Patient Engagement

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for patient engagement.

EchoPixel, True 3D Viewer, Quadro K4200, FDA
News | June 02, 2015
June 2, 2015 — EchoPixel’s True 3D Viewer shows a virtual representation of a patient’s body in open, immersive 3-D....
Kareo, Apple Watch App, practice efficiency, messaging, mobile devices
News | May 27, 2015
May 27, 2015 — Kareo announced the launch of its Apple Watch App. This most recent innovation extends the functionality...
Polaris, MD Anderson Cooper, breast cancer pilot project, partner
News | May 20, 2015
May 20, 2015 — Behavioral health technology company Polaris Health Directions and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper...
ImageInbox, CHLA, smartphones, imaging files, Lee Daly, Alexandra
News | May 19, 2015
May 19, 2015 — Parents of patients treated at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) can now download a free app called...
MyChoiceMD, northern Colorado, self-pay patients, mobile
News | May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015 — A new service called MyChoiceMD is preparing to launch in Colorado that aims to revolutionize the way...
Share the Journey, Sage Bionetworks, breast cancer, symptoms, study, app
Technology | May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015 — Sage Bionetworks, together with collaborators in the research community, announced the launch of a...
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 change...
Videos | Information Technology | April 22, 2015
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has issue a draft list Stage 3 Meaningful Use requirements. Jeff Coughlin,...
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
April 21, 2015 — A new study from digital data collection provider Research Now looks into the use of mobile health...
patient engagement, HIMSS Analytics, survey, portals
News | April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015 — Healthcare organizations are embracing patient engagement through strategies and investments centered...
DICOM Grid, medical selfie, mobile, iOS, HIMSS
Technology | April 14, 2015
April 14, 2015 — DICOM Grid announced the release of “medical selfie”, a new feature available through its mobile...
News | April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015 — Pingmd Inc. announced an extension of the company’s partnership agreement with Children’s Hospital of...
News | April 10, 2015
April 10, 2015 — eClinicalWorks released recent survey findings examining public attitudes towards advances in patient...
Steven Keating, MIT, brain tumor, 3-D printing, patient access, medical data

MIT graduate student Steven Keating holds a 3-D-printed copy of his cancerous astrocytoma brain tumor. It was printed by Keating with data from Brigham and Women's Hospital. Image courtesy of Paula Aguilera and Jonathan William.

Feature | April 10, 2015
An MIT graduate student’s research into 3-D printing helped doctors remove a tumor from his brain last August, and he...
My Breast Cancer Journey, free app, Willowglade Technologies
News | April 07, 2015
April 7, 2015 — Expert data recently released has shown that patients’ knowledge about their own breast cancer was...
Agfa HealthCare, Portal, North America
News | April 06, 2015
April 6, 2015 — Agfa HealthCare announced that it will be launching its new clinical Portal in North America. The Agfa...
Nuance, physicians, patients, relationship, technology, engagement, survey
News | March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015 — The physician-patient relationship still plays a primary role in the overall patient experience...