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Patient Engagement Technologies

Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid to Enhance Patient Engagement Tools

by Sara Heath

EHR vendor Allscripts has acquired HealthGrid, a provider of enterprise patient engagement solutions that help connect patients with their providers. The acquisition, which should be complete by the end of the second quarter of 2018, will...

What Is the Role of Connected Health in Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

As healthcare technology continues to permeate the medical industry, experts are continuing to evaluate how connected health tools can impact patient engagement and the overall patient experience. As noted in a 2013 study in the...

Google, Fitbit Partnership to Boost Wearable Technology, Data Use

by Sara Heath

Google and Fitbit will now partner to deliver enhanced patient engagement technology and wearable tech use. The move will connect patient-generated health data with patient medical records, the two companies stated. The partnership will...

Interoperability, APIs Critical for Effective Patient Portal Use

by Sara Heath

Better health IT interoperability and application programming interface (API) use are essential for making the most out of the patient portal and other patient engagement technology, according to ONC head Don Rucker, MD. In a recent ONC...

Patient Engagement Technology, EHRs Influence Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

Use of patient engagement technology, access to full medical records via EHRs, and other digital communication tools are a significant determinants of high patient satisfaction, according to a recent survey from Black Book. Specifically,...

Improvements Needed for Patient Engagement Apps, Health Behavior

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals and mHealth app designers must identify ways to make medication adherence apps produce improvements in wellness measures, indicates a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

Patient Portal Access, Use Reach 52% of Healthcare Consumers

by Sara Heath

Patient access to health data is continuously increasing, but there is still more opportunity for medical professionals to encourage better patient engagement with their own health data, according to a new ONC data brief about patient...

How Do mHealth, Mobile Health Devices Impact Patient Satisfaction?

by Sara Heath

Mobile health devices and mHealth initiatives are strongly correlated with higher patient satisfaction scores, according to a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Jamf. The survey of over 600 health IT professionals in...

Patient Relationship Management Tools Emerging Health Technology

by Sara Heath

Patient relationship management (PRM) tools are slated to become increasingly popular has medical groups continue to drive patient-centered care, according to a new market report from Chilmark Research. With healthcare’s shift...

Lyft Partnership to Support Ambulatory Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A new partnership between Acuity Link and Lyft will enable better patient access to care in the ambulatory, outpatient setting. Acuity Link is a non-emergency medical transportation provider with goals to over come transportation as a...

Patient, Provider Training Key for Patient Portal Use in Oncology

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations and medical systems need to create better patient education and provider training when implementing patient portals in oncology units, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Using Kiosks to Assess Social Determinants of Health in Veterans

by Sara Heath

From the ability to easily access timely medical care to experiencing certain medical conditions at disproportionate rates, veterans represent an extremely vulnerable patient population. That limited health equity is further exacerbated...

Understanding Consumerism in Healthcare, Patient Empowerment

by Sara Heath

Consumerism in healthcare is here to stay, but the industry needs some fixes to drive patient empowerment and assist patients who face growing financial responsibility, according to a policy brief from healthcare researchers at Rice...

Using Patient Rounding Tools to Enhance the Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Patient rounding is a tried and true element of the patient experience. Nurses making their way in and out of patient rooms drives quality patient-provider relationships, ensures more patient safety, and allows nurses to assess and...

Biden: Federal Action Needed for Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Vice President Joe Biden is calling on federal health leaders to identify specific strategies for enforcing better patient access to health data. In an op-ed published this week in Fortune, the former leader of the White House Cancer...

How to Use Patient Outreach Technology in Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

As medical practices seek to close gaps in care and reduce patient no-show rates, many may be turning to patient outreach technology to better connect with patients. But in an industry seeing technology emerge at lightning speed, some...

Patient Engagement, Health Literacy Amid Top Patient Safety Issues

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement and patient health literacy have ranked among the top patient safety issues on ECRI Institute’s 2018 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations. Patient engagement and patient safety ranked nine...

Seniors Want Patient Engagement Technology for Care Management

by Sara Heath

Fifty-nine percent of senior patients (age 55 and older) have concerns about their healthcare going forward, according to a recent survey conducted by Toluna on behalf of Alignment Healthcare. Patient engagement technology will help...

Recapping HIMSS18 Patient Engagement Technology News

by Sara Heath

At the HIMSS18 conference, it seems as though all healthcare professionals could talk about was patient engagement. Between industry leaders’ vows to better support patient access to health data to launches of innovative patient...

Patients Welcome AI Tech to Create Access to Convenient Care

by Sara Heath

Patients are becoming more welcoming of technology integrated into the healthcare encounter, showing that patient preferences are leaning less toward human interaction and more toward convenient care, according to Accenture’s 2018...

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