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Who Isn’t Using Patient Portals? New Study Sheds Light on Portal Use

December 12, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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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.

AMIA, AHIMA Call for HIPAA Modernization to Support Patient Access

December 7, 2018  |  Heather Landi, Associate Editor
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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.

Health Systems Work with Epic on Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes for Oncology

November 18, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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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.

UnitedHealthcare to Award Members with Apple Watches for Meeting Daily Walking Goals

November 16, 2018  |  Rajiv Leventhal, Managing Editor
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UnitedHealthcare Motion, an employer-sponsored wellness program, is telling its participants they can get a free Apple Watch if they meet the insurer’s daily walking goals over a six-month period.

N.Y. Hospital Conducts Digital Assessments of Patient Interactions

November 13, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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Physicians at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y., are using a mobile app to collect data about hospitalists’ behaviors during patient interactions in order to provide real-time feedback.

GetWellNetwork Acquires HealthLoop

November 9, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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GetWellNetwork, a Bethesda, Md.-based company offering a platform for improving patient engagement, has acquired Silicon Valley startup HealthLoop.

Dr. Mark Smith’s Five Tasks for the Healthcare Sector

November 5, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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In his keynote address at the PCORI annual meeting, Mark Smith, M.D., M.B.A. founding president and CEO of the California Health Care Foundation, laid out five tasks for the healthcare sector.

Behind Providence St. Joseph’s Daring Push Into Digital Consumer Engagement

November 5, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the HIT Summit in Seattle, Aaron Martin shared insights on how—and why—Providence St. Joseph Health has successfully pushed ahead in its digital consumer engagement strategy

Working Group Seeks Widespread Clinical Decision Support Implementation for Opioid Care by 2021

October 24, 2018  |  David Raths, Contributing Editor
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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...

At the Seattle HIT Summit, UW Medicine’s Grosser Asks Leaders to Rethink Patient Engagement

October 22, 2018  |  Mark Hagland, Editor-in-Chief
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At the Health IT Summit in Seattle, Joy Grosser, CIO of UW Medicine, shared high-level perspectives on the landscape around patient engagement

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.

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