How Duke is Using HealthKit to Get Patient-Generated Data into the EHR

April 21, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
At HIMSS15, in front of an inquisitive audience at the McCormick Place Convention Center on April 15, Ricky Bloomfield M.D., director, mobile technology strategy at Duke Medicine, gave an overview of how Duke is using Apple’s HealthKit to get patient-generated...

Waving Goodbye to the Windy City: Five HIMSS15 Takeaways

April 16, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
HIMSS never disappoints when it comes to "buzz," as you would expect when 43,000+ health IT minds gather in one place. While it's always difficult to narrow it down to just a few things, here are my five big takeaways from HIMSS15 in Chicago.

HIMSSanity Boiled Down to One Quote

April 16, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
It’s the end of the road for HIMSS15 and a hectic week in general for health IT followers. How do you put the craziness into words? I think one HIE thought leader did a good job of doing just that.

HIMSS15 Survey: Mobile Tech Helps With Cost Savings, Patient Care

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
More than 90 percent of survey respondents are utilizing mobile devices within their organizations to engage patients in their healthcare, according to new research revealed at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in...

DeSalvo to HIMSS Press: Time for Health IT To Move Beyond the EHR

April 14, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Recent federal government proposals and regulations are pushing the healthcare industry towards greater interoperability and advancing ideas beyond electronic health records (EHRs), said Karen DeSalvo, M.D., National Coordinator for Health IT, at an April 14...

Disappointing Proposed Change to Stage 2 Looms Over Patient Engagement Symposium

April 12, 2015   |  Gabriel Perna
The air was let out of the room towards the end of a great panel at the patient engagement symposium, part of the pre-HIMSS education at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference in Chicago.

An Important Reminder at HIMSS15: It's All About the Patient

April 12, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
On April 12 at the HIMSS15 pre-conference patient engagement symposia at McCormick Place in Chicago, clinician leaders continued to push a healthcare in which patients are the focus, reiterating the benefits of giving patients access to their data.

Survey: Portals Aren’t Enough for Successful Patient Engagement

April 8, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
Healthcare organizations are looking beyond patient portals to further enhance patient engagement, according to a new survey from HIMSS Analytics.

Research: Population Health Struggles Tied to Lack of Communication

April 7, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
A lack of communication in the healthcare system is hampering successful population health management, according to a recent survey from Harris Poll and the Knoxville, Tenn.-based PerfectServe.

MU Maintenance: Solving the Patient Engagement Pain Points

March 25, 2015   |  Rajiv Leventhal
When it comes to meeting MU requirements, it’s no secret that providers across the country have struggled with the patient engagement aspect of the mandate. One consultant offers strategies that could help and takes a look ahead to Stage 3.
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