Neb., has been named a 2014 HIMSS Ambulatory Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

New York Digital Health Accelerator Features 16 Health IT Pilots on “Demo Day”

December 5, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The New York Digital Health Accelerator’s Dec. 4 “Demo Day” featured seven early- and growth-stage health tech companies that are developing technology products for care coordination, patient engagement, predictive analytics and workflow management for healthcare...

University of Iowa Gets HIMSS Davies Award

December 1, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC) in Iowa City has been named a 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
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