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Few Leaders Emerge in Broad Patient Engagement Technology Market

February 20, 2019 - As the search for effective patient engagement technologies continues, providers are looking for a broad set of solutions, according to the 2019 Patient Engagement report from KLAS Research. Although the report noted that organizations are looking into a plethora of patient engagement solutions – 74 different organizations named 109 different health IT vendors that are under...


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Patients Ready to Embrace AI, Patient Engagement Technologies

by Sara Heath

Patients are ready to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their healthcare experiences, alongside numerous other digital patient engagement technologies, according to a recent survey commissioned by Pegasystems. The survey of...

Managing Patient Engagement Technology, Vendor Selection Process

by Sara Heath

As healthcare technology continues to advance, it presents ample opportunities for health systems and hospitals to enhance the patient experience. But implementing a new patient engagement technology is easier said than done, as...

76% of Patients Benefit from Drug Price Transparency Technology

by Sara Heath

Providing point-of-care drug price transparency may be getting closer to a reality, as more providers adopt the technology necessary to view such information, according to a Surescripts report released this week at HIMSS. Price...

Patient Engagement, Digital Consumerism Center Stage at HIMSS19

by Sara Heath

As the HIMSS 2019 conference approaches, healthcare professionals are filling their appointment books with the best education sessions. This show is set to be a boon for the healthcare professional looking to delve further into her...

Epic MyChart Patient Portal Snags Best in KLAS 2019 Ranking

by Sara Heath

History repeats itself as Epic Systems MyChart patient portal comes in as a top performer in the Best in KLAS 2019 rankings. The rankings, which KLAS releases annually, looks at the highest rated vendors in the healthcare IT space as...

In-Clinic Patient Education Videos Improve Vaccination Rates

by Sara Heath

Patient education videos delivered inside the clinic or doctor’s office can help increase the number of patients accessing certain vaccinations or other preventive care services, according to new data from the Regenstrief...

Stanford Children’s Health Plans 2,500 Telehealth Visits for 2019

by Sara Heath

Stanford Children’s Health has vowed to double its telehealth appointments in 2019 in an effort to increasing convenient patient care access, according to a health system announcement. Over the past decade, telehealth has emerged as...

As 2019 Nears, Experts Look to Consumer-Centric Health IT

by Sara Heath

As health IT professionals look at ahead to 2019, they should expect an ecosystem that is consumer-centric and that reflects the patient-centricity that so defines chronic disease and care management, according to Chris Zant, the digital...

As Health IT Evolves, Patient-Provider Trust Remains Essential

by Sara Heath

When the stethoscope was invented in 1816, it was a revolutionary change in medicine. What was once an extremely detailed and intimate conversation between patient and provider suddenly had a new instrument separating them. But although...

Low Patient Portal Use Sparks Calls for Patient Tech Education

by Sara Heath

Despite strong incentives and provider attempts to the contrary, few patients are actually using the patient portal, according to new data from researchers at the University of Michigan. Patient portals, which rose in popularity after...

Overcoming Challenges of Online Appointment Scheduling Adoption

by Sara Heath

Online appointment scheduling software has emerged as a prominent patient engagement technology that improves practice efficiency and patient experiences. Critical to installing these tools is a clear idea of organizational needs,...

Benefits of Patient Data Access Outweigh Provider Misgivings

by Sara Heath

Patient data access has taken center stage in the healthcare industry. Policymakers agree that full data access is a fundamental patient right. Providers assert that patients who access their own health information will be better informed...

Health Tech Group Aims to Improve Medicaid Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A group of over healthcare technology CEOs are partnering to help expand patient access to care and patient engagement tools, forming Health Tech 4 Medicaid (HT4M). The organization, which consists of leaders from some of the biggest...

As Connected Health Use Grows, Value-Based Care Models Must Follow

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations across the country are using connected health and mHealth tools to help them tackle the challenges associated with value-based care. But as more organizations continue their shifts away from fee-for-service...

Telehealth Emerging as Value-Based Care Patient Engagement Tech

by Sara Heath

Telehealth is becoming more than just a tool to increase remote patient access to care. In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, telehealth technology is emerging as a tool to support patient self-management, according to a new...

Using Patient Education Technology to Combat Opioid Misuse

by Sara Heath

Throughout the nation, healthcare professionals are working to tackle the opioid crisis. On the one hand, clinicians understand that prescribing these pills can contribute to addiction. On the other, clinicians want patients to be able to...

Patient Engagement Key Healthcare Innovation Trend, CHIME Says

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations are making improvements in patient portal optimization and inpatient patient engagement tools, but more work needs to be done to personalize the patient experience, according to the CHIME Most Wired Trends...

Understanding Population Needs to Target Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Instead, organizations should consider the different needs and preferences of their populations to target their patient engagement initiatives, according to a new report from Deloitte...

Patient Portal Use Low in Chronic Care Patient Populations

by Sara Heath

Despite going through the steps of patient portal registration, 35 percent of chronic care patients have never used the technology, according to new data from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. Although medical...

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