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  • 6 signs you’re ready for the Conversation Economy

    Chris Edwards
    December 11, 2017

    We are living in the Conversation Economy, but focusing on consumer experience is still relatively new in healthcare. Patients today are behaving more like consumers and want personalized, easy interactions with providers. Read more…

  • 8 tips for patient portal success

    Kim South
    November 21, 2017

    Patient portals continue to take center stage in healthcare’s consumer engagement efforts. We’ve gathered some of the best tips from clients who have recently shared their success stories with us. Read more…

  • Busting 6 myths about automated patient engagement 2

    Phil Marshall MD, MPH
    October 27, 2017

    Automated patient engagement is a relatively new approach, and it challenges some of the systemic beliefs that have built up over many years in healthcare. Here are six common myths. Read more…

  • 5 care coordination findings you should know 1

    Paul Black
    July 27, 2017

    Value-based care is here to stay, and care coordination is key to success. After several years of evaluating risk-based arrangements, what does the evidence tell us about what's working? Here are five key findings. Read more…

  • What healthcare needs to succeed in a consumer-driven world

    Kim South
    July 18, 2017

    When patients bear more financial responsibility for their healthcare, they act more like consumers. Providers must embrace experience alongside quality and cost to be successful. Read more…

  • Telehealth is more than just video visits

    Kim South
    May 10, 2017

    Many healthcare organizations are losing business to urgent care centers and minute clinics, which is why telehealth is a hot topic. Most people immediately jump to the idea of a virtual video visit, but email visits may be a more economical place to start. Read more…

  • What the FDA decision reveals about medicine today

    Joel Diamond MD
    April 27, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new genetic risk panel from 23andMe, a direct-to-consumer genetic testing company. This news is significant in the world of medicine and evokes several questions. Read more…

  • Top 3 challenges facing healthcare consumers

    Kim South RN
    April 13, 2017

    People are bearing more responsibility for selecting and paying for their own care, and those costs are rising rapidly. As their portion of healthcare costs soars, patients are eager to find ways to reduce spending. But they face three main challenges that prevent them from becoming truly informed and empowered consumers. Read more…

  • 7 challenges when organizations own patient data

    Kim South RN
    February 13, 2017

    As the healthcare industry shifts to a new mindset – that patients instead of organizations should own their data – we look for examples of this approach in practice. Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) believes patients should have greater responsibility for their own electronic health record (EHR) information, and now enables patients to modify their own records. Read more…

  • How do we enable patients to own their data? 1

    Kim South
    January 31, 2017

    In a recent New York Times op-ed, The Health Data Conundrum, authors conclude: "We need to move on from the days of health systems storing and owning all our health data. Patients should be the owners of their own medical data." I agree. Over the last decade, our industry has identified many flaws with approaches where organizations own patient data. Read more…

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