Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Rob Grant Evariant Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Editor's Note: Rob Grant is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Evariant, a healthcare CRM platform provider where he is responsible for advancing the company's market strategy, fostering new key business relationships and growing its customer base. He is a veteran of the healthcare and technology industries, with more than 20 years of executive experience in leading innovation, business strategy, new business development, sales, marketing, finance and operations.In today’s healthcare
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DSS Acquires Streamline Health’s Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

DSS Acquires Streamline Health's Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a provider of software development and support for VistA and vxVistA has acquired Streamline Health's Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite of solutions including its current customer base and personnel. Streamline Health's Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite consists primarily of Patient Scheduling and Surgery Management software.This suite of products is based upon the legacy ForSite2020 solution, which Streamline Health acquired in connection with
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Increasing Patient Face Time by Decreasing Physician Screen Time

Increasing Patient Face Time by Decreasing Physician Screen Time

Editor's Note: Dr. Reid Conant is a chief medical information officer for Nuance’s Healthcare division. Dr. Conant has provided medical direction and leadership to his hospital through the deployment and optimization of CPOE and physician documentation solutions. Prior to Nuance, Dr. Conant served as the president and founder of Conant and Associates, Inc. which was acquired by Nuance in 2014. If someone asked you why you went into the field of medicine, what would you say? Some physicians may
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NHS Trust, Ideagen Launch Clinical Portal to Improve Patient Management

NHS Trust, Ideagen Launch Clinical Portal to Improve Patient Management

Healthcare software developer, Ideagen, is working with a leading NHS Trust to launch an innovative clinical portal designed to improve levels of patient care. Kent-based Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust has launched Ideagen Clinical Portal, which enhances patient information management and streamline internal IT systems use across the Trust.Ideagen Clinical Portal is a web-based and complete electronic health portal which provides secure access to a unified view of a patient’s clinical
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Why Your Patient Portal Strategy Should Embrace Both Consumers & Patients

Patient Portal Strategy

Patient engagement is easy, right? Just create a portal and tell patients it’s there.Of course, no one who puts a little thought into this idea believes it can be so simple. Healthcare isn’t “Field of Dreams,” after all. We can build it. They still might not come.But we still need to try and understand why, as this 2014 Health Affairs study found, the increased use of EHR technology has not created a parallel increase in electronic communication among patients and clinicians. In short, if
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Envera Health Raises $14M for Patient Engagement Optimization

Envera Health

Envera Health, a hands-on partner for optimizing provider and consumer engagement, empowering health systems to deliver their best patient care has raised $14M in funding led by Harbert Venture Partners (HVP) and Noro-Moseley Partners (NMP).  Founded by CEO Dan Neuwirth, Envera Health's patient engagement optimization platform combines expertise, managed services, data, technology and infrastructure that enable our partners to achieve clinical, financial and growth objectives. Envera Health has
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MedData Acquires Duet Health: 6 Things to Know

MedData to Acquire Duet Health

MedData, a provider of patient-focused revenue cycle management services has acquired Columbus, Ohio-based patient engagement company Duet Health.Founded in 2009, Duet provides multi-platform software products that empower hospitals, health systems, and providers to better communicate and engage with their patient populations. The robust Patient Intelligence Center provides real-time monitoring of every click, transaction, and entry to create more meaningful patient interactions and improve
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Report: Top 5 Areas of Concerns for Health System Executives

Advisory Board Names 2014 Revenue Cycle Solutions Awards

47% of health system executives indicated that they were extremely interested in addressing the challenge of rising consumer expectations for service, according to The Advisory Board Company's Annual Health Care CEO Survey. Additionally, 45% of hospital and health system executives said they were extremely interested in identifying patient engagement strategies – a four-percentage-point increase over the previous year.For its Annual Health Care CEO Survey, The Advisory Board Company surveyed 209
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Report: Patient Satisfaction Tanks After 20-Minute Doctor Wait Time

Report: Patient Satisfaction Tanks After 20 Minute Doctor Wait Time

When it comes to waiting for a doctor’s appointment, most patients are waiting 19 minutes, 19 seconds – which is just good enough to keep patients happy with their service, according to Vitals 7th annual wait time report. The report finds positive reviews start to skew negative after patients are left waiting more than 20 minutes revealing the important correlation between wait time and patient satisfaction. For instance, 49 percent of patients who had a 15-minute wait rated their doctor
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Perfect Alliance: Patient Engagement and Medical Website Personalization

Perfect Alliance: Patient Engagement and Medical Website Personalization

This post is sponsored by  ScienceSoft, an international software development and consulting company with headquarters in the USA (McKinney, Texas) and development centers in Eastern Europe and Asia. Patient engagement serves an ambitious goal of encouraging patients to care about their health more. Generally, it is considered that only private means of delivering information, such as mobile devices (think smart phones and tablets) and patient portals, can help caregivers reach out to users
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