The clinics are flanked by an atrium, a cafe and a library with an outdoor deck. Their main concourses are dotted with furnished alcoves. One thing they don’t have: designated waiting rooms. That’s because patients at the clinics in the Health Transformation Building at Dell Medical School, part of UT Health Austin, can either go
A new study from Spyglass Consulting Group has just found that over 88% of hospitals and health systems are making investments in digital patient engagement tools. Digital patient engagement tools help hospitals empower patients to take a more active role in managing their health, leading to more successful health and financial outcomes. These tools are
TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center is now using technology to engage with patients during a visit to the emergency room. Patients and their visitors can use a dedicated tablet for information about their care, provide real-time feedback to ER staff or for entertainment. “No one plans for a medical emergency, but when the unexpected happens, TriStar
By Brianna Flavin for Rasmussen College Anyone with an interest in technology has probably encountered the field of health information technology (HIT) in the past few years. This sector of healthcare has received some well-deserved limelight for the innovations it has brought to the industry at large. But while we see the fantastic results of
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 29, 2015) – TriStar Skyline Medical Center is using technology to engage with patients during a visit to the emergency room. Patients and their visitors can now use a dedicated tablet for information, to provide real-time feedback or entertainment. “Patients don’t anticipate an ER visit but when they need emergency care and
Patients overwhelmingly believe in partnership with their clinicians to improve health. A new survey shows people want to collaborate with their doctors and co-produce their clinical data. As announced on e-patients.net blog, and according to a survey released by the Society for Participatory Medicine and conducted by ORC International, patients/consumers express their thoughts about the value of sharing
“For primary care practices, participating in a medical home demonstration requires substantial investments,” said Grand Martsolf, RAND policy researcher and the study’s lead author. “These costs of transformation include both one-time startup costs and ongoing, every-year costs. High-functioning IT systems are crucial to converting a physician practice to a patient-centered medical home model, but only
Many of the aging medical devices still in wide use at hospitals across the U.S. were built without much consideration for security controls. Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at University of Michigan, spoke about medical devices’ security at the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum in Boston.