December 12, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
About two-thirds of adult patients did not use an online patient portal in 2017, and research indicates vulnerable and disadvantaged patients are less likely to use these technology tools, according to a study published in the November issue of Health Affairs.
December 7, 2018 | Heather Landi, Associate Editor
Modernization of the 22-year-old Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) would improve patients’ access to their health information and protect their health data in a burgeoning app ecosystem, according to two leading health IT industry groups.
November 18, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Six U.S. healthcare systems are sharing a $9 million grant to research introducing electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs) into the routine practice of oncology providers to improve symptom management and to decrease hospitalizations.
October 24, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
An Opioid Action Plan developed by a working group of the Patient-Centered Clinical Decision Support (PCCDS) Learning Network has set an ambitious goal of delivering PCCDS interventions that improve pain management and opioid use outcomes for 2 million...
October 9, 2018 | David Raths, Contributing Editor
Health2047 Inc., a Silicon Valley-based innovation company founded by the American Medical Association (AMA), has spun out its second startup, First Mile Care, a preventive chronic care company focused on prediabetes.
At the Health IT Summit in Denver on July 13, Gina Altieri of the Nemours Children’s Health System delivered a presentation on her organization’s bold journey around leveraging technology to meet healthcare consumers where they are
For healthcare executive leaders, the stakes are getting higher in an era of growing consumer expectations and new competitors. Kaufman Hall's Dan Clarin discusses the healthcare industry’s progress to become more consumer-centric.
About half of older adults aged 50 to 80 years old reported they have set up a patient portal, but there are concerns with the technology among this age group, according to the University of Michigan’s National Poll on Healthy Aging report.
Speaking on the subject “Patient Engagement Is Not an App,” Katherine Schneider, M.D., CEO of the Delaware Valley ACO, shared with Health IT Summit in Philadelphia attendees, wisdom on the challenging journey into patient engagement
Federal law requires healthcare providers to give patients access to their medical records, but according to a new GAO report, some patients believe they’re being charged too much to access their records.
When pitted against tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, Apple and Facebook, consumers found Amazon as the company to be most trustworthy when it comes to receiving healthcare services, according to a new report.
Health IT company Change Healthcare is collaborating with Adobe and Microsoft on the development of patient engagement technology, specifically with the aim of giving providers a tool for patient engagement campaigns similar to what retailers use to engage...
BayCare Health System, a 15-hospital system based in Clearwater, Fla., is moving forward on many technology fronts to enhance patient engagement and patients’ access to their medical records, as well as expand healthcare services through digital platforms.
A new report from Orem, Utah-based KLAS Research gathered feedback from executives at all 12 of the health systems that were early adopters of the Apple Health Records feature and most executives are optimistic about the potential to empower patients and address...
At the 15th annual World Health Care Congress, leaders of various organizations across the healthcare ecosystem stressed the importance of understanding and acting on social determinants of health so that outcomes could be improved and costs lowered.