GetWellNetwork says its bedside technology enables hospitals to engage patients in their own care process and improve the patient experience by transforming the television in the patient room into an interactive resource. The system is designed so that through a wireless keyboard, touch screen or handheld device, patients can interact with the system to access education resources, communication tools and entertainment options at the bedside.
Adventist Health System is the largest not-for-profit, Protestant healthcare organization in the United States. Serving nearly 4 million patients annually, Adventist operates more than 6,300 beds in 10 states.
A phishing scam at Baystate Health in Springfield, Mass. has potentially exposed the personal data of 13,000 patients, according to a privacy statement from the patient care organization and a report from MassLive.
In an update, DirectTrust reported significant growth in Direct exchange of health information and the number of trusted Direct addressed enabled to share personal health information (PHI) in the third quarter of 2016.
Eleven private insurers, including Aetna, Humana and Anthem, are urging the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to consider the experience of commercial insurers when evaluating the impact of telemedicine coverage in Medicare.
With the aim of improving patient safety monitoring, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently developing and testing an improved patient safety surveillance system.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is awarding $210 million to Seattle-based University of Washington’s Population Health Initiative, with the funds going toward the construction of a new building to serve as the initiative’s hub.