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EHR analytics can identify diabetes earlier and in real time

by Jennifer Bresnick

EHR algorithms scanning patient records for signs of diabetes can identify sufferers more than 90% of the time, and predict the exact date of a diagnosis for the disease in 78.4% of cases, according to research published in...

PHR must expand the dialogue for true patient engagement

by [email protected]

It’s just not enough for patients to have access to all of their electronic Personal Health Information in the digital health environment of EHR meaningful use.  There is an important reality of accountability in the process of...

EMR use leads to higher loyalty, satisfaction among patients

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Close to half of all patients are basing the choice of a healthcare provider on digital access to their electronic health information, according to a survey conducted by Aeffect and 88 Brand Partners. This access includes viewing test...

EHRs and big data analytics aid personalized patient care

by Jennifer Bresnick

University of Notre Dame computer science professor Nitesh Chawla and doctoral student Darcy Davis are using EHR data as a force for good with their newly developed Collaborative Assessment and Recommendation Engine (CARE), taking digital...

Patient-generated data, EHR sharing can add clinical value

by Jennifer Bresnick

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and the sharing and mutual review of EHR data can add clinical value to a patient’s care, according to a report by the National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) Technical Expert Panel assigned to explore...

Are patients responsible for lowering healthcare costs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Everyone wants healthcare to be cheaper, more accountable, and safer for patients.  But do physicians believe themselves responsible for helping to make that happen, or are they blaming their patients?  According to a study in the most...

2012 was “spectacular year” with $7B in health IT investment

by Jennifer Bresnick

Between huge venture capital investment and a series of major mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the health IT market saw an investment of $7 billion in 2012, according to data from Mercom Capital Group.  The fourth quarter of 2012 saw...

Mostashari defends meaningful use before Finance Committee

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Considering the polarization meaningful use has engendered, the environment was much more collegial than combative during Wednesday’s hearing before United States Senate Committee on Finance, “Health Information Technology: A Building...

What are top business challenges, prospects for physicians?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

While physicians face a multitude of challenges amidst a backdrop of healthcare reform, physicians are now more than ever reporting difficulty in handling business challenges associated with the shift in reimbursement models, the task of...

Study: Patients want online access to medical images

by Jennifer Bresnick

In a new study by IDR Medical and Carestream Health, researchers found that patients were interested in accessing medical images such as x-rays, CT scans, and mammograms through an online patient portal, with 68% saying it was...

Is patient access to EHR being handled properly by clinics?

by [email protected]

Creating patient advocates in the clinic is an evolving responsibility with many implications for all those concerned. The use of EHR brings together both clinic staff and patients together in many new ways. Whether it’s during the...

Improving patient experience, education through EHRs

by [email protected]

What would it take to improve the patient experience?  Whether it’s compliance with a treatment plan or participating in clinical trials, the EHR conversation is filled with opportunities for social interaction between patients...

Patient engagement isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it: Q&A

by Jennifer Bresnick

Since 2006, physician assistant Nicole Green has used a number of different electronic health records during her time in a variety of practices both big and small.  What she has learned about the way patients interact with laptop-wielding...

What is the role of HIEs in electronic patient engagement?

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Established to enable provider-to-provider communication, health information exchanges (HIEs) integrate with multiple systems, technologies, and provider cultures. While their exchange activities have always been on behalf of the patient,...

Provider EHR adoption is only one half of meaningful use

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

With the beginning of Stage 2 Meaningful Use approaching in several months for eligible hospitals, healthcare organizations participating in the EHR Incentive Programs will need to exceed thresholds for exchanging health information...

Continuity of care redefined by meaningful use of EHR

by [email protected]

As the meaningful use of EHR continues to generate more structured data in clinics of all sizes from patient interactions, the portable nature of one’s care continues to be a challenge in the community of care. It’s more than...

How can EHRs engage patients by integrating medical devices?

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Patients with diseases such as diabetes produce valuable data regularly, some of which can prevent serious medical events from escalating if providers are able to intervene more quickly and directly. For these patients, medical device...

EHR open notes: Should parents have access to teens’ PHI?

by Jennifer Bresnick

For most people, adolescence is a time marked by struggle: the lure of adulthood leads to the fight for emancipation from a parent’s control, and from the condemnation or disappointment of authority figures while they explore their own...

Open EHR notes pilot expands after positive patient response

by Jennifer Bresnick

After a pilot program that offered thousands of patients access to their EHR notes exceeded expectations in patient and physician satisfaction, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in New York and Geisinger Health System of Pennsylvania...

NYeC names Mana Health top patient portal design

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The people of New York are getting one step closer toward user-friendly access to their personal health information. The New York eHealth Collaborative has announced the winners of its Design Challenge for the Patient Portal for New...

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