patient engagement

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...
By Jonah Comstock November 23, 2015
HealthCrowd has raised $2.1 million to expand the scope of its patient outreach business in several different ways. Startup Capital Ventures, Herlitz Capital, Healthy Ventures, Band of Angels, Berkeley Angel Network, and 37 Angels all participated in the seed round. "Most people in the industry, as well as the Medicaid space, know us as the text messaging platform," CEO Bing Doh told...
By Brian Dolan September 15, 2015
This week Accenture published the results from its annual Accenture Technology Vision 2015 survey, which includes responses from more than 1,000 executives in developed and developing markets across various industries, including more than 100 from the life sciences. Some 70 percent of the life sciences executives surveyed said that the next generation of digital health platforms will not be led...
By Jonah Comstock September 2, 2015
Salesforce, maker of the well-known sales and customer support platform, is launching its first product designed specifically for the healthcare sector: Salesforce Health Cloud. The new offering will be a patient engagement and patient management offering designed to work alongside the EHR and other data sources. “Healthcare providers face a significant challenge. To deliver the best patient care...
By Jonah Comstock July 20, 2015
Forty-one percent of consumers have never heard of telemedicine, according to a new survey of 1,200 consumers conducted by Survey Sampling International on behalf of HealthMine. That number goes down for millennials, just 30 percent of whom say they haven't heard of telemedicine, but it goes up for the 45 to 64 age group, 46 percent of whom hadn't heard of telemedicine. HealthMine is a consumer...
By Brian Dolan June 29, 2015
Earlier this month a small MedPanel survey of 415 physicians practicing in the US reportedly found that a very small percentage of them -- just 15 percent -- were discussing health apps or wearables with their patients. After reviewing the raw survey results, however, it's clear the company's press release misstated its survey's findings. (The company has since corrected and updated it). One...
By Jonah Comstock June 24, 2015
A small study of veterans with epilepsy, conducted by PatientsLikeMe and sponsored by pharmaceutical company UCB, shows that an online patient community can increase self-efficacy and self-management of patients. The study was published in the journal Neurology. A total of 92 patients enrolled in the study and completed a six-month follow up survey, while an additional 157 consented to...
By Aditi Pai June 23, 2015
Heart rate-tracking wearable Health executives have already seen the benefits of patient-generated data, according to an Accenture survey of 601 doctors, 1,000 consumers, and 101 healthcare executives. Some 73 percent of execs have seen positive return on investment from using technologies like wearables that track a patient's fitness and vital signs. Accenture found that 85 percent of...
By Jonah Comstock April 14, 2015
Nearly a third of healthcare providers offer organization-specific apps for their patients, according to a small survey of healthcare providers conducted by HIMSS. The 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology survey included 238 respondents. In addition to the 31 percent of respondents who offer a patient app, another 30 percent are in the process of developing one. And 10 percent of respondents have created...
By Aditi Pai April 8, 2015
A few months ago, Accenture reported that 19 of the 25 states developing state health innovation plans (SHIPs) were planning to invest more in telehealth this year. Now, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has published online resources to help the states that are participating in the State Innovation Models initiative make better use of digital health...

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