Portals

What Are Keys to Successful Portal Engagement?

December 16, 2014     David Raths
blog
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
news
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
news
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
news
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
blog
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
article
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...

LIVE FROM RSNA: Can Clinical Decision Support Change Radiology Practice?

December 3, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
A new medical specialty society-hospital-vendor initiative offers the potential to support fundamental change in radiology practice

Patient Satisfaction Scores Increase with Electronic Access to Imaging Exams

December 2, 2014     Gabriel Perna
news
Easy access to electronic imaging exams will improve patient satisfaction scores, according to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Information Requirements for the Competitive Healthcare Marketplace

November 18, 2014     Tonya D. Edwards, M.D.
article
CIOs of eight leading healthcare organizations convened on Sept. 12 for the annual Scottsdale Institute CIO Summit. This year’s theme, Information Requirements for the Competitive Marketplace, yielded lively discussion. In the session, the group shared...

As ACOs and Population Health Move Forward, No “Big Boxes” of Diagnostic Images Needed

November 18, 2014     Mark Hagland
article
Multiple revolutions are taking place simultaneously, with accountable care and population health, HIE development, data-sharing and storage technologies, and policy and reimbursement changes, all impacting imaging informatics now

Automated Reminders Improve Medication Adherence and Cholesterol Control

November 17, 2014     John DeGaspari
news
People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published today in a special issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.

The Trouble with Putting Care Management in a Box

November 17, 2014     Gabriel Perna
article
Health IT leaders are finding it difficult to define care management technology because they’re finding it difficult to define care management. Experts spoke to HCI on the increasing wave of investment into these technologies and provided a wide range of...
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