Author Archives: Ian E. Hoffberg

About Ian E. Hoffberg

Manager, HIS, HIMSS Center for Patient and Family-Centered Care. Focus on Patient Engagement and health IT.

Not Just Another Patient Questionnaire

By: Deborah Wells, MS, CPHIMS, Senior Strategy Consultant, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Co-chair HIMSS Connected Patient Community, and member of HIMSS Patient-Generated Health Data Task Force. A year ago, I posted a blog titled “Electronic Pre-Visit Questionnaires Improve Workflow … Continue reading

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Three Steps to Achieving Patient Adherence and Realizing Value from Patient-Generated Health Data

by Nilesh Chandra, member, HIMSS Patient-Generated Health Data Task Force, and Adam Russman Advances in technology offer healthcare payers and providers a continuous stream of data on actual behavior, and rather than having to rely solely on a patient’s recollection, providing … Continue reading

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What Caregivers Need from Health IT

As we become immersed in the sights and sounds of the holiday season, there is a largely invisible group of people struggling to balance its daily responsibilities with the added stress of the holidays – family caregivers. I am one … Continue reading

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Why Patient Engagement Matters

I have recently found myself speaking to interns and first year medical students about what patient engagement is and why it matters.  These future generations of policy makers and healthcare stewards have a tremendous opportunity to embrace patient engagement and … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Health IT Professional and His Patient Portal (These views and thoughts are mine and mine only)

Guilty as charged!  I work in an environment that fosters the utilization of health IT for better care and health outcomes, yet I only recently logged into my own patient portal.  Let me take you on a journey of my … Continue reading

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