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Blog posts tagged with patient engagement

  • 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…

  • Record coordination app means less stress for patients

    Tina Joros
    January 18, 2017

    When battling horrific diseases, you can’t always cure them, but you can help in the fight. This is what inspired Debi Willis, CEO and founder of our partner PatientLink, to combine her personal experience and technical knowledge to create MyLinks. Read more…

  • VP Biden roundtable aims to improve patient access to information

    Assaf Halevy
    January 12, 2017

    Allscripts Vice President of Government Affairs Leigh Burchell and I represented Allscripts and 2bPrecise on January 6 at a select executive roundtable of the healthcare industry’s top leaders, invited by Vice President Joe Biden. We discussed improving patient access to their information, both broadly and within the context of cancer care Read more…

  • Meaningful Use Stage 3 drives more flexibility in how patients access data

    Tina Joros
    October 27, 2016

    Patient portals are essential communication tools for many providers and patients today. For example, more than 9.3 million patients have accounts through the Allscripts FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform. But a recent Nielsen survey found that the majority of Americans are not using digital technology to access their physicians – which is unlike how we approach other aspects of our lives, such as banking or making travel arrangements. Read more…

  • Built for collaboration: Update on Sync for Science progress

    Kim South
    August 04, 2016

    Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in collaboration with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), launched Sync for Science (S4S), a pilot program to enable individuals to access their health data and send it to researchers. Allscripts is one of several electronic health record (EHR) companies to participate in S4S, and our FollowMyHealth® patient engagement platform is proving to be superbly architected for this type of collaboration. Read more…

  • Data collection options for every patient

    Tina Joros
    July 21, 2016

    To provide the best quality care, clinicians need detailed information about a patient’s medical history and status. They need to know existing information is correct, and also about new details in patients’ lives that could affect their care. Some days, I’m organized and build in time to prepare for upcoming appointments. I may be able to go to an online site and complete the updates and information necessary for my visit in advance. During busy days Read more…

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