Patient Engagement

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), in collaboration with over 35 federal partners, released the updated Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015–2020 (Plan) September 21.
  • Stage 3 MU, stage 3meaningful use, patient engagement, CPOE
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gathered public comments on its Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU) requirements through May 30. The third and final set of MU rules are a core part of the plan to reform the American healthcare by leveraging health information technology (IT) to help...
  • Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the findings released from the fifth annual Makovsky/Kelton "Pulse of Online Health" Survey.
  • May 12, 2014 — RamSoft announced the launch of RamSoft Communities, an online, self-service portal designed to engage RamSoft customers. Communities will allow end users and RamSoft employees to engage, empower and collaborate with each other through a real-time feature built into the community.
lifeIMAGE, 4th generation medical image sharing platform, RSNA Image Share Network

Image courtesy of Cerner

Technology | Enterprise Imaging | November 29, 2015
lifeIMAGE announced the launch of the first in a series of product releases based on the fourth generation of its...
NexGenic, ImageInbox, medical image sharing, Android OS, smartphone and tablet, RSNA 2015

Image courtesy of NexGenic

Technology | Patient Engagement | November 29, 2015
NexGenic announced its ImageInbox app is available as a free Android app in the Google Play Store, allowing patients...
ONC, Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, information technology, healthcare
Feature | Information Technology | September 22, 2015
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology...
Most Wired, CHIME, information technology, secuirty, patient engagement
News | Information Technology | July 10, 2015
Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation's hospitals, according to results of the...
Apple, ResearchKit, open software research, medical research apps
Technology | June 16, 2015
In March, Apple announced the launch of ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health...
CPeH, CMS, ONC, Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements, comments
News | June 10, 2015
The nation’s top consumer, patient and labor advocates recently praised the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rules,...
Anthelio, Engage, mobile application, ONC-HIT, certification, Meaningful Use
News | June 10, 2015
Anthelio Healthcare Solutions announced its patient engagement mobile application, Engage, has achieved Office of the...
Videos | Information Technology | June 04, 2015
SIIM 2015 Program Committee Chair Richard Wiggins III, M.D., discusses social media and mHealth with ITN editorial di
EchoPixel, True 3D Viewer, Quadro K4200, FDA
News | June 02, 2015
EchoPixel’s True 3D Viewer shows a virtual representation of a patient’s body in open, immersive 3-D. Using stereo...
Kareo, Apple Watch App, practice efficiency, messaging, mobile devices
News | May 27, 2015
Kareo announced the launch of its Apple Watch App. This most recent innovation extends the functionality of the company...
Polaris, MD Anderson Cooper, breast cancer pilot project, partner
News | May 20, 2015
Behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper have signed a...
ImageInbox, CHLA, smartphones, imaging files, Lee Daly, Alexandra
News | May 19, 2015
Parents of patients treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) can now download a free app called ImageInbox on...
MyChoiceMD, northern Colorado, self-pay patients, mobile
News | May 18, 2015
A new service called MyChoiceMD is preparing to launch in Colorado that aims to revolutionize the way patients find,...
Share the Journey, Sage Bionetworks, breast cancer, symptoms, study, app
Technology | May 11, 2015
Sage Bionetworks, together with collaborators in the research community, announced the launch of a patient-centered,...
Stage 3 MU, stage 3meaningful use, patient engagement

Patient engagement plays a key role in the Stage 3 MU rules, where patients are more involved in their health management and treatment decisions. Part of Stage 3 requires electronic patient access to all their medical records, enabled by patient portals, as in this example of Carestream's Vue Motion software.

Feature | May 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) gathered public comments on its Stage 3 Meaningful Use (MU)...
Blog | April 23, 2015
U.S. healthcare reform is largely being driven through adoption of new information technology (IT), so it is no wonder...
Videos | Information Technology | April 23, 2015
DAIC/ITN Editor Dave Fornell shows examples of new healthcare IT technology at the 2015 HIMSS meeting that will chang
Videos | Information Technology | April 22, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has issue a draft list Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements.
Videos | Information Technology | April 22, 2015
At HIMSS 2015, one of the biggest trends was the explosion of consumer health related wearable devices and smartphone
Mobile medical apps, survey, UK, Research Now
News | April 21, 2015
A new study from digital data collection provider Research Now looks into the use of mobile health apps and assesses...
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