Category Archives: Patient Engagement

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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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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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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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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2015 – The Year Ahead for Health IT

As the new year begins, here are my insights on what to expect in the evolution of health IT. Telemedicine/telehealth:  When it comes to providers making decisions about using telehealth technologies, technology is not the limiting factor.  Payment and policy … 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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The Top 10 HIMSS Blog Posts in 2014

During 2014 – on the HIMSS Blog – patient engagement, innovation and healthcare transformation led the content charge. Our top 10 list also includes posts on: interoperability, public policy, nursing informatics, mobile technologies, and social media. So, take a moment … Continue reading

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Uncle Mistletoe & the 15 Step Challenge: UX for the Holidays

The holidays in Chicago can be a joyous experience.  If we are lucky, we get just enough snow to decorate the city’s trees and a break from the cold wind off the lake.  Just cold enough outside to wake you … Continue reading

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