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Blog posts tagged with patient engagement

  • 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…

  • 4 technologies to help manage flu season

    Tina Joros
    November 09, 2017

    As we head into fall and winter, when seasonal influenza viruses are most active, providers are encouraging vaccinations. Allscripts and our developer partners offer solutions that can help them efficiently manage flu season. 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…

  • One-click access to patient education resources

    Tina Joros
    May 18, 2017

    This month, our App of the Month highlights a solution from StayWell to highlight the different patient education options available to providers today. 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…

  • 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…

  • Consumers have a growing appetite for genomic medicine

    Joel Diamond MD
    March 29, 2017

    In my practice, I have seen a sharp rise in the number of patients asking about genetic and genomic tests. Healthcare consumers are drawn to the idea that this information can unlock answers to persistent health problems, or reveal risk for future issues. And a proliferation of accessible, affordable testing has whet their appetite for much more. Read more…

  • Mobile apps are engaging patients in new ways

    Tina Joros
    February 16, 2017

    Can you imagine what it must have been like working on the initial launch of Apple’s App Store? I think we all want to make an impact like that. For those of us in the Allscripts Developer Program (ADP), we’re one part of an overall transformation throughout the healthcare industry that’s changing the way people think about health data, its accessibility, and its potential to fundamentally improve how people live. 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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