patient engagement

Consumerism tips for healthcare
By Jeff Lagasse July 19, 2018
Healthcare organizations aren't making significant strides in adapting to consumerism, even despite increasing demand, competition for patient loyalty and plenty of lip service to the idea.  That's true across the range of hospitals, payers and pharmaceutical companies, according to new research by branding and marketing consultancy specialist Prophet. Along with identifying the problem, Prophet...
Health Wizz pilot app uses a blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator
By Bill Siwicki July 19, 2018
Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobile app, which uses blockchain to tokenize data, enabling patients to securely aggregate, organize, share, donate and/or trade their medical records. The idea is to enable individuals to control their health data as easily as they do their online bank accounts to allow better communication between...
By Dave Muoio May 23, 2018
Gaithersburg, Maryland-based Insightin Health has announced the full launch of its big data platform designed to help health plans manage customer relationships alongside news that it has closed a $2 million seed stage financing round. The funding was led by Health Catalyst Capital Management, with participation from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, TEDCO, SaaS Ventures, TCP Ventures, and...
By Dave Muoio May 21, 2018
Patient engagement and care coordination technology company CipherHealth has raised approximately $37.6 million in funding, according to a recent SEC filing. The funding was led by JMI Equity. "We're excited to partner with JMI and leverage their expertise and industry network to continue to grow and expand," Randy Cheung, CEO and cofounder of CipherHealth, said in a statement. "JMI has a...
By Bill Siwicki May 17, 2018
Vecna Technologies, a developer of patient self-service systems, has integrated its onsite patient check-in platform with Imprivata's PatientSecure identification technology. Through the partnership, hospitals and ambulatory practices will be able to use Imprivata's biometric palm vein scanning technology to securely ID patients who are checking in using Vecna's platform. There is now a thriving...
By HIMSS TV May 9, 2018
MobiHealthNews Editor Jonah Comstock speaks with Tina Joros, general manager of the open business unit at Allscripts, about "creating a new mentality of innovation" to improve workflows and enhance patient engagement.
By HIMSS TV May 9, 2018
Ben Schilens, chief revenue officer at Orbita, and Jonah Comstock, editor of MobiHealthNews, discuss the opportunity developers have to improve patient engagement by tying voice to their applications.  
By Laura Lovett April 23, 2018
San Francisco-based startup Luma Health this morning released its two-way communication chatbot, called Care Pathway Messaging. The new services offers a messaging system for patients and providers.  “I would define it was as the Swiss Army knife of clinical messaging,” Dr. Tashfeen Ekram, cofounder and chief medical officer, told MobiHealthNews. “[The system] allows us to be able to send highly...
By Dave Muoio April 4, 2018
Seattle-based patient engagement and clinical education provider MedBridge has received a strategic investment from private equity firm LLR Partners. The two companies did not disclose details on the sum of the investment, but noted that the funding will be used to support the growth of MedBridge in existing markets and its expansion into new areas of healthcare. “By providing healthcare...
By Laura Lovett March 22, 2018
Patient engagement platform Medical Mindset just landed $1 million in investment capital. The company's platform allows patients to build a HIPAA-compliant health profile, which they can use to check into an appointment by swiping their smartphone.  "In this era of big data and information overload, one area that has been overlooked is the initial interaction between physician and patient,” Dr....