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wearables

What Matters to Consumers when it comes to Wearables [Infographic]

In a market flocking with innumerable varieties of wearables, Healthcare organizations are keen to assess what exactly matters to consumers when it comes to their interest in wearables. As per a recent survey conducted by Valencell and MEMS & Sensor Industry Group accuracy of data is the most vital feature in wearables for consumers and lack of continuous interesting information is one of the main reasons behind discontinuance. More than 50 percent of the population […]

Internet of Things

Decrypting Internet of Things (IoT) for Healthcare

Knowingly or unknowingly Internet of Things (IoT) has become a part of almost everyone’s lives these days. From using activity tracking devices to tele-consulting our physicians from the comforts of our offices, we are integrating connected devices in our life. For patients, it’s definitely a matter of convenience which helps them lead a healthier life. On the other side of the spectrum, Healthcare providers are also studying the impact this new wave of technology can […]

Digital health

Are Digital Health Tools Burning Out Physicians and Impeding Care?

Recently, the American Medical Association’ chief, Dr. James Madara, referred to the digital tools in healthcare as snake oil. “This is the digital snake oil of the early 21st century,” he said at the annual meeting of AMA. “Just as in the mid-19th century when we separated the useful anti-toxins and compounds like aspirin from Stanley’s snake oil remedy, today we’re tasked with separating the digital snake oil from the useful —and potentially magnificent—digital tools.” […]

Patient Engagement

The Value of Patient Engagement for Providers

  Providers, driven by the shift towards value-based care and meaningful use requirements, are increasingly discussing the value that patient engagement can bring to their organization. They are leveraging technology, data and devices to engage patients and prevent readmissions. Recently, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a Patient Engagement Playbook to help providers understand how to connect with their patients.

Electronic Health Records

Awareness of Patients’ Rights to Access Electronic Health Records – Infographic

In an effort to raise awareness amongst patients’ about their rights to access electronic health records, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a series of videos last week to inform them of their rights under HIPAA. To improve patient engagement it’s vital to encourage patients to access their electronic records without which care systems wouldn’t be able to steer a two-way communication.

Patient Engagement

ONC Releases: Patient Engagement Playbook and Patients Rights Videos

The growing need of Hospitals to engage better with patients has prompted Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to release a Patient Engagement Playbook for providers as well as a series of Videos to help patients know their rights with respect to access of their health information.

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