patient portal

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 Jonah Comstock August 23, 2016
The CommonWell Health Alliance, a trade association of health IT companies that has been working for the last three years to establish data interoperability between its members’ technologies, announced today that a new healthcare stakeholder will now be able to access a patient’s data via CommonWell: the patients themselves. “We started with clinics and hospitals. Now we’re live in rehabilitation...
By Jonah Comstock June 20, 2016
A new survey, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by the Council of Accountable Physician Practices, shows a gap in communications between how much doctors say they are prescribing technology and how patients report that interaction. Nielsen talked to 30,007 US consumers and 626 US physicians for the poll. “This survey is evidence of the failure of American healthcare to provide coordinated,...
By Jonah Comstock March 31, 2016
A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins, the Ohio State University, and the National Cancer Institute argue that, based on projections from NCI survey data, 75 percent of US adults will use personal health records (PHRs) by 2020, even without additional interventions. In a paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, academics extrapolated from the Health Information National...
By Jonah Comstock March 2, 2016
Millennials and Silents (the generation born prior to 1942) are the least likely generations to use tech tools like wearable fitness trackers, according to a survey of 2,600 WebMD users, presented today at HIMSS16 in Las Vegas. But younger and older respondents gave very different reasons for why they don't use these tools. "Millennials were more likely to select cost as their reason for not...
By Jonah Comstock November 12, 2015
Right now, UCLA Health system's patient-facing mobile health initiatives are scattered across a number of different pilots for particular disease groups inside and outside the hospital. But as the apps are tested and developed further, the hospital hopes to link them all into the patient portal to create a "single source of truth for the patient," according to UCLA Health's Director of Health IT...
By Jonah Comstock September 9, 2015
The technology being used by accountable care organizations is fairly limited, according to a new survey of 69 ACOs recently conducted by the eHealth Initiative. While 75 percent used EHRs and 62 percent offered a patient portal, only 20 percent used some kind of telemedicine and 30 percent use electronic forms to capture patient data. "We think this shows technology isn’t really central to...
By Jonah Comstock September 1, 2015
Medfusion Plus Medfusion, a patient portal company that was acquired by Intuit and then bought back again by its original owner, has raised $3 million and launched a new suite of products. The funding came from two Durham, North Carolina-based venture firms: Bull City Venture Partners and Hatteras Venture Partners. "We welcome the financial strength and business association with Bull City...
By Jonah Comstock August 12, 2015
Example of a connected blood pressure device from iHealth. If 45 percent of patients with hypertension are already measuring blood pressure at home, and an increasing number of patients now have access to communication with their doctors via a secure patient portal, does it make sense for patients to be reporting their blood pressure numbers via the portal? This is the question the Mayo Clinic...
By Aditi Pai July 9, 2015
The annual Most Wired hospitals report and survey results are out, and they include a bevy of metrics about health IT adoption in the US today. Some 63 percent of hospitals on the 2015 Most Wired list, which includes US hospitals that have reached a certain level of IT adoption, offer patients self-management tools for chronic conditions, according to a companion survey of 741 representatives...