Paul Tang, M.D. at iHT2-San Diego: “Patients 3.0: What’s the Job of a Patient?”

January 21, 2015     Mark Hagland
Moving towards the new person-centered healthcare is going to require a dual revolution in thinking, says Paul Tang, M.D.

Carolinas HealthCare Links Portal, Health Tracker Data

January 19, 2015     David Raths
The Carolinas HealthCare System is working to bridge the gap between all the new health trackers in the consumer space and the clinical data people access through their patient portal.

Michigan Launches Online Portal, Mobile App for Medicaid Patients

January 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has launched a mobile application and online portal designed to promote connectivity between patients and providers.

Survey: Many Providers Charge Patients for Medical Record Access

January 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
More than half of providers charge their patients for electronic copies of their medical records, and nearly two-thirds said they charge patients for paper copies of their medical records, according to new research published by the American Health Information...

Multimedia-Enhanced Radiology Reports: One Researcher Peers Into the Future

January 10, 2015     Mark Hagland
Researchers are beginning to look at the potential role that multimedia-enhanced radiology reporting, or MERR, might play in radiological studies that might enhance the clinical interactions between radiologists and referring physicians

Cerner/Siemens Mega-Deal: One Shared Client CIO Looks Ahead to 2015

December 30, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
The Cerner/Siemens deal that was announced in August was immediately met with praise, but also uncertainty. A shared client CIO gives his take on what the deal now means for his health system as we move into the New Year.

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.

American Telemedicine Association Launches Program to Accredit Online Healthcare Services

December 15, 2014     John DeGaspari
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has launched an accreditation program for online, direct-to-consumer healthcare consultations. The program will accredit U.S. healthcare entities providing real-time, online consultations directly to the patient that...

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.

The Carrot and Stick: Enemies of Progress

December 5, 2014     Gabriel Perna
In the wake of HITECH, a recent data brief reveals that most doctors have adopted an EHR to earn incentive money or avoid penalties. Is this one reason why interoperability is still a dream and most systems are unusable?

Putting Patient Data at the Provider’s Fingertips

December 4, 2014     John DeGaspari
QualCare, a hospital-owned managed care organization based in Piscataway, N.J., completed a three-year technology upgrade that would allow it to meet the data needs of its provider organizations. The technology upgrade was an effort to strengthen its support...
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