News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in November 2012
Safety, Technology, Anger And Hope
Commentary  |  11/30/2012  | 
America's patient safety record is a source of embarrassment that angers both clinicians and patients. The right IT tools can help mitigate the danger to life and limb.
Do Patient Portals Ramp Up Cost Of Healthcare?
News  |  11/29/2012  | 
Kaiser study finds patients who use portals more likely to use healthcare system, but long-term health benefits could outweigh greater use of services.
NFL Uses EHRs To Tackle Player Injuries
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
National Football League taps into eClinicalWorks electronic health record (EHR) system to coordinate care, better diagnose concussions and other game-related injuries.
New Patient Engagement Guidelines Stress Electronic Tools
News  |  11/27/2012  | 
National eHealth Collaborative offers healthcare organizations self-assessment tool to measure their success in this area.
Award-Winning IT Vendor Simplifies Adverse Event Reporting
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Using unified Web and mobile apps, KBCoreSM collects and analyzes information to improve reporting and promote patient safety, winning the Office of National Coordinator's challenge.
Hospital Websites Don't Meet Consumer Expectations
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Average satisfaction scores drop four points as consumers demand more from hospital and healthcare system websites, Forsee study finds.
Hospitals Turn To Software To Track Patients
News  |  11/21/2012  | 
Patient flow software improves efficiency and patient satisfaction by reducing patient wait times and speeding bed turnarounds.
Do Accountable Care Organizations Improve Patient Care?
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Report suggests ACOs may improve quality of care and drive down costs, but analysis calls that conclusion into question.
Feds To Use Social Media For Biosurveillance
News  |  11/19/2012  | 
Office of Health Affairs teams with Accenture Federal Services to gather information from Facebook and Twitter to protect against disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.
Personal Health Records Get Social
News  |  11/14/2012  | 
ZweenaHealth looks to Facebook and Twitter to encourage consumer education, engagement and ownership of personal health records.
Health Info Takes Center Stage On Mobile Phones
News  |  11/13/2012  | 
Number of consumers who use their cell phones to gather health information nearly doubles in two years. Fitness apps are popular.
5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement
Slideshows  |  11/7/2012  | 
The 2012 Connected Health Symposium showcased a myriad of engagement tools that promote innovation and improve patient compliance.
Mobile Power Will Re-Energize Medical Care
News  |  11/7/2012  | 
Consumer, patient engagement, and provider-specific apps will dramatically change the way patient care is delivered--if stakeholders can overcome the obstacles.
Big Data Supports Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Data integration, visualization and analysis tools help get medical help to people devastated by natural disasters like Sandy or Haiti's earthquake.
Healthcare Experts Balance Patient-Reported Data Promise, Problems
News  |  11/5/2012  | 
Patient questionnaires can detect problems clinicians miss, but it's still hard to integrate the data into electronic health records systems, say American Medical Informatics Association conference panelists.


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