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7 E-Health Tools To Get Patients Engaged

Final Meaningful Use Stage 2 rules, now in effect, make patient engagement more important than ever. Here are some e-tools that you can use to draw in patients.
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WellFX is a cloud-based healthcare tool that extends care and patient engagement outside provider visits, with an aim of improving healthcare outcomes and costs. In addition, the system is HIPAA compliant and acts as a social platform for providers to deploy in their patient, staff, and agency communities.

Using the tool, providers can create managed and unmanaged online communities for patients to meet and share experiences while accessing provider-created education and healthcare content. WellFx says it overcomes the shortcomings of consumer and employee social platforms by guaranteeing patient confidentiality, anonymity, and data protection. Pictured above is a screenshot of the WellFX app, showing a user's options of seeing his/her friends, albums, profile, etc.

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10/14/2012 | 4:34:02 AM
re: 7 E-Health Tools To Get Patients Engaged
While these tools look like they have quite a bit to offer, too often IT is bombarded with requests to integrate into an EHR and there aren't very many solutions. To me, to be a viable option within e-health, you must have an easy, solid integration with the top EHR vendors.
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