Author Archives: John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS

About John Sharp, MSSA, PMP, FHIMSS

Senior Manager for Consumer Health IT at HIMSS.

How Close Are We to Consumer-Mediated Exchange?

by Sri Bharadwaj,  president-elect, Southern California chapter of HIMSS; member, HIMSS Value of Provider-Patient Engagement Task Force; and director, information services, UC Irvine Health If you don’t know about an  app that allows you to securely integrate multiple banking accounts into … Continue reading

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Realizing a Learning Health System: Engaging Your HIMSS15 Experience to Transform Health

by: Jon Mertz, chair of the HIMSS Social Media Task Force The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is an opportunity to learn about health information technology, patient engagement, trends in standards and regulations, and much more. A community gathers to share experiences … Continue reading

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Optimizing Patient Portals in 2015 – Part 2

There are several challenges to optimization. Cultural Issues Cultural issues remain a major obstacle to enhancing patient portals.  There has been the most resistance to implementing open notes and secure messaging. The original open notes study demonstrates that the fears … Continue reading

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Optimizing Patient Portals in 2015 – Part 1

Optimization With the incentives in Meaningful Use Phase 2, 2014 brought patient portal implementation in many hospitals, health systems and medical practices. These portals varied in function and usability. According to a survey by HIMSS Analytics, “Patient Engagement Series: 2014 … Continue reading

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The Maker Culture in Healthcare – Diabetes

While Nick Dawson called for a maker culture in healthcare a year ago, the maker culture has already arrived in the diabetes community. The maker culture is defined as “a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Patient Portals

By Janice Jacobs, Healthcare Life Sciences (HCLS) Social Media Director, Dell Services According to Gartner, by 2016, 89% of companies will compete mostly on customer/consumer experience. Now, the skeptics in the world might doubt that healthcare will see this large of … Continue reading

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Social Health Communities: 4 Types to Consider to Engage Value

By Jon Mertz, Chair of the HIMSS Social Media Task Force and Vice President of Marketing, Corepoint Health. Follow Jon on Twitter@jonmertz Community used to be simple. It consisted by neighbors who participated in similar events. You met face-to-face or through … Continue reading

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Flip the Visit – Patient in Charge!

by Sri Bharadwaj Sri is a Board member of HIMSS Southern California and consults with healthcare organizations across the nation. The healthcare landscape is being changed by the technology-enabled connected patient. Wearables, remote monitoring devices and self-radiology is swapping the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Storm of Social Media – Consumerization of Healthcare

by: Catherine Costa, RN, MTM Remember when we thought mobile technology would never work in healthcare?  Cell phones were even forbidden in most care settings. Today, there are over 100,000 healthcare apps available; we have mobile-enabled our patient portals; and, … Continue reading

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Educating and Engaging Patients Through Medical Destination Program

By Sherri Dorfman Sherri Dorfman is CEO, Stepping Stone Partners focuses on Connected Health, leveraging technology and data for patient engagement, care collaboration and decision support. She blogs at consumerehealthengagement.com. Sherri is a member of the HIMSS Value of Provider-Patient Engagement Task Force. … Continue reading

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