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How CIOs Can Lead the Charge in IT-Enabled Patient Engagement

July 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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As healthcare continues to evolve from a fee-for-service to a value-based care payment model, healthcare executive leaders see patent engagement as a top priority. Moving forward, CIOs need to play a vital leadership role in IT-enabled initiatives.

Better Communication Tools Needed to Support Payer-Provider Collaboration, Survey Finds

June 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Online and multi-payer portals are viewed as promising solutions to improve communications between payers and providers while also mitigating costs, yet these tools are underutilized, a survey finds.

Two Major Health Systems Invest in Digital Prescribing Platform

June 15, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Pittsburgh-based UPMC Enterprises and Seattle-based Providence Health & Services are investing in Xealth, a digital healthcare startup whose platform enables physicians and clinicians to prescribe customized digital healthcare content, apps, and services.

For One Tennessee Orthopedic Group, Patient Engagement Accelerates Performance Improvement

May 17, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Originally not sure if patient portals would provide value, leaders at OrthoTennessee quickly changed their perception on the importance of engagement.

Mayo Clinic Makes Health Content Available via Epic’s Patient Apps

April 27, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is now offering its health information on demand via Epic patient-facing apps such as MyChart and MyChart Bedside.

Rush University Medical Center Rolls Out Electronic Consultation Service

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center will soon be offering primary care patients an online medical evaluation service, via a web-based application that will allow a patient to conduct an electronic consultation with a physician.

Physicians’ Time Evenly Split Between Seeing Patients and “Desktop Medicine”

April 4, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Physicians spend essentially the same time seeing patients as they do on “desktop medicine,” according to new research published in the April issue of Health Affairs.

Survey: Patients Becoming More Engaged with their Healthcare

February 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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A survey of 200 patients and 200 healthcare providers reveals that most patients have become more engaged with their healthcare during the past two years, a change that’s been noticed by providers.

At UC Davis Health, Patient-Generated Data Gets Real

February 7, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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UC Davis Health’s latest health IT endeavor around patient-generated health data integration is one that earned the organization semifinalist status in the 2017 Healthcare Informatics Innovator Awards program.

athenahealth Research: Low Portal Adoption Rates for Rural Patients

December 12, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Of the 5.5 million patients who are visiting clinician practices that are on the athenahealth network, 33 percent in urban areas were registered on their physicians’ portals. But in rural areas, that figure drops to just 18 percent.

Study: Patients with Low Health Literacy Less Likely to Use Health IT

December 2, 2016  |  Heather Landi
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Advancements with patient-facing health information technology tools, such as wearables, patient portals and mobile apps, have the potential to improve healthcare delivery, yet low health literacy may be a barrier to patients’ use of electronic tools.

VA to Launch Online Medical Appointment Scheduling Next Year

November 14, 2016  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) plans to launch online medical appointment scheduling nationwide in January, according to a report in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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