Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
Oldest First  |  Newest First  |  Threaded View
User Rank: Apprentice
10/22/2012 | 5:25:22 PM
re: Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
This line of thought is self-interested and misguided. Patient engagement begins in a trusting, empathic doctor-patient relationship. There is no app, no cool technology, informational or otherwise, that can remediate a bad patient experience with her / his healthcare provider(s).
User Rank: Apprentice
10/22/2012 | 11:32:47 PM
re: Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
I agree that government finally got something right with the Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements to allow patients timely access to their health information, although as stated, it may be a little short sided to only focus on the required metrics and not think long-term to using it to gain patient engagement and ultimately, their trust. This may be limited by the current set of available tools, and it's promising to know that there are upcoming developments in that arena; the idea of Allscripts crowd-sourcing solutions in their Open App Challenge at Health 2.0 is a great step in the right direction.

Jay Simmons
Information Week Contributor
User Rank: Apprentice
2/10/2013 | 4:16:00 PM
re: Patient Engagement: One Secret To True Healthcare Reform
This is the real hinge on which actual reform turns: gimme my damn data. Add price transparency to the data access, and we'll have some REAL change.

The Business of Going Digital
The Business of Going Digital
Digital business isn't about changing code; it's about changing what legacy sales, distribution, customer service, and product groups do in the new digital age. It's about bringing big data analytics, mobile, social, marketing automation, cloud computing, and the app economy together to launch new products and services. We're seeing new titles in this digital revolution, new responsibilities, new business models, and major shifts in technology spending.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest September 18, 2014
Enterprise social network success starts and ends with integration. Here's how to finally make collaboration click.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
The weekly wrap-up of the top stories from this week.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.