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ONC Pilot Projects Focus on Using, Sharing Patient-Generated Health Data

October 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has announced two pilot demonstrations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to determine how patient-generated health data can be used by care teams and researchers.

Survey: Most Healthcare Organizations Still in Pilot or Planning Stages for Next Wave of Patient Engagement

September 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Close to 70 percent of healthcare leaders report their organizations use patient engagement initiatives, yet many potential patient engagement programs have not been fully scaled and integrated into practice, according to a NEJM Catalyst Patient Engagement Survey.

FBI Agent to CHIME Attendees: The Cybersecurity Environment Is Becoming More Dangerous

August 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Timothy J. Wallach shared with attendees of the CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Event in Seattle some of the latest trends in cybercriminality that are affecting or about to affect U.S. healthcare organizations

Study: Patients’ Online Communication Could Help with Treatment Decision Making

August 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
Online communication could be used to enhance cancer treatment decision making and care support, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Washington Debrief: HHS Cybersecurity Task Force Has Another In-Person Meeting

July 25, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
The healthcare industry cybersecurity task force mandated by the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 held its second in-person meeting last week.

What Do the Latest Survey Results about Consumer Interest in Wearables Really Mean—for Providers?

May 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
A new study by analysts at PriceWaterhouseCoopers finds that healthcare consumers are very interested in wearable devices—and also that providers have a real opening for patient engagement around those wearables

A New PwC Survey Looks at the Explosion in Consumer Adoption of Wearables—Now, What Are the Implications for Providers?

May 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
What are the implications for healthcare and healthcare IT leaders of the surging interest among consumers in wearable devices? PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Vaughn Kauffman discusses the results of a just-released PwC survey of consumers

Yale New Haven’s Interim CIO: Laser-Focused on Right Data, Right People, Right Time

May 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Yale New Haven Health System's interim CIO Lisa Stump shares how the health system's thoughtful approach to deploying health information technology can transform data into meaningful information for clinicians to drive improved outcomes.

Live from iHT2-San Francisco: What Are the True Barriers to Optimal Healthcare Mobile App Use?

April 5, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
When it comes to the growing insertion of mobile apps in the healthcare IT space, industry experts speaking at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco had a broad range of perspectives on the challenges and opportunities

Millennials, Gen-X and Baby Boomer Hiring Tips

March 29, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
The more you can learn about your candidate audience the better off you’ll be

AHIMA Releases Consumer Engagement Toolkit for HIM Professionals

March 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has released a consumer engagement toolkit, a new training and educational resource to help health information management professionals more effectively engage patients.

Study Finds Only a Minority of Mobile Health Apps Useful for Patient Engagement

February 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
Fewer than half of the more than 1,000 healthcare related-apps reviewed by researchers appeared to be useful for their potential for patient engagement while also offering high quality and safety, according to an issue brief published by The Commonwealth Fund.


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