Patient engagement &portals

NHIT Week 2018: Why Social Determinants of Health Are Vital to Patient Care

Providers are striving to keep patients healthier. Figuring out how to factor in environmental conditions is a start. As payment reform shifts provider strategies to strive for quality over quantity in care, organizations must think more and more about how best to keep their patients happy and healthy. Social determinants of health environmental conditions that

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How To Build Your Tech Stack Around The Patient ExperienceAnd Why You Should

Technology is disrupting the healthcare industry, including patients’ expectations about their care experience. Thus, healthcare organizations should implement technology that enhances the patient experienceand use behavior design to ensure adoption.Health care always has been a hands-on industry; however, technology is rapidly changing the way practitioners provide careand patients receive it. Tech solutions already have a

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How To Support Patient Education Through Technologies?

We strongly believe that only digital health can bring healthcare into the 21st century and make patients the point-of-care. One of the most visible consequences of digital health is the change in the relationship between patients and doctors. The latter are not the exclusive source of medical information anymore: search engines, online journals, and glossaries,

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Patientfamily-centred care: communication is key

Among critically ill patients and their surrogates, a family-support intervention delivered by the interprofessional ICU team did not significantly affect the surrogates burden of psychological symptoms, according to results of the PARTNER trial. Researchers note, however, that the surrogates ratings of the quality of communication and the patient- and family-centredness of care were better and

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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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