News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in February 2013
Readmissions Don't Measure Quality, Harvard Doctor Says
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Noted health policy researcher Ashish Jha says new Medicare penalties on 30-day hospital readmissions promote accountability, but may not improve patient outcomes.
Patient Engagement Key To Better Health: AHRQ Report
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Lack of standardization is delaying commercial applications for home monitoring devices, says Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Doctors Push Back Against Health IT's Workflow Demands
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Doctors are angry that accountable care organization workflows seem more like manufacturing, less like healthcare, say panelists at eHealth Initiative conference.
Does Health IT Safety Need New Regulatory Body?
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Recent Department of Health and Human Services proposal says no; new think tank report agrees with HHS stance.
U.K. Telehealth Ambitions Lack Firm Foundations
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
European policymakers see shifting chronic illness care into the home as a panacea to rising healthcare costs. But to get mobile healthcare off the ground, a lot of back-end work needs to be done.
Health IT Needs Moneyball Technique To Succeed
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
Big data in healthcare should copy the movie's analytics strategy, says eHealth Initiative Annual Conference keynote speaker.
Online Consults Increasing, Despite Physicians' Concerns
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
New primary care model gains momentum as payers see cost-cutting potential and consumers demand better service.
Hospitals, CIOs Laud Health IT Safety Plan
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
HHS's "light regulatory approach" to a national patient safety plan draws qualified praise from industry trade groups.
Can Avatars Improve Patient Outcomes?
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Use of avatars that reflect patients' ethnic and educational background can help drive engagement, says study.
Will Doctors Embrace Tibbr Enterprise Social Networking Platform?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Social media tool draws on Facebook-style features to streamline communication and do away with paper processes.
Clinical Decision Support A Turnoff For Patients, Says Study
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Patients rate doctors who use decision aids more negatively than those who diagnose on their own or after consulting experts.
Health IT Startups Make VCs Swoon
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Investments in the health sector exploded in 2012, with consumer-facing technologies and M&A activity especially robust.


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