patient engagement

By Jonah Comstock June 15, 2016
Oscar Health’s step-tracking program isn’t just about improving member’s health, Holly Bui, Oscar's General Manager for California, said in a presentation at the MobiHealthNews 2016 event in San Francisco this week. It also improves members’ engagement with other offerings and helps keep a larger number of healthy people on the platform. “What we found is that step tracking is a little bit...
By Jonah Comstock June 8, 2016
Last week the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT launched two new online tools to connect patients to their data, a series of consumer-facing videos to educate patients about their data access rights and a provider-facing “Patient Engagement Playbook” to walk hospitals through the steps to patient engagement. “Many people are not fully aware of their right to access their own...
By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2016
Friday was the last day to submit comments to the ONC about how the entity ought to measure interoperability under MACRA. While a number of organizations submitted their thoughts, one letter stood out. The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH), a non-partisan coalition led by the National Partnership for Women and Families, argued that interoperability and information exchange won't truly be...
By Mike Miliard May 23, 2016
Too many people, on both sides of the doctor-patient relationship, still think of healthcare as a service industry, according to Danny Sands, MD, founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine. But that "carwash model" model doesn't work, said Sands, speaking Friday afternoon at Healthcare IT News' Pop Health Forum 2016. Healthcare is "not a service industry, it's a collaboration," he said. "...
By Brian Dolan May 23, 2016
Thanks to a long list of drivers finally coming together, PGHD is now ready and poised to help transform healthcare. That’s why next month HIMSS is co-presenting the very first live event for our publication: MobiHealthNews 2016. This one-day summit in San Francisco on June 13 gathers together the best and brightest healthcare providers working on PGHD initiatives today -- be sure to register...
By Jonah Comstock May 19, 2016
At the HIMSS Pop Health Forum in Boston today, a panel of healthcare executives spoke about the relationship between population health and patient engagement, and the ways in which technology can enable both. “This is the Gutenberg moment,” Dr. Gregory Weidner, medical director for primary care innovation and proactive health at Carolinas Healthcare System, said. “The democratization of...
By Aditi Pai May 2, 2016
Brecksville, Ohio-based healthcare services company MedData (not to be confused with Medidata) has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based patient engagement company Duet Health. “This is a game changer for our clients,” MedData CEO Ann Barnes said in a statement. “This acquisition immediately gives hospitals and providers access to some of the best tools available and a technology platform that will...
By Jonah Comstock April 28, 2016
Apple announced CareKit, its new development framework for clinical care apps, at a special event in March. Today the framework went live for all developers, but three had early access. Those three developers unveiled their CareKit-enhanced apps today too.  “CareKit is a framework of modules that are being open-sourced to the world,” Jeffrey Dachis, founder and CEO of One Drop, one of the initial...
By MHN Staff March 18, 2016
The big HIMSS 2016 annual conference has come and gone, but if you were worried you may have missed some of the digital health news, trends, or memorable quotes that surfaced at the event, MobiHealthNews has you covered. The roundup below includes all of MobiHealthNews' coverage of HIMSS 2016 along with a few links out to our sister site Healthcare IT News and others reporting from the show. ...
By MHN Staff November 24, 2015
By Jessica Davis, Associate Editor, Healthcare IT News As they look to population health management, nearly two-thirds of hospitals and healthcare systems have adopted remote patient monitoring and analytics into their care processes, but there's a long journey ahead before many get their strategies down. "The initiatives have yet to be defined, as it's a departure on how physicians and care...

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