Category Archives: Patient-Centered Systems

Optimizing for the Acceptable: Managing Design in a Complex Socio-Technical System

For Father’s Day, my parents, my wife and kids all went to my in-laws house for brunch. Ah, the glories of brunch let me siiiinnnnggg your praises (AAAHHHH AAAAAHHH AAAAHHHH!!!), you a nuanced blend of breakfast and lunch, sweets and … Continue reading

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For the Thought of a Bite of Chocolate

All Jan Scheuermann wanted was to have a bite of chocolate. That is not true. There were many more things Jan wanted, like to lift up her children, like to hold her husband’s hand, even to pump her fist in … Continue reading

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Establishing Digital Identities for Healthcare

by Mike Kroll, manager, technology solutions, HIMSS  At HIMSS, we continually work with HIMSS members, staff and other stakeholders on how technology can be leveraged by healthcare providers to enhance health and better healthcare. One of the rewards of this … Continue reading

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The Care Team Needs a Personal Health IT Roadmap

by David Rowe Despite widespread news coverage of health reform laws and, especially, changes to consumer health insurance, little has been written about the dramatic changes occurring inside healthcare organizations as they prepare for value-based reimbursement. I fear that even … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Integrated Medication Reconciliation

Heather McKenzie                                                                             … Continue reading

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From Compliance to Engagement: Reimagining the Patient Relationship

By Jan Oldenburg, FHIMSS Jan Oldenburg is a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s Advisory Health Care Practice. Jan, a nationally recognized thought leader on patient engagement, has extensive experience working with accountable care organizations to create and implement patient-centered … Continue reading

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HIMSS Physician Community Blog Series #4: Building on the Needs of the User

By Noreen Butte, MD, Physician Executive, NextGen Healthcare Information Systems The world we live in today is full of IT infrastructure. The smart phone, that we all cannot live without, has hundreds of lines of underlying software code that are … Continue reading

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A Patient on the Blue Button Connector

By Ileana Balcu, Vice Chair, HIMSS Patient Engagement Technologies Task Force and a member of the Social Media Task Force. She is a Project Manager, Dulcian, Inc. and on the Board of Directors, Society for Participatory Medicine.  

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Marriage before engagement: A stronger and more nimble marriage between healthcare and the EHR is needed for better patient engagement

by Vikram Kumar MD FAAP, CMIO & Pediatrician, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center  This article conveys opinions of the author, and does not reflect perspectives of the author’s employer or other affiliates. This article originally appeared in the Southern California HIMSS Chapter … 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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