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Q&A: The Opportunity for Patient Engagement in the Community (Part 2 of 2)

April 24, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Jan Oldenburg is a leading authority on patient engagement, having edited a book for HIMSS on the subject and worked on developing digital engagement systems for Kaiser and Aetna. She talks about patient engagement in the community in part two of this two-part...

NCQA: Patient Engagement Supported by Health IT is Untapped Potential

April 23, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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In a new report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) outlines how policymakers can leverage health information technology to support patient engagement.

Stakeholders Launch Personal Connected Health Alliance

April 22, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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HIMSS, the mHealth Summit, and the Continua Alliance are connecting their names to a new group, the Personal Connected Health Alliance, focused on representing the consumer voice in personal connected health.

Patient-Centered EHR Journey at the Community Health Level

April 22, 2014     John DeGaspari
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Implementing an electronic health record is a major undertaking at any provider organization, but is especially challenging in an environment without any IT infrastructure or an information services (IS) department. Yet that’s the goal the Access Community...

Q&A: The Opportunity for Patient Engagement in Community Health (Part 1 of 2)

April 18, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Jan Oldenburg is a leading authority on patient engagement, having edited a book for HIMSS on the subject and worked on developing digital engagement systems for Kaiser and Aetna. She talks about patient engagement in community health in part 1 of this two-...

It Takes a Village to Treat a Child…Data Helps Too

April 16, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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At one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country, a multidisciplinary team is using population health technology to measure and analyze outcomes data in real-time for patients and providers. The initiative has created a culture shift and improved care.

e-Patient Dave: How the Patient Engagement Movement is Evolving

April 10, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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Dave deBronkart, famed and noted patient engagement advocate, knows all about sending the right kind of message to any institution, especially one that is as established as healthcare. In an interview with HCI, he previews his message for the upcoming...

'Entering a Minefield': The OpenNotes Mental Health Conundrum

April 8, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The OpenNotes movement, which invites patients to review clinical notes written by clinicians, was an unequivocal success in its three pilot locations. Now one of those organizations is trying to determine whether it’s appropriate to expand this kind of EHR note...

Providers Identify Workflow Challenges with Stage 2 Transitions of Care

April 8, 2014     David Raths
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At Health IT Policy Committee listening sessions on Stage 2 transition-of-care requirements, providers and vendors identified health exchange ecosystem maturity levels and workflow changes as their biggest challenges.

Giving Recovering Addicts a Digital Support System 24/7

March 27, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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At Memorial Hermann Health System’s Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), leaders have implemented a digital platform that provides its recovering addicts with a support community from the touch of their phone. Thus far, the center has gotten patients to buy-...

THSA’s Tony Gilman: HIE is the Cornerstone of Healthcare Transformation

March 26, 2014     Rajiv Leventhal
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In preparation for a panel on health information exchange at the Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit in May, Tony Gilman, Texas Health Services Authority CEO, gives his thoughts on HIE developments in Texas and across the nation, as well as challenges and...

Secure Messaging MU Requirements a Struggle for Some Providers

March 25, 2014     Gabriel Perna
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The patient engagement requirements for Stage 2 of meaningful use under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) could be a struggle for providers who have been late to adopt an electronic health record (EHR), a recent study...
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