News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in July 2012
Is Population Health Management Latest Health IT Fad?
Commentary  |  7/30/2012  | 
Several thought leaders are pushing the PHM approach to healthcare, but we need more sophisticated EHRs and clinical analytics systems to make it a reality.
Personal Health Record Handbook Designed To Energize Providers
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
To light a fire under clinicians, a new guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality extols the virtues of interactive PHRs and outlines steps for successful implementation.
Feds Make Hospital, Nursing Home Comparisons Easier
News  |  7/30/2012  | 
New online features from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services give patients and their families easy access to vital performance and safety information for hospitals and nursing homes.
Cerner Hosting Outage Raises Doctor, Hospital Concerns
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Cerner's national network went down for a day, forcing physicians to resort to handwritten orders.
Will Dossia-WCS Alliance Jumpstart Personal Health Records?
News  |  7/26/2012  | 
Union of Wellness Corporate Solutions and Dossia could drive more consumers to use PHRs.
Health IT Attracts More Venture Capital in Q2
News  |  7/25/2012  | 
Despite a decline in the total amount of U.S. venture capital investments, health information technology raised more capital and deals in the second quarter than in the same period in 2011.
Remote Patient Monitoring Market To Double By 2016
News  |  7/24/2012  | 
Tight budgets and emergency room overcrowding will contribute to the uptick in remote and wireless patient monitoring systems to track vital signs. By 2016, the U.S. market will top $20 billion, new research says.
Personalized Medicine Will Transform Healthcare
Commentary  |  7/16/2012  | 
As healthcare providers incorporate deep analytics and advanced clinical decision support into everyday practice, they'll turn standardized medicine into personalized medicine.
Interactive PHRs Make Patients More Proactive
News  |  7/16/2012  | 
PHRs may not be popular, but consumers who use them are more likely to go in for cancer screenings and other important preventive care.
Contest Targets Consumer Interest In Electronic Health Records
News  |  7/13/2012  | 
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information promotes new contests aimed at encouraging patients to access their data and bolstering patient safety.
Healthcare Social Media: Time To Get On Board
Slideshows  |  7/12/2012  | 
Many hospitals and practices still hesitate to jump on board the social media bandwagon. Here's some practical advice to guide your organization through the decision process.
Feds Embrace Mobile With AIDS.gov Redesign
News  |  7/3/2012  | 
Government health officials tap responsive Web design for HIV/AIDS website refresh, giving healthcare stakeholders deep access to data across smartphone, laptop, and other displays.
IT-Enhanced Personalized Medicine Opens Investment Opportunities
News  |  7/2/2012  | 
Entrepreneurs need to harness DNA data in electronic health records, empower patients, and improve treatment outcomes, says Fidelity analyst.
11 Super Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  7/2/2012  | 
Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.
Patient Engagement Requires Right IT Tools
Commentary  |  7/2/2012  | 
Federal and private policy makers are insisting that healthcare providers get patients more involved in their own care, but that's not going to happen without a careful analysis of your IT strategy.


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