patient engagement tools

By Heather Mack 05:29 pm June 15, 2017
Greenville, South Carolina-based ChartSpan Medical Technologies, which makes digital care coordination tools, has raised $16 million in new capital led by Cypress Growth Capital. ChartSpan’s platform runs the gamut of practice management software, mobile patient engagement and records management tools. The turn-key service is available to health systems and ambulatory practices throughout the...
By Heather Mack 03:06 pm October 10, 2016
Do digital tools lead to better health literacy? Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin explored if there was a link in health knowledge and health information technology, and found, generally speaking, that those with low health literacy were less likely to use tools like apps and online information sources.  In a recent study of 4,974 Americans, researchers explored whether health...
By Heather Mack 01:04 pm August 16, 2016
When it comes to the perception of who takes more responsibility for an individual’s care, patients and healthcare professionals may as well be on different planet. In a recent survey from Xerox’s health division, patients and the healthcare professionals providing and insuring their care showed a major disconnect in who takes the most responsibility: patients think they manage their healthcare;...
By Jonah Comstock 09:39 am February 10, 2015
A new report from Chilmark Research shows that the state of affairs in patient engagement is best summed up by the overused paraphrase of the William Gibson quote: The future is here, it's just not very widely distributed. After speaking to about a dozen healthcare vendors and their customers, report author Naveen Rao found that for any given patient engagement technology, outside of the most...