Search Tag: Patient-centred

IT Management

Are You Paying Your Patients Enough Attention?

2015 11 Dec

Technology is becoming integrated into healthcare processes. In the examination room, for example, use of computers is aimed at promoting safer and more efficient care. However, exam room computing is challenging and there is growing evidence that it can be a threat to patient safety. There is an urgent need to develop and implement patient-centric,... Read more

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mHealth Patient Engagement Rises But...

2015 23 May

Although cellular phones and other mobile devices providing patient-centred technology actively engage patients in care, evidence of effectiveness in improving health-related outcomes is limited, according to a new Commonwealth Fund report. In addition, "providers have not been able to effectively leverage technology tools" to improve population... Read more

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The State of the Learning Healthcare System

2015 21 May

The vision of the “Learning Healthcare System”, established nearly a decade ago, aims to promote a system by which research is integrated rapidly into clinical practice based on electronic health records (EHR). Supporters and critics of the vision have expressed differing opinions on its progress. “The optimists say that patients are engaged and that... Read more

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Zoom On: Dr. Amy Abernethy

2014 09 Sep

Amy Abernethy, MD, PhD is an oncologist, researcher and Associate Professor at Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She works as the Medical Director - Oncology Quality, Outcomes and Patient Centred Care, Duke University Health System. In addition to a long list of professional titles and associations, Dr. Abernethy is one of the biggest... Read more

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HIMSS 2014: Improved Care Team Communications Through Mobile Heartbeat CURE

2014 30 Jan

Consolidating clinical communications, patient-centric workflow and a real-time clinical team directory, a secure smartphone application connects all members of a patient’s care team and enables better patient care at a lower cost. Mobile Heartbeat launches Mobile Heartbeat CURE (Clinical Urgent REsponse), a smartphone application enabling secure... Read more