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Health2047 Spin-Off Focuses on Prediabetes Coaching

October 9, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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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.

Top Ten Tech Trends 2018: A Patient-Generated Health Data Future is Becoming a Reality

September 5, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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Healthcare and tech companies, from UPMC to Apple to many others, see the benefit in collecting patient data in non-traditional ways.

Connecting Expectant Moms and Others with Trusted Content—and Gaining Patient Engagement

August 31, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Can the implementation of mobile health applications improve patient outcomes and enhance patient engagement? The leaders at South Shore Health System in Massachusetts say that it can

PCCI Combines Predictive Modeling, Patient Engagement to Address Pediatric Asthma

August 16, 2018  |  David Raths
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The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) in Dallas has spent the past three years developing and testing predictive models to identify children at risk for asthma exacerbations.

Apple Health Records Project Continues to Gain Provider Participants

August 6, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In the last few weeks, nine more health systems have signed on to support Apple’s new “Health Records” initiative.

Patient Portals Commonplace in Healthcare Organizations, Survey Finds

July 27, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nine out of 10 healthcare leaders surveyed in a recent Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) poll said that their organization offers a patient portal.

Nemours Children’s Health: Deploying Technology to Meet Consumers Where They Are

July 21, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

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

As the Stakes Get Higher, One Consultant Examines the Industry’s Slow Progress to Meet Consumer Expectations

June 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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.

Report: Older Adults Hesitant to Use Patient Portals

June 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Is It Time to Totally Rethink the Concept of Patient Engagement?

May 30, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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It was fascinating to listen to Dr. Katherine Schneider’s keynote presentation in Philadelphia, “Patient Engagement Is Not an App”—and to ponder the implicit challenge she posed to her audience

The CEO of a Philadelphia ACO Shares Her Perspectives on the Path Forward for Patient Engagement

May 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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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

Healthcare’s Patient Access Problem is Big—But There's a Fix

May 23, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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There is significant potential for health IT to prove beneficial in medical record access and cut the exorbitant costs that patients are currently paying for their health data.

Medical Record Access Proves Costly for Some Patients, GAO Report Finds

May 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Consumers Trust Amazon Above Other Tech Giants for Healthcare, Survey Finds

May 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Change Healthcare Partners with Adobe, Microsoft on Patient Engagement Tool

May 9, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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...

How BayCare Health System is Using HIT to Meet Patients Where They Are

May 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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.

KLAS: Early Adopters of Apple Health Records See Immediate Positive Impact

May 8, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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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...

Allscripts to Buy HealthGrid for Patient Engagement Functionality

May 4, 2018  |  David Raths
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Health IT vendor Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) has agreed to acquire HealthGrid Holding Co., the developer of a mobile patient engagement platform called CareNotify.

At World Health Care Congress, An Inspirational Interest in Better Understanding Social Determinants of Health

April 30, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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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.

Florida Insurer Establishes Digital Health and Wellbeing Program for Members

April 25, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Florida Blue, a health insurer based in Jacksonville, has announced a partnership with Welltok. The goal of the collaboration will be to provide Florida Blue members with access to a digital health and wellbeing program designed to help them become and stay...

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

Independence Health, Comcast to Partner on Healthcare Technology Platform

April 20, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, and Comcast announced a partnership to launch a patient-centered technology and communications platform that seeks to improve the overall efficiency and experience of the care delivery process between...

Could Apple be the Tech Company that Finally Brings Health Records to Patients? Why One Expert is Bullish

April 17, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Patients of 39 health systems now can see their medical records right from their iPhones. Leaders at Dignity Health, one of the organizations involved in this Apple initiative, are optimistic that this could help transform healthcare.

The Federal Message is Loud and Clear: It’s Time for Patients to be Truly Empowered

April 11, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Government health IT officials are serious about creating a true market for healthcare in which patients are engaged and empowered. Will their message hit home?

How Will New Entrants in the Healthcare Space Impact Provider Organizations? One Leading Consultant Offers His Perspective

April 6, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Jacques Mulder, the U.S. health sector leader for Ernst & Young, shares his perspectives on the connotations of U.S. healthcare industry convergence and what healthcare executive leaders should be doing to navigate the changes that are coming.

ONC Releases Resource to Guide Consumers on Accessing, Using their Health Data

April 4, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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To further support its recently-announced MyHealthEData initiative, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has just released a new online resource to help consumers make better use of their digital health records.

Rock Health: Q1 2018 Digital Health Funding Hits Record $1.62B

April 3, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Following the biggest year for digital health funding, the digital health space is starting off 2018 with a bang. In the first quarter of 2018, $1.62 billion was invested across 77 digital health deals, reports San Francisco-based Rock Health.

Study: Healthcare Lags Other Industries in Digital Transformation, Customer Engagement Tech

March 30, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study examining the digital maturity of six industries found that the healthcare industry ranked third in terms of overall digital maturity, as healthcare firms typically lag about a decade behind other industries in adopting business technologies that...

Lyft Pushes Further into Medical Transportation with Acuity Link Partnership

March 29, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Lyft, the ride-sharing startup, has inked a deal with Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts-based Acuity Link, a medical transportation logistics management business, to give hospitals and other healthcare providers expanded options for patients’ non-emergency medical...

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