J.P. Morgan hosted their annual Healthcare conference last week and good news for Bioscape. When summarizing the event, Becker’s Hospital Review came up with 10 themes. No suprise to Bioscape, the first theme listed is Patient Education and Engagement. If hospitals don’t have an engagement strategy for patients then they will fall behind their competitors
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
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.
A recent study designed by New York University and published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research exposed the consumer perspective of health app use in the U.S. More than 1,600 mobile phone users were surveyed, assessing sociodemographic characteristics, health app history and reasons for use and the status of their overall health. Consumers want access
One of the most important pieces of an electronic health record is often overlooked or ignored, leading to incorrect diagnoses, wasted resources and patient dissatisfaction. It’s the patient’s voice, that highly personal collection of feelings, fears and self-collected health data that goes beyond the clinical record. The patient’s voice – or the lack of it in
Concerned that food stamp users lacked the opportunity to buy fresh vegetables, the anti-hunger group Just Harvest decided two years ago to take credit card machines to local farmers markets that were operating on a cash basis. Besides credit and debit cards, the machines accept the state-issued Electronic Benefit Transfer cards holding food stamps. “As