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Patient Portals: More Than Meets The Eye

Gary Hamilton | Healthcare IT News | July 16, 2013

Despite many healthcare organizations employing patient portals, the portal remains an underutilized resource. This low rate of adoption may stem, at least in part, from first-generation solutions developed in years past that offer little more than a website for patients and providers to communicate... Read More »

Patient-Generated Data Is The Future Of Care, VA Official Says

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | July 18, 2013

Patient engagement is on the minds of a lot of people in healthcare, spurred not only by a requirement in Stage 2 Meaningful Use regulations, but by imperatives to improve the quality of care and boost patient satisfaction. [...] Read More »

PatientPoint Partners with The Veteran Group to Offer Vital Patient Education to Veterans

Press Release | PatientPoint, The Veteran Group | November 9, 2017

PatientPoint®, the trusted leader in patient and physician engagement solutions, is partnering with The Veteran Group to offer award-winning point-of-care education to Veterans Affairs (VA) and other federal healthcare provider facilities. The Veteran Group is a VA-certified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that provides information technology and business management consulting and solutions to the VA and other federal healthcare partners. Through this partnership, The Veteran Group will install and deploy PatientPoint products among VA and other government and commercial customer facilities.

Patients are Consumers, Too. Why a Portal Strategy Should Embrace Both

Patient engagement is easy, right? Just create a portal and tell patients it’s there. Of course, no one who puts a little thought into this idea believes it can be so simple. Healthcare isn’t “Field of Dreams,” after all. We can build it. They still might not come. But we still need to try and understand why, as this 2014 Health Affairs study found, the increased use of EHR technology has not created a parallel increase in electronic communication among patients and clinicians. In short, if patient portal use is an accurate indicator, how do we get patients engaged and hold their attention? One key issue might be that we’re not in agreement on what patient engagement is and what it is not.

Patients Join Advisory Board of Revolutionary Precision Medicine Study of PCOS Disease and Women's Health

Press Release | Open Source Health | July 14, 2016

Open Source Health Inc., a cloud based precision medicine platform that puts control into the hands of women to educate, advocate and collaborate on their own healthcare is pleased to announce the appointment of a 10 person Precision Medicine Patient Advisory Board. “Involving patients in the design of every aspect of their Precision Medicine care is revolutionary,” says Sonya Satveit, CEO of Open Source Health Inc., “Women with PCOS have been underserved in healthcare for a long time, and now for the first time, we have brought them to the forefront of innovation to trail blaze a new path to optimal health. Precision Medicine is the next paradigm shift in healthcare and it’s exciting to have an amazing group of women involved as we create a new standard of care.”

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Patients Turn To mHealth Over Prescriptions, Says Survey

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | July 16, 2013

It might be a little hard to swallow, but 24% of patients are more willing to accept a prescription for an mHealth app than a pill, according to a recent survey of 2000 patients by Digitas Health. Read More »

Personal Health Record Adoption Rates Exceed MU Requirements

Sara Heath | Patient Engagement HIT | March 31, 2016

Personal health record adoption is expected to reach nearly 75 percent by 2020, far surpassing what's expected in meaningful use patient engagement requirements.
Patient preferences for engagement tools, such as personal health records, may be outpacing meaningful use’s patient engagement requirements, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research...

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Personal Health Tech Plot Thickens

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 17, 2014

Apple. Google. Samsung. WebMD. Each has made moves recently into personal health technologies. And they’re coming at a time when the nation’s healthcare is stressed and federal efforts are geared toward removing costs.

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Pilot Aims To Give Patients' Records Via HIE

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | January 23, 2014

Maine may become the first state in the country to offer residents access to their personal health records via a health information exchange. Read More »

Population Health in Crisis: The Blind Leading the Blind

Deborah Leyva, RN, MSHIDeborah Leyva, RN, MSHI | LinkedIn Pulse | August 13, 2016

Everything you may know about Population Health (PH) is wrong. I wrote about the complexities associated with PH in the ACO Survival Guide (the Guide). The Guide describes the moving parts necessary to succeed using the accountable care model including data analytics, care coordination, quality metrics and, of course, a deep understanding of HHS' evolving reimbursement regulations. Certainly, any knowledgeable observer could review the Guide and conclude that the ACO model was fraught with complexity and there were plenty of opportunities for false starts and outright failures, potentially costing an organization tens of millions of dollars...

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Population Health Management Becoming a Priority for Providers, but Many Struggle With Stop-Gap Solutions and Lack of Infrastructure, Says Latest Black Book Survey

Press Release | Black Book Market Research | January 30, 2017

Black Book’s most recent report on the state of population health management (PHM) reveals that it is among the fastest-growing areas in the healthcare IT space and several effective end-to-end solutions emerging. Record PHM spending underscores its increasing importance with a reported $8B invested in digital health in sum in 2016, with the majority going to population health and patient experience tools. But even as PHM solutions are quickly becoming a priority for healthcare organizations, in Q1 2017, 81% of providers are tackling population health projects without a strategic technology purchase that meets all their needs...

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Precision Medicine, Blue Button Among White House Big Data Efforts

Nathan Boroyan | HealthIT Analytics | September 30, 2016

Precision medicine, medical research, and improved patient engagement through initiatives like Blue Button are among the highlight achievements of the Obama Administration’s emphasis on data transparency and information sharing, says a White House fact sheet celebrating the nation’s big data progress. The following is a rundown of some of the specific open-data health efforts of the Obama Administration...

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Provider EHR Adoption Is Only One Half Of Meaningful Use

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 7, 2013

With the beginning of Stage 2 Meaningful Use approaching in several months for eligible hospitals, healthcare organizations participating in the EHR Incentive Programs will need to exceed thresholds for exchanging health information between providers and between providers and patients. Read More »

Providers Are Held Accountable. Why Aren't Technology Vendors?

Jordan Dolin | The Health Care Blog | July 26, 2013

As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, hospitals and physicians are increasingly being held accountable for outcomes by the government, payers and patients... Read More »

Q&A: 3 Pillars Of Population Health

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 7, 2013

The overarching concept of population health management continues taking shape amid an American healthcare system undergoing feverish digitization — and while some of the larger, IT-savvy health networks may more effectively be managing patient populations within two years, for most it will likely take six to eight years. Read More »