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By Tammy Lovell June 24, 2019
Only around 50% of patients with long-term illnesses adhere to their treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To help combat this, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with Finnish health tech startup Popit to provide support to people taking rheumatoid arthritis medication. Pfizer patients will be offered Popit’s adherence solution, which monitors pill-taking with a...
By Laura Lovett May 29, 2019
Healthcare has a few lessons it can learn from the casino world, according to Gary Loveman, a professor at Harvard Business School.   Loveman’s somewhat unconventional career path has given him experience in both the insurance world and the healthcare industry; he previously served as the president of Aetna’s Consumer Health and Service division and held the CEO position at Caesars Entertainment...
By Dave Muoio May 16, 2019
Gozio Health, maker of a mobile wayfinding and patient engagement platform for healthcare systems, has signed onto a strategic alliance with AT&T that will scale its service to more hospitals nationwide. To help patients navigate large or complex medical campuses, Gozio deploys an automated robot to traverse the halls and begin constructing a digital map of the facility. From there, the...
By Jonah Comstock May 1, 2019
In April, MobiHealthNews and our sister publications focused our theme month coverage on the consumerization of healthcare. As patients take on more and more financial responsibility for their own care, the industry is responding by turning healthcare into a consumer experience. For May, we're continuing on with the same narrative thread: As hospitals look to earn the loyalty of consumer-patients...
By Laura Lovett May 1, 2019
When it comes to engaging patients in their health, it’s a balancing act between offering the latest technology and providing the personal touch of face-to-face care, according to panelists at the Atlantic’s Pulse event in Boston yesterday.  It’s not always about uprooting the system, but about changing the experience to address the pain points, according to Dr. Michael Richardson, medical...
By Laura Lovett April 1, 2019
In order to make impactful strides in your fitness regiment, you may need more than a consumer fitness app, according to a recent study.  In March, JMIR published a meta-analysis revealing that while fitness apps modestly increased physical activity, the average step count between app users and nonusers was nonsignificant. The researchers, who represented the University of South Australia and...

(L to R) Dr. Nick Patel, an audience volunteer, and Dr. Robert Louis demonstrate the system (Photo by Jonah Comstock).

By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2019
Dr. Robert Louis, director of the skull base and pituitary tumor program at the Hoag Neurosciences Institute, didn’t set out to use virtual reality as a tool for patient engagement.  Originally, Louis explained during a session at HIMSS19, his department was using the technology — which turns two-dimensional radiology images into a three-dimensional virtual reality flythrough — for surgical...
By Jonah Comstock February 15, 2019
It’s always hard to pin down one theme for a conference as large and multifaceted as the HIMSS global conference, which wrapped up today in Orlando, Florida. But this year one theme did stand out above the rest: interoperability. Of course, interoperability and data sharing have been a conversation topic at HIMSS for a number of years. But this time there was a sense that all the effort that’s...
By Dave Muoio February 15, 2019
Healthcare is often referred to as a “system,” but frequently it’s anything but. A patient being discharged from emergency services might not have the details of their condition shared with a primary care physician, and that patient frequently won’t speak with a provider until their condition has taken a severe turn for the worse. Humana SVP and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Roy Beveridge highlighted...
By Jonah Comstock February 13, 2019
At the Patient Engagement and Experience Summit during HIMSS19, Cleveland Clinic Chief Experience Officer Dr. Adrienne Boissy took the stage to answer some attendee questions about the state of patient engagement. While the discussion was wide-ranging, an overall theme shined through: the importance of empathy. Read on for some patient engagement lessons. 1. Don’t mix up patient data with patient...