Patient and consumer engagement is one of health care’s holy grails and most-bandied buzz phrases. But there may be a big problem: As much as providers, payers, pharma, and everybody else in health care want to woo people into being vested in their health, the object of those desires just may not be all that into it. “The challenge we run into is whether consumers really want to be engaged,” says Eric L. Steager, corporate development and innovation director at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. Eric Steager Steager was one of the speakers at the Next Edge: Health Experience Summit meeting yesterday in Philadelphia. Managed Care was one of the media sponsors of the two-day event. The meeting was devoted to discussions of how to make health care “person-centric” and getting all aspects of the health care system to work together “to create an engaging and seamless experience for the people that need our care.”
Several healthcare stakeholders, including the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, Health IT Now and the National Partnership for Women & Families have submitted comments on the Senate HELP Committee's draft health IT legislation, unveiled late last month.
February 9th, 2016 - The start of the New Year has been a busy time for the HealthlinkNY Team with three new practices gaining Web Portal access to the HealthlinkNY Health Information Exchange (HIE.) Susquehanna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Contemplative Medicine and Step One: Child & Family Guidance Center Addiction Services have all completed training and gained access to the HealthlinkNY Web Portal during the month of January.
Health tracking apps and devices offer consumers the ability to track an increasing number of relevant metrics. Over the years a number of the companies behind them, especially the ones with larger user bases, have released their own insights based on interesting correlations in the data sets they've collected. For example, just last week, Runkeeper Director of Marketing tweeted a link to a post titled “Android runners are male, Russian, goal-setting night owls.” But these sorts of data inights stories have been a staple for many years now.
The state's health care sector is benefiting from a statewide system of gathering and sharing health information through the Portland-based nonprofit Maine HealthInfoNet, the St. John Valley Times reported.
The professional association of hospital CIOs is offering $1 million for a universal patient identifier method that could enable providers and health information exchanges to automate the record matching system and ensure 100% accuracy.
Infographic showing statistics and testimonials about Canada’s growing domestic health IT sector, and how investments in digital health are providing value to patients, the health care system and Canada’s economy.
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