Digging out of a Hole: The Two Sides of Patient Engagement

February 27, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Implementing a patient-centered strategy will not only improve the care given by healthcare providers but it can also increase practice revenue, advised Adele Allison, former co-chair of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Beacon-EHR...

Study: IT Pros Lack Expertise to Handle Federal Mandates

February 19, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
Three out of five healthcare IT professionals believe that government mandates are having a negative effect on their industry, according to study from Peak 10, a Charlotte, N.C.-based national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider.

MU Health Care Gives Patients Access to Online Physician Notes

February 12, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
University of Missouri Health Care has announced that it is now giving its patients access to view outpatient visit notes through its patient portal.

Live from the iHT2 Miami Health IT Summit: How Cleveland Clinic is Changing the Healthcare Delivery Model

February 10, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
At the Cleveland Clinic, technology-based tools have helped transform the healthcare delivery model from provider-driven to consumer-driven, according to C. Martin Harris, M.D., Cleveland Clinic’s CIO, and the chairman of the organization’s IT division.

NIH Launches Web Portal for Access to Down Syndrome Registry

February 4, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a web portal for researchers, clinicians, and other professionals with a scientific interest in Down syndrome to access de-identified data from its Down syndrome registry.

David Chou: Healthcare Needs to be Like Amazon

February 2, 2015     Gabriel Perna
David Chou, CIO at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, talks about the natural challenges and struggles that is patient engagement. He says healthcare needs to be more retail-oriented, and focus on serving end users like Amazon does with its...

When You’ve Got Telehealth…"Snow Problem”

January 30, 2015     Gabriel Perna
Massachusetts General Hospital used telehealth to service snowed in Bostonians this past week so they didn’t miss an outpatient visit. It’s high time we bring direct-to-consumer telehealth to the forefront…there’s just one caveat.

Patient-Generated Data: Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

January 28, 2015     David Raths
Some clinicians are already taking advantage of patient-generated health data in their practices, but they are outliers. How long will it be before that type of integration is a regular aspect of clinical work flow? And what will it take to get there?

Building a Sustainable HIE Model in The Sunshine State

January 27, 2015     Rajiv Leventhal
In Pensacola Fla., HIE presents an array of unique challenges, but one healthcare organization in the area is holding its own.

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.
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