Regional and international healthcare leaders gathered at the opening plenary session of the HIMSS AsiaPac19 conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct. 7 to discuss the topic of value creation in [...]
Margaret Laws, president and CEO of the social innovation lab, offers a preview of her keynote address at the upcoming HIMSS Connected Health Conference, discussing the kinds of tools these young [...]
Healthcare providers hoping to maintain competitive advantage should keep digital patient experience top-of-mind, as tech-savvy consumers have shown they'll go elsewhere for a better one.
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The app also allows users to manage prescriptions, see information on deductibles and out-of-pocket spending, and locate physicians and hospitals using GPS technology.
Five telehealth technology experts share their decades of expertise, with advice to help healthcare CIOs and other IT leaders launch new telemedicine programs.
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Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld explores the practical implications of artificial intelligence and its impacts on quality, safety, cost reduction, patient engagement and more ahead of his roundtable session [...]
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At Connected Health Conference in Boston next week, the patient advocacy group celebrates a decade spent changing the conversation about how technology-enabled care is delivered.
The North Carolina health system expects to see a decrease in emergency department utilization and readmission rates.
The health system used a new data management platform to combine 15 different provider databases, better enabling patients to schedule appointments online and through a new Patient Engagement Center.
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The company this week revealed that its Expanse platform will be made available via Google Cloud. In another announcement, it said it will now support Health Records for iPhone.
“Patient-driven care also benefits clinicians – they will be able to use their time more efficiently since contextually relevant information will be presented to them,” said Dr [...]
During National Health IT Week, three experts put the focus on how digital technologies and smart care approaches are already transforming population health and helping address social determinants.
Up to 10 patients a day are using an in-house solution to book their outpatient appointments online with Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB). uBook is a referral management centre developed [...]
What patients want from a healthcare provider is surprisingly uncomplicated. They want convenience. They want quality care. And they want empathy at a scary time in their lives.
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An alphabet soup of healthcare stakeholders, including AHIMA, CHIME, MGMA and others, want the Senate HELP Committee to ensure the proposed regs serve the "needs of patients and those who deliver [...]
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Cerner will add Simplee's financial engagement platform to its revenue cycle portfolio and incorporate its billing tools into its consumer-facing technology
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For its 13th annual National Health IT Week, which kicks off today and runs through Sept. 27, HIMSS will be focusing on how public- and private-sector stakeholders can better align information [...]
The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation increased prenatal visit attendance by 24%, reduced early preterm delivery by 27%, and reduced first-year baby costs by 54%.
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The goal is to run dozens of such quality improvement projects each year and to ultimately make randomization standard practice for the continual improvement of existing and new programs.
Two consultants explain how the agility of remote hosting can boost readiness for social determinant of health initiatives – and spotlight the privacy and security concerns that must be [...]
The conversation isn't just about apps anymore – it's about robust, patient-centered platforms that are changing the calculus for care delivery in a consumer-centered age.
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Dr. Albert Chan, chief of digital patient experience at Sutter Health, says health systems have to get better at interpreting data in novel ways to make good on their promise to patients.
Lake Washington Physical Therapy also is saving $15,000 a year using bot-powered technology to optimize access to care and build patient-first services.
The benefit of the shared care plan is that a patient’s care plans will be consistent if they move within the region, and new clinicians involved in that patient’s care can view and [...]
As part of its Healthy Opportunities Initiative, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has enlisted Phreesia to help health systems statewide learn more about their patients' [...]
The startups will gain access to de-identified claims data to help fine-tune projects aimed at enabling more timely interventions, eliminating barriers to care, improving health system navigation [...]
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Two interoperability projects will get a funding boost from the Leading Edge Acceleration Projects in Health Information Technology, or LEAP in Health IT program, launched by the The Office of [...]
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Bayfront Health St. Petersburg pays $85,000 to HHS Office for Civil Rights and promises remediation after failing to give an expectant mother timely access to her medical records.
All healthcare is local: Blue Shield of California and L.A. Care invest $146 million in community health
Plans will jointly operate 14 community resource centers across Los Angeles that will leverage personalized technology solutions to improve health.
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While the agencies will no longer maintain or update the CONNECT wiki, it will continue to exist as an open source project whose code and community resources can be "used, adopted and implemented [...]
Integrated into Epic's clinical workflow using SMART on FHIR, the cloud-based Meducation platform offers simplified, patient-specific medication instructions.
ADHA partners with 42 organisations to develop secure message functionality across software products
Following the successful trialling of the co-designed standards to improve the secure exchange of healthcare information in 2018, the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) has announced that it [...]
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CommonHealth, an open-source app designed to enable easier information sharing, will use HL7 FHIR and other specs to give Android phones similar functionality to Apple Health.
At Health 2.0 this month, seven disparate companies will show how their apps and platforms are being put to work leveraging clinical and social data to drive innovations in care delivery.
More than 80% of users are very or extremely satisfied with the ability to directly communicate with surgeons, and the secure messaging app has also resulted in patients and caregivers being more [...]
Three representative vendors discuss why social determinants of health are important to population health management, and describe how their technologies help put these important data points to work.
"We defined early on that the customer experience should be simple, correct, and direct, and be delivered with empathy, efficiency, and pride.”
Healthcare information is being more widely shared than ever, but how can that be balanced with the need for robust privacy protections? At Health 2.0, two experts will frame the issue.
Veterans and guests at Orlando VA Medical Center were getting lost, and many were late for appointments. A new wayfinding technology application is changing all that.
The companies plan to create new cloud-based applications focused on patient engagement, pop health, customer relationship management, claims processing and more.
A physical therapy group in Arizona offers lessons to other types of health organizations seeking to improve patient satisfaction, give caregivers more time with patients and boost their bottom lines.
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The money from HHS will help community health centers, rural organizations and others to expand access to coordinated substance abuse and mental health treatments.
The Arizona payer’s use of advanced video technology offers lessons for healthcare provider organizations seeking to improve medication adherence and more.
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The voice-activated technology enables patients to interact with the health system through their smart speakers, allowing them to ask for wellness information, seek referrals or look for urgent care.
Building the right technology ecosystem with advanced printing technologies can help healthcare organizations both save ‘clicks’ for providers and improve care delivery.
With protected health information such a juicy target for cybercriminals, both data theft techniques are on the rise in healthcare.
As healthcare organizations look for new and innovative ways to drive patient engagement, they shouldn’t overlook advanced printing and computing technologies.
The goal is to reduce the incidence of diabetes in a given population by 58% in three years.
Four experts in population health management offer wide-ranging technology guidance and best practices for healthcare provider organizations launching pop health initiatives.
Research commissioned by the OneLondon LHCRE highlights the need for greater engagement with the public to improve trust about how data is shared.
The results of a new J.D. Power survey suggest that, for the patients standing to gain the most from telehealth, services need to be positioned and explained as a way to reduce costs while [...]
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Democrat Michael Bennet unveiled his telehealth-focused rural plan, which increases resources for IT investments; he also recently introduced a separate Senate bill to boost broadband in [...]
A recent Ernst & Young (EY) report presents a framework for the efficient and ethical use of NHS data, which it describes as ‘a treasure trove of information detailing health, wellness, [...]
Four experts offer advice and best practices for how to launch and maintain success with technologies that boost engagement and improve the patient experience.
The health system has seen a 779% increase in primary care online visits scheduled and a 72.5% increase in urgent care online visits scheduled. It's all part of a larger online vision.
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The tool is meant to help healthcare organizations better understand how their social needs investments and community partnerships might pay off, in savings and reduced utilization for high need, [...]
Patients age 60 and over used the portal less than younger patients, and African Americans used the portal less than white patients.
Castell will offer technologies and services to guide care decisions, manage patient experience, implement virtual care, address social determinants and more, building from the health system's [...]
Coroners have called for action to prevent further fatalities linked to the NHS Pathways system following 11 patient deaths.
Like all consumers, today’s patients expect a better experience: convenient scheduling, easy access to services and responsive clinicians. And focusing on the patient is improving the [...]
Following the unexpected death of his celebrity son over a decade ago, Kim Ledger is campaigning to reduce prescription drug-related deaths. Digital surveillance could be part of the solution.
As AI, virtual care reshape the healthcare workforce, remember the difference between ‘tasks and jobs’
Accenture's Kaveh Safavi discusses healthcare's outsized spend on labor – and how machine learning, telehealth and consumerism are transforming how work is done and who does it.
As more than 200 health systems have signed on with the patient empowerment movement, population health, patient safety and quality improvement gains are apparent.
Aged-care provider Ryman Healthcare in New Zealand has built its own electronic care planning system that runs on 3,500 tablets deployed in residents’ rooms across its residential aged-care [...]
The two women’s care organizations are blending their care operations to build on each other’s strengths. The vendor’s telehealth technology has helped decrease ER visits by 26%.
With remote patient monitoring a hot topic among healthcare providers, a new survey indicates patients would be open to outfitting themselves with wearable devices if it resulted in fewer trips [...]
It also eliminated 10 hours of reminder phone calls and increased payment of old accounts by 15 percent, Salt Lake Retina reports.
Severance Hospital, one of the oldest and biggest university hospitals in South Korea, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korean startup MediBloc to build a blockchain-based [...]
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And benefits extend into areas it has not yet been able to quantify. For instance, the physicians group anticipates increased savings created by the filling of appointment slots that more quickly [...]
The pioneering Pennsylvania health system has picked Ryu, who most recently served as its chief medical officer, to replace Dr. David Feinberg, who joined Google in 2018.
Health system AdventHealth is an early user of the analytics platform, seeking transformational change that can help it with its focus on whole-person care.
Technological progress doesn’t take place in a vacuum. The information that is rearranged into innovation is born from many sources, be it consumer behavior, the experiences of the [...]
In 2015, UCSF School of Nursing Professor Audrey Lyndon described what a burned-out clinician looks like. “Imagine an emotionally exhausted clinician,” she writes, “overwhelmed [...]
The text-based telehealth system connects patients with contracted providers from Acute Care Transitions, who care for patients then and there or direct them to where they need to be.
Following Northern Territory Department of Health’s announcement that it will soon become the first pathology provider to link the online tests results it is sharing via My Health Record [...]
Use of an inhaler-connected sensor helped push the average number of COPD-related hospital trips down to an average of 2.2, compared to the year prior to study enrollment when the average was 3.4 [...]
They have created a series of video education and engagement tools to assist healthcare staff and clinicians dealing with opioid addiction.
54 percent of survey respondents said they thought physicians who leverage mobile technology cut down on physician wait times, a new survey finds. But security still is a concern.
Digital tools are flourishing in healthcare, but only a minority succeed in really empowering the patient. Why? Because digital care and shared decision making only work as a team effort.
Precision medicine and clinical trial matching specialist Massive Bio is partnering with the initiative. Massive Bio’s precision medicine approach is based on a genetic understanding of the [...]
Moreover, the majority of respondents to a new survey had never encouraged patients to leave online feedback in the first place, although feedback on reviews or ratings sites was seen as more [...]
The upcoming 'unmentionables' session at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 European conference will see innovators look at the role of digital tools in 'destigmatising' depression, loneliness and sexual [...]
The technology can support Borrego in more than 22 languages. More than 15,000 patients who were not engaging in their health received care from these new efforts involving outreach programs via [...]
In New Zealand, fourteen percent of general practicioners with a portal are offering patients online access to their medical notes.
UVM gains access to clinical and business solutions for improving the level of care they deliver to patients.
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In its comments on the agencies' interoperability rules, HIMSS said FHIR v.4 should be required for certification – but cautioned against too broad a definition of EHI and said to slow [...]
Fitness, sport and a healthy lifestyle are becoming increasingly important in our everyday lives. Health insurers that follow this current development are therefore increasingly relying on [...]
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The Medical Group Management Association also has concerns about security risks that might be associated with the proposed rules, and says they go "too far, too fast."