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Study: Socioeconomic Digital Divide Remains in Personal Health Record Use

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
More patients are using personal health records (PHRs), yet there are socioeconomic disparities in the adoption of PHRs and patient portals to access health records, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care.

PHR Vendor Partners With Advanced Care Planning App Developer

August 17, 2016  |  David Raths
news
Get Real Health, creator of the patient engagement platform InstantPHR, has partnered with ADVault Inc., developer of MyDirectives, an app that lets consumers place critical emergency health information on their iPhone.

MGMA: IT Costs for Healthcare Organizations Continue to Rise

August 10, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
news
According to new data from the Englewood, Col.-based Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), physician-owned multispecialty practices spent more than $32,500 per full-time physician on information technology equipment, staff, maintenance, and other related...

NewYork-Presbyterian Launches Enterprise-Wide Digital Health Services Platform

July 26, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
NewYork-Presbyterian, a New York City-based integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of nine hospitals, is rolling out a new suite of digital health services, NYP OnDemand, with a particular focus on expanded telehealth services.

Survey: Patients Want More Digital Health Tools from Primary Care Physicians

June 29, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Patient adoption of digital health tools remains low, but interest in virtual care services is high, as a new survey report finds that the majority of consumers say they are choosing their primary care provider, in part, based on how well they use technology to...

Survey: Adoption of Health IT to Improve Care Coordination Remains Sluggish

June 17, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Despite the promise of health IT to improve care coordination, there has been sluggish progress in the use of health IT to connect doctors and patients, according to a new survey report from Nielsen Strategic Health Perspectives.

Practice Fusion Settles with FTC Over Patient Privacy Complaint

June 10, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The complaint against cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) vendor Practice Fusion provides important lessons about consumer health privacy for vendors in the health IT industry, according to a Federal Trade Commission blog post.

HHS Releases Online Resources Focused on Patient Engagement and Patients’ Rights Under HIPAA

June 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services developed a series of videos aimed at clarifying patients’ rights to see and get copies of their health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Study: Sharing Visit Notes with Patients Improves Patient Satisfaction, Trust and Safety

May 24, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Improving transparency between physicians and their patients by allowing patients to view their visit notes in their health records can improve patient satisfaction, trust and safety, according to a recently published study.

System Design Can Improve Radiologist-Physician Communication Productivity

May 20, 2016  |  Joe Marion
blog
Clinician and patient collaboration, aided by technology are vital to productivity improvement and can benefit clinical decision support and results communication

CIOs Under Pressure to Keep Up With Interoperability, Big Data and Security Challenges

May 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
Healthcare CIOs expect IT budgets to increase in the next two years, but, at the same time, healthcare IT leaders are facing pressing challenges related to security and compliance and the role of IT in driving revenue, according to a new survey report.

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