Archive of: 2016

  • Single Portal Solution the Great Enabler in Year of the Patient

    by Gary Hamilton

    During his keynote address at the HIMSS Pop Health Forum, David Feinberg, CEO, Geisinger Health System, declared that the solution to healthcare’s problems is to enact a “Year of the Patient.” He then went on to compare healthcare to other consumer driven industries saying, “If we can get that Amazon connection to people we have the chance to be the next Uber. If we don’t, I think we become Blockbuster.” Geisinger’s apt analysis suggests that for patients to readily engage in their own healthcare decision-making, shopping for practices, communicating with providers, receiving documentation, scheduling appointments and procedures, and requesting medication refills, must be as ubiquitous an experience to consumers as is shopping for personal products on the Internet.

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  • 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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