Patient engagement &portals

How Apple’s Health Records could reshape patient engagement

Dignity Health’s chief digital officer explains why he thinks Apple can succeed for population health and precision medicine efforts where other PHR launches have not. As a longtime collaborator with Apple since before it even beta-tested its Health Records project, live now at 39 hospitals San Francisco-based Dignity Health is in sync with the iPhone

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SCI Solutions Acquires DatStat to Lead Digital Patient Engagement

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SCI Solutions (SCI), a leading patient access and care coordination software company, today announced it has acquired DatStat, a leading provider of patient engagement and digital health tools. The combination of SCIs market-leading patient scheduling, referral management and revenue cycle software with DatStats digital self-service tools for pre-visit preparation, secure messaging, visit summaries and

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PatientCV Shows Doctors How Proactive Patients Are

The Medical Futurist reached out to the idea initiator, @betabetic or Lindsay Fallow, a software developer turned science journalist; who is coping with multiple endocrine problems including adrenal insufficiency and a type-1 variant diabetes, plus severe asthma and gastric issues. That means she needs to have some of her hydration and nutrition through a central

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Doctors and patients harnessing the healing power of stories

“What patients bring to their clinicians is their stories,” writes behavioural scientist Thomas Egnew. It is through these stories that clinicians try to understand and treat patients’ health. In his article published in Annals of Family Medicine, the author highlights the importance of “narrative medicine” in managing patient suffering resulting from the travails of chronic

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Industry VoicesThe future of digital health depends on how well it improves patient engagement

Portals, apps and other innovations create a stronger personal connection between provider and patient. But the success of digital health ultimately relies less on advanced technology than on whether or not it improves an individuals health and their ability to engage in their own health, Spectrum Health COO Tina Freese Decker writes for FierceHealthcare.

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GetWellNetwork Integrates Tech to Help Providers Optimize Patient Engagement

Research shows that patients who are engaged and satisfied with their care are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital 30 days after discharge. Yet for many organizations, such engagement remains a struggle.Improving engagement is the goal of GetWellNetwork, a Bethesda, Md., company that develops solutions specifically designed to optimize the patient experience, says

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