Geisinger Health System

By Heather Mack February 23, 2017
Delivering personalized healthcare to a patient population of over 3 million is no easy feat. But Geisinger Health System was up for the challenge and approached it like any other large-scale organization looking to create tailored interactions with each person their system serves would: through customer relationship management (CRM) technology. “What I mean is taking individual preferences,...
By Heather Mack February 21, 2017
Bringing digital tools into health systems may be welcomed for the improved continuity of care and patient engagement, but adding value in a way that improves the financial bottom line is an unavoidable necessity as well. On a panel discussing the business case for digital and connected health at HIMSS 17 in Orlando, speakers from various backgrounds and specialties shared how their organizations...
By Heather Mack January 31, 2017
Care coordination platform provider PatientPing is now working with New Jersey’s Hackensack Meridian Health, marking the seventh state where PatientPing’s services are offered. The company’s product is a clinical event notification platform that sends real-time messages (“Pings”) to providers whenever their patients are admitted, transferred to or discharged to or from a facility. The goal is to...
By Aditi Pai January 27, 2015
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center received a $450,000 grant from The Commonwealth Fund this week to develop a program called OurNotes that allows patients to contribute to their medical records. The program is an extension of the well-known OpenNotes initiative and will include collaboration with a handful of other providers across the country. "This is really building for the future...
By Aditi Pai July 8, 2014
Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has launched a pilot in which 700 mental health patients receive access to their therapists' notes on their laptop or smartphone, according to a must-read report in the New York Times. "Nationally, the momentum is shifting in favor of transparency in the medical record, but understandable caution and controversy remain when it comes to mental health...
By Jonah Comstock February 26, 2014
Patient engagement is about giving patients communication channels they want as well as the ones they need, according to Chanin Wendling, Director of eHealth at Geisinger Health System. And from her experience, patients are still more interested in useful web-based patient portals than they are in apps. "We did a study this past summer on women's health where we were trying to figure out if we...
By Neil Versel November 12, 2013
Propeller Health's respiratory management platform Mobile apps for clinical management have tremendous potential to help providers and patients to manage chronic ailments together and to expand access to care. However, lack of interoperability with electronic health records, a dearth of outcomes research as well as concerns about reimbursement, regulation and individual privacy are standing in...
By Jonah Comstock July 12, 2013
The Digital Medicine program at Scripps Health has appointed Dr. Steven Steinhubl to its newly-created director position. Steinhubl will work closely with Dr. Eric Topol, the director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), a research consortium spun off from the Scripps Health Institute and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. "I've worked with Dr. Topol now for almost...
By Neil Versel March 7, 2013
Graci Bluetooth weight scale used in Geisinger case study. Telehealth systems provider AMC Health is offering a money-back guarantee that its customers will see at least a 10 percent decline in hospital readmissions within 90 days of implementing AMC's interactive voice response (IVR) technology and case management services. "We feel confident enough that this will reduce readmissions enough...
By Brian Dolan October 4, 2012
[Reminder: Be sure to join us today at 2PM Eastern for the Inevitable, Imminent Rise of Remote Patient Monitoring webinar featuring presentations by MobiHealthNews, Preventice, and The Mayo Clinic. If you are not one of the 800 who has registered so far, don't miss out and sign up right here -- it's free!] The final results from a yearlong study of how patients and their primary care providers...