Tag 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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HIE inPractice Blog Series: Consent, Privacy and Security in Population Health Data Management

by: Timothy Butts, BS, MSIS, PMP, DPRC, TEB1 & Associates LLC, and David A. Watson, Ascension Health There is a new push for better population health management that leverages health information exchanges (HIEs) and their ability to normalize, harmonize, and provide … 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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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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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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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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