Author Archives: Mary Griskewicz MS, FHIMSS

A Portal is Not Patient Engagement

Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to travel throughout the country attending events focused on engaging patients in their health and healthcare care using health information technologies. One key observation I have made is using a … Continue reading

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Representing The “Voice” of the Patient: Why Patient and Family Engagement Matters

On Friday, March 8, 2013, I landed at Bradley International airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., returning from HIMSS13 in New Orleans. As soon as I landed, my husband called my cell phone (he tracked my flight) telling me he would … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Integrated Medication Reconciliation

Heather McKenzie                                                                             … Continue reading

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Thought Leadership-The Patient Perspective

by Pete Rivera,  HIMSS Ambulatory IS Committee, and Consulting Manager, Hayes Management  As we straddle the fence between manual processes and the use of technology, the process of walking into a typical doctor’s office today is the same as it … Continue reading

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HIMSS and Delaware Partner to Assist Medical Practices Go Beyond Meaningful Use Stage 1

On March 19, 2014, from 5:50 pm – 9:00 pm HIMSS is hosting an education regional event program for Medical Practices Going Beyond Meaningful Use Stage 1.  The program is sponsored by several organizations in partnership with HIMSS; AOA, ANNP, … Continue reading

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Engaging Is So Yesterday – Let’s Connect with Patients

Recently I visited my doctor office. I was amazed to see the paper charts gone. I said to the staff I want to take a picture, but there were no more paper charts.  My medical practice participated in the EHR Meaningful … Continue reading

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Healthcare Ambulatory ICD10: Pay Now or Pray Later

By Pete Rivera, Consulting Manager, Hayes Management, HIMSS Ambulatory IS Committee Let’s face it. Coding is not that exciting. So when it comes to a discussion about ICD-10, technology folks just try to stay awake during the discussion. Compliance people start talking very quickly … Continue reading

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Yes, Health Insurance Marketplaces Will Bring Change and Hope!

Today – October 1, 2013 – is the first day that many Americans across the country potentially will be able to sign-up for healthcare in the United States due to healthcare reform legislation – the Affordable Care Act. I am … Continue reading

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The Need for Personal Health IT – Partnering with Patients to Change a Paradigm

Next week we will celebrate National Health IT Week. I have the honor of working with some of the best health IT professionals in the country.  As part of the HIMSS eConnecting with Consumers Committee commitment to equip front line … Continue reading

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I’m a Patient! Engage Me!

By Ileana Balcu, Member, HIMSS eConnecting with Consumers Patient Experience and Social Media Task Forces, Project Manager, Dulcian, Inc., Communications Team, Society for Participatory Medicine.    I am a patient who wants to be as engaged as possible in my healthcare. I … Continue reading

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