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2016 Connected Health Trends: The Clinician Experience

The end of Meaningful Use has impacted several trends that will grace us in Connected Health over the coming year. Among these trends we find an increased focus on the clinician experience. The CMS announcement by Slavitt was filled with sentiments such as: “…frustration levels are real. Done poorly, measures are divorced from how physicians […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: High-Touch Digital Care

As one would assume would be the case, many of the Connected Health trends are about connecting to the patient when they are not in the care setting.  All of them are, in fact.  However, this trend finds us trying to instill a good bedside manner into digital care. Over the past year the terms […]

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2016 Connected Health Trends: Patient Data Ownership

In our next 2016 Connected Health trend we find ourselves with the call from patient advocates around the land: increased ownership of data by the patient. The healthcare industry is the guardian of, in my opinion, the world’s most important data. With that being true, the patient data guardianship story is about to get even […]

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4 Ways Collaboration Created Buzz at #HIMSS16

Wow, what a conference. As we wrap up exhibit day 3 of the annual HIMSS conference I can’t help but reflect on a buzzword I heard throughout the day. That word is collaboration. Collaboration between providers and health plans; patients and providers, vendors; and employee. Provider and Health Plans: Healthcare organizations, both providers and health plans are […]

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#HIMSS16 Perspective: David Chou, Healthcare CIO

HIMSS16 is right around the corner and to help get everyone prepared I wanted to provide a series of blog posts with perspectives from different people in the healthcare industry. Today, I bring you an interview with David Chou (@dchou1107), an executive with more than 13 years of experience in the healthcare industry. David has been […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 Connected Health Trends for 2015

Connected health engages patients, members, providers, and the health community using technology to deliver quality care outside of the traditional medical setting. We have identified the top 10 connected health trends and highlighted them in the below infographic. For an in depth look at each trend check out our newly published guide on the Top […]

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INFOGRAPHIC: Patient Portals – 7 Features the Market is Demanding

When it comes to patient portals most provider organizations are focused on meeting the Meaningful Use requirements rather than creating a patient portal that truly engages their patients. While healthcare organizations have been making steady progress towards Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 attestation, the lack of patient engagement continues to be problematic. Creating a patient […]

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Perficient Provides PIH New Tools In The Fight For Global Health

Kent Larson, Director at Perficient recently posted a blog about Partners In Health (PIH) and the new Microsoft tools they are using to help enable their mission to provide a preferential option for the poor in healthcare. PIH is one of many organizations leading a coalition to combat the Ebola outbreak, working alongside two other […]

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In Healthcare, Connectivity Is Not Collaborating

Interoperability between different electronic health record (EHR) systems is one of the most important requirements that hospitals and physicians must meet as they prepare their systems for attestation in Meaningful Use Stage 2. However, let’s examine the real goals of interoperability within healthcare: 1) To make sure “information follows the patient regardless of geographic, organizational, […]

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Improving Patient Experience – Not Just for Inpatient Settings

Medicare is basing hospital reimbursements on performance measures. Patient satisfaction determines 30% of the incentive payments, and improved clinical outcomes decide 70 percent (source). So, it is no surprise that the term “patient experience” is rolling off people’s tongues very matter-of-fact like.  With the focus primarily on the hospital or inpatient setting, it’s easy to forget […]

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A Love Letter to Meaningful Use – #HIMSS14

It seems appropriate on Valentine’s Day to write love letters.  This is my letter of adoration to Meaningful Use.  In the past, I have written about how much time and productivity is wasted in the average physician’s office handling phone calls about prescription refills.  My physician’s office has successfully implemented their EMR software, and the […]

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