by March 27th, 2013on
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HIMSS 2013 Conference
Earlier this month the HIMSS 2013 Conference took place in New Orleans. Nearly 35,000 individuals attended the healthcare technology conference over the six days of sessions and exhibition. Highlights included a keynote address from former President Bill Clinton, an Interoperability Showcase, several Meaningful Use workshops, and a general theme of patient engagement.
- Post-HIMSS 2013: Are We at an Inflection Point in U.S. Healthcare IT?
- HIMSS: Engaging the Patient
- HIMSS 2013 wrap-up: The news you may have missed
- Key Takeaways from Industry Professionals at HIMSS 2013
- Notable and Quotable from HIMSS 2013
Patient Engagement under Meaningful Use
A key theme of Stage 2 meaningful use is engaging patients in their own care. Building on the Stage 1 requirement that 50% of patients be able to view their documents electronically, Stage 2 mandates that 10% of those patients actually do so. Clinical summaries must be provided following each office visit and select patients will receive notifications and reminders for additional care. Secure messaging to patients, another Stage 2 requirement, can connect them with helpful care information.
- Why Patient Engagement Really Does Matter and Why So Many People Are Getting It Wrong
- Letting Patients Get a Word in Edgewise
- Recapping the ePatient Tweet Up at HIMSS
- Patient Engagement: Does the Emperor have any clothes?
- What Do Patients Need From Clinicians?