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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, a Look at What Can Be Accomplished Under the Banner of Patient Engagement

July 12, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At the Health IT Summit in Denver, Debe Gash, vice president and chief digital officer at Saint Luke’s Health System shared her organization’s story of mobile app-driven patient engagement progress

Putting On a Public Face: UCHealth’s Corporate Branding Initiative

April 24, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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At UCHealth, the Denver-based integrated health system, rapid growth through merger and acquisition activity has led senior executives to undertake a comprehensive branding initiative—with robust results

OpenNotes and Patient Engagement in a Safety-Net Environment: One MD Informaticist’s Journey

February 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Anshu Abhat, M.D., M.P.H., director of patient engagement in information technology at the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, is helping to lead an exciting initiative to enhance patient engagement in a safety-net public hospital environment

North Texas ERs Seek Identities of Online Reviewers

October 30, 2017  |  Healthcare Informatics
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Two North Texas freestanding emergency room operators are asking Google to reveal the identities of nearly two dozen reviewers who rated them poorly online. They believe the reviews were probably posted by a third party “to defame and disparage” their businesses.

Healthcare Informatics’ Most Popular Stories on Twitter in 2016

December 27, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Megan Combs
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Today, we will take a look at the biggest hits of the year on Twitter, the biggest social media channel for Healthcare Informatics reader engagement.

ONC Pilot Projects Focus on Using, Sharing Patient-Generated Health Data

October 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has announced two pilot demonstrations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to determine how patient-generated health data can be used by care teams and researchers.

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.

FBI Agent to CHIME Attendees: The Cybersecurity Environment Is Becoming More Dangerous

August 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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FBI Supervisory Special Agent Timothy J. Wallach shared with attendees of the CHIME/AEHIS LEAD Forum Event in Seattle some of the latest trends in cybercriminality that are affecting or about to affect U.S. healthcare organizations

Study: Patients’ Online Communication Could Help with Treatment Decision Making

August 1, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Online communication could be used to enhance cancer treatment decision making and care support, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Washington Debrief: HHS Cybersecurity Task Force Has Another In-Person Meeting

July 25, 2016  |  Leslie Kriegstein, Interim Vice President of Public Policy, CHIME
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The healthcare industry cybersecurity task force mandated by the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 held its second in-person meeting last week.

What Do the Latest Survey Results about Consumer Interest in Wearables Really Mean—for Providers?

May 15, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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A new study by analysts at PriceWaterhouseCoopers finds that healthcare consumers are very interested in wearable devices—and also that providers have a real opening for patient engagement around those wearables

A New PwC Survey Looks at the Explosion in Consumer Adoption of Wearables—Now, What Are the Implications for Providers?

May 12, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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What are the implications for healthcare and healthcare IT leaders of the surging interest among consumers in wearable devices? PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Vaughn Kauffman discusses the results of a just-released PwC survey of consumers

Yale New Haven’s Interim CIO: Laser-Focused on Right Data, Right People, Right Time

May 11, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Yale New Haven Health System's interim CIO Lisa Stump shares how the health system's thoughtful approach to deploying health information technology can transform data into meaningful information for clinicians to drive improved outcomes.

Live from iHT2-San Francisco: What Are the True Barriers to Optimal Healthcare Mobile App Use?

April 5, 2016  |  Mark Hagland
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When it comes to the growing insertion of mobile apps in the healthcare IT space, industry experts speaking at the Health IT Summit in San Francisco had a broad range of perspectives on the challenges and opportunities

Millennials, Gen-X and Baby Boomer Hiring Tips

March 29, 2016  |  Tim Tolan
commentary
The more you can learn about your candidate audience the better off you’ll be

AHIMA Releases Consumer Engagement Toolkit for HIM Professionals

March 15, 2016  |  Heather Landi
news
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has released a consumer engagement toolkit, a new training and educational resource to help health information management professionals more effectively engage patients.

Study Finds Only a Minority of Mobile Health Apps Useful for Patient Engagement

February 19, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Fewer than half of the more than 1,000 healthcare related-apps reviewed by researchers appeared to be useful for their potential for patient engagement while also offering high quality and safety, according to an issue brief published by The Commonwealth Fund.

Join Us: HCI, UT Southwestern CIO to Host Tweet Chat on Feb. 18

February 12, 2016  |  the Editors of HCI
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The editors of Healthcare Informatics will be hosting their fourth tweet chat on Thursday, February 18th at 4 P.M. EST. The tweet chat will have special guest Mark Rauschuber, CIO at UT Southwestern Medical Center, our #1 Innovator Awards Program winning team.

Twitter Can Provide Patient Perspective on Medical Errors, Study Shows

January 14, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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With growing concerns about medical errors, the social media app Twitter can be used as a tool to help providers collect data and gain the patient’s perspective on medical errors, according to a study published in the Journal of Patient Safety.

HCI on Twitter: Our Most Popular Stories on Social Media in 2015

December 23, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal and Megan Combs
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What were the biggest hits on Twitter in 2015? Here's the list of our most popular news stories, articles and commentarys on social media in 2015.

Digital Health Venture Funding Topped $4.3B in 2015

December 15, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Venture funding for digital health this year has kept pace with 2014, hitting $4.3 billion by Dec. 8, according to venture fund Rock Health.

PwC Cites Cybersecurity, Database Tools as Top Healthcare Issues for 2016

December 10, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) Health Research Institute (HRI) released its annual list of the top healthcare issues for the coming year, and cybersecurity, mHealth and database analytical tools topped the list for 2016.

Combination of Social Media and EHR Data Enables Real-Time Flu Tracking

November 2, 2015  |  Heather Landi
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Combined data from social media and internet sources as well as electronic health record information can accurately track and predict flu outbreaks in real time, according to a study published in PLOS Computational Biology.

The Lost Art Of Conversation

August 25, 2015  |  Tim Tolan
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One might think that the last person who would be writing about avoiding a live conversation would be me. But I’ve seen a shift in what is an essential part of business—the art of conversation.

Survey: Provider’s Web Efforts Lacking, Patients Say

August 6, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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While healthcare providers are mostly using the web to better serve patients, they still have work to do, according to a survey from e-commerce and online marketing vendor Kentico.

What a Freak Injury to an NFL Star Has Taught Us About HIPAA, Patient Privacy, and Journalism Ethics

July 14, 2015  |  Rajiv Leventhal
commentary
Over the July 4th weekend, an NFL star defensive end injured his finger during a fireworks accident. Quickly, the general public took to Twitter to blame a reporter for violating HIPAA laws. But who is really to blame?

Twitter Could Lead to Improved Research on Sleep Disorders

June 11, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
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Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital recently reported that important data on sleep disorders could be found in the Twittersphere.

Researcher: Social Media Guidelines Needed for Mental Health Doctors

March 30, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
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Social media can be a useful tool in helping behavioral healthcare doctors better diagnose and connect their patients, a researcher from University Hospitals recently wrote.

Social Media Ratings Linked to Lower Readmission Rates

March 13, 2015  |  Gabriel Perna
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Hospitals with presence and high ratings on Facebook are less likely to have unplanned readmissions revealed a study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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