Search Tag: patient engagement

IT Management

Population Health Requires Engagement of C-suite, Patients

2016 31 Aug

Population health requires buy-in from senior administrators and acceptance from patients. The University of Chicago Medicine has been quite successful in engaging patients and providing them with a great experience while meeting the demands of a value-based system. According to Debra Albert, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient... Read more

Health Management

Improving Patient Outcomes

2016 25 Aug

HOW TO DEFINE, MEASURE, AND INCREASE POSITIVE AND REIMBURSABLE PATIENT CARE OUTCOMES Due to increasing cost pressure, established remuneration models for healthcare services are changing all around the world. As part of the move toward value-based care, patient outcomes are entering the spotlight. Thus, hospital managers face the challenge of improving... Read more

Executive Health Management

3 Ways to Catalyse Healthcare Improvement

2016 07 Feb

Innovations are key to improving quality of care and lowering costs. Some innovations that work in one context, however, may not work in another. A Viewpoint article appearing in JAMA discusses how implementation science can be used as a framework for planning innovations in healthcare delivery.1. A Framework Based on Implementation ScienceImplementation... Read more

ICU Management

MyICU App Introduced

2015 11 Nov

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, USA, has launched a new app, MyICU, that serves as a communication tool to better engage ICU patients and family members in decisions. The app can be accessed from the dedicated iPad in each ICU room, or remotely via a smartphone or home computer, using a secure login. The online tool allows users... Read more

IT Management

Mayo Clinic and Hootsuite: Staff Social Media Training

2015 06 Sep

Mayo Clinic has partnered with Hootsuite to expand the healthcare group's social media education programme. Through this partnership, the two organisations will offer online and in-person educational tools to help healthcare professionals throughout the world learn how to connect with patients via different social media platforms, such as Facebook,... Read more

IT Management

Can EHR Portals Follow Pet Records Model?

2015 01 Sep

Using health IT systems is one way to enhance patient engagement with their own health and wellness. For example, healthcare providers implement patient portals and secure messaging tools that enable patients to view their medical records, request prescriptions and medication refills, access lab results, and communicate with their doctors.The Centers... Read more

IT Management

mHealth Apps in EHTEL Spotlight

2015 15 Jul

The European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) put mHealth apps in the spotlight in the newly issued report on its annual ‘Thought Leadership Debate’ held in Riga during eHealth Week in May. EHTEL brought together key speakers on the issue of mHealth and integrated healthcare under the theme of ‘Healthcare on the move: The Mobile Triangle of Health... Read more

IT Management

5 IT Terms Hospital CEOs Should Know

2015 30 Jun

Healthcare is one area where technology has made a huge impact. New medical devices, medicines and treatments that improve patient care are created as a result of technological advancements.  As technology evolves fast, healthcare executives who come from non-technical backgrounds may find it overwhelming. Hence, it's essential that they understand... Read more

IT Management

Apple Watch to 'Monitor' Breast Cancer Patients

2015 26 May

MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Polaris Health Directions have teamed up for a project to help those with breast cancer deal with behavioural health issues. The project will rely on the Apple Watch to track behavioural data in real time that could help refine patients' treatment regimens.The plan is to equip some 30 breast cancer patients with... Read more

IT Management

Hospital IT Spending Priorities: Patient Engagement Over Data Security

2015 14 Mar

Patient engagement and population health were among the highest rated issues of importance in a recent survey of hospital decision makers about their facilities’ IT purchase intentions for the year ahead. However, most leaders are uncertain of their approach or vendor(s) of choice. Furthermore, only 25 percent of hospitals said they planned a data security... Read more

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