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Study: Patients with Low Health Literacy Less Likely to Use Health IT

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Advancements with patient-facing health information technology tools, such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps, have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, yet low health literacy may be a barrier to patients’ use of electronic tools.

VA to Launch Online Medical Appointment Scheduling Next Year

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to launch online medical appointment scheduling nationwide in January, according to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

5 Questions About Your Digital Health Strategy

November 9, 2016  |  David Raths
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Consumer attitudes and habits regarding their digital health records are changing. A Marshfield Clinic executive discusses the creation of a digital health strategy to engage patients.

Bone Deep CX: Leveraging Customer Experience Technologies across Healthcare Organizations

November 4, 2016  |  Will Hinde and Chris Althoff, West Monroe Partners
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Improved customer experience drives down care delivery costs, reduces administrative expenses and improves patient and member retention. The key is a bone deep CX vision that leverages customer experience technologies across healthcare organizations.

Patient Engagement Technology: Moving Beyond Patient Portals?

October 6, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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As healthcare organizations move towards coordinated care, one health IT analyst says healthcare leaders to think past the patient portal and focus on broader patient engagement technology models.

At New York HIT Summit, an MD Leader Outlines How HIT Can Enhance Patient Centered Medical Homes

September 27, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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At the Health IT Summit on Tuesday, Salvatore Volpe, M.D, chief medical officer at Staten Island Performing Provider Systems, urged physician leaders to adopt health IT to increase efficiency and improve patient care within Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

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

September 9, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Study: Socioeconomic Digital Divide Remains in Personal Health Record Use

August 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

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