News & Commentary
Content tagged with Patient Tools posted in August 2012
Consumer Health Kiosks Coming To Stores Near You
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
SohoHealth to place thousands of FDA-approved units in pharmacy departments of Walmart and other mass merchants. Plans include free health screenings for vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index.
5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Look for growth in mobile health, telemedicine, clinical analytics, and personal health records—and an EHR vendor shakeout.
Feds Bring Post-Acute Care Into IT Picture
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Long-term and post-acute-care community wants its voice heard, despite lack of government EHR incentives. Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT just weighed in.
Population Health Management: We'll Get There
Commentary  |  8/21/2012  | 
Getting providers and IT leaders to think in terms of population health, not just about the patient in the office, is challenging but doable.
Hospitals Look To EHRs To Reduce Readmissions
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Prospect of decreased Medicare reimbursements drives hospitals to find ways to keep patients from quickly returning. Technology will play an essential role, new report says.
Consumers Still Wary of Electronic Health Records
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
Patients have strong concerns about privacy, security, complexity related to ditching paper for digital health records, Xerox survey shows.
Meaningful Use Stage 3 Emphasizes Better Decision Support
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Advisory panel also calls for greater use of computerized physician order entry, capture of structured data, and electronic referrals in last phase of EHR incentive program.
Walgreens Tests Mobile Scheduling App
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
Take Care clinics in Denver and Chicago let patients schedule appointments using iTriage smartphone application.
Kaiser Permanente Personal Health Record Generates Patient Loyalty
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
PHRs bring patients and docs closer together with easy-to-use online tools. KP execs say other healthcare organizations could achieve the same benefit, but only with the right incentives.
Healthcare Must Leverage Tech To Boost Consumer Satisfaction
News  |  8/1/2012  | 
Medical providers and insurers aren't taking advantage of IT to meet consumer expectations in areas like mobile health, social media, and transparency, PwC reports.


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