Patient engagement &portals

How to Build a Robust Foundation for Patient Engagement Tech

Site surveys can help healthcare organizations figure out how to shore up their networks to handle periods of increased traffic. While next-generation point-of-care engagement technologies are key to improving patient outcomes and satisfaction, the success of such tools hinges directly on a healthcare facilitys supporting infrastructure. From network solutions and access points to storage technology,

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

It was fascinating to listen to the keynote address presented by Katherine Schneider, M.D., CEO of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO), a fortnight ago on May 21, during the Health IT Summit in Philadelphia, sponsored by Healthcare Informatics. As I reported here, Dr. Schneider, under the session title, Patient Engagement Is Not an

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How Patient Portals Are Increasing Engagement & Improving Outcomes

Delivering care to the second most populated county in the U.S., Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) of Chicago serves a large and diverse patient population. Many of these patients suffer from chronic diseases such as lupus, HIV, and cancer all of which require consistent laboratory monitoring. CCHHS found that many patients with chronic

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Medical records- Fees and challenges associated with patients’ access

What GAO FoundAvailable information suggests that the fees charged for accessing medical records can vary depending on the type of request and the state in which the request is made. Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations, providers are authorized to charge a reasonable, cost-based fee when

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How Augmented Reality Can Help Doctors And Patients

Realizing the great value of AR for in-patients and health professionals, we list some of the features that augmented reality apps for hospital care can include.Having first appeared in the entertainment industry, augmented reality had its potential underestimated by other sectors for a long time. However, letting the ideas that started out as some sort

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The ABC Of Physician Engagement And Why Point-Of-Care Support Is Needed For Physicians

In January 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services set a goal to tie 50 percent of the Medicare payments to value or quality by 2018. This transition has put physicians on the frontlines of healthcare, as they play a major role in the value-based roadmap of an organization.However, on the downside, this shift

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