Archive of: Patient Portals

  • Enterprise Patient Portals and HIMSS 2016

    by Gary Hamilton

    The ultimate solution to removing barriers to interoperability between disparate electronic health record (EHR) systems continues to elude the healthcare industry’s sharpest developers, and that challenge is expected to be the number one topic discussed among vendors and attendees at this year’s Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

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  • How Consumer “Experience” is Shaping Healthcare and Why This Is Good for HIE

    by Gary Hamilton

    In response to increasing emphasis by payers and government on patient satisfaction in healthcare, hospitals continue to add Chief Experience Officers (CXO) to their C-suite. This is good for health information exchange and health information technology in general, since patients continue to embrace mobile and online technologies to engage with their healthcare providers while simultaneously expecting to have access to their records at every healthcare institution them might encounter.

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  • Focusing on Patients Who Are Most Likely to Use Health IT Could Increase Patient Engagement in Your Practice

    by Gary Hamilton

    Even though America has made little progress toward true health IT interoperability, patient engagement through Internet and mobile devices continues to increase.

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  • Healthcare Can Close the Digital Divide

    by Gary Hamilton

    Smartphone technologies can advance patient engagement to the forefront of healthcare. And when coupled with portal apps, providers can “push” meaningful use critical communications directly to their patients.

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  • Do Primary Caregivers Like or Dislike their EHRs? Surveys say: Yes and No?

    by Gary Hamilton

    Conflicting surveys of physician satisfaction with electronic health record (EHR) systems remind us that survey results aren’t as important as good health information technology (HIT) design.

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