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Archives for Patient Engagement

While big data, electronic health records and patient engagement tools are seen as the big solutions to improving healthcare, there are more modest goals clinicians eye to provide better care, says Gurpreet Dhaliwal, a staff physician at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. read more Read more from originating source…

0 As long as doctors like Tiffany Ingham, M.D., exist, patients will have trouble truly being engaged and an integral part of their healthcare process. Make no mistake about it, the dismissive doctor is a culture barrier we still face as patients. Can you imagine someone having the gall to tell you they want to […]

For patients to not only become engaged in their own healthcare through use of digital tools, but stay engaged, developers, behavioral scientists and designers need to work together, according to behavioral health scientist Steph Habif. read more Read more from originating source…

Allina Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin, is working to improve patient care with two “high-touch” programs in addition to technology, according to a Health Affairs Blog post. read more Read more from originating source…

White Memorial Medical Center recently strengthened patient safety measures by expanding its use of capnography to monitor patients using patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) to regulate their pain after surgery. Read more from originating source…

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is rapidly making headway into the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, especially in assets tracking, supply chain management, and inventory management. In particular, the need for inventory management to reduce instances of loss or misplacement of medical equipment, supplies or drugs, along with efforts to minimise errors and improve patient safety, drives […]

Representatives from over 20 different healthcare organisations will be convening at the University of Leicester on 11 June to discuss how old patterns of patient safety and historical complaints against doctors are still being replicated in the modern welfare system – and what lessons can be learned by looking to our medical past. …read more […]

VHA Inc. and Novation have received the 2015 Champion for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth for their collaborative efforts toward greening their internal operations and helping their members improve their environmental footprint. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care resource that promotes environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and outcomes. …read more Source:: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150607/VHA-Novation-receive-2015-Champion-for-Change-Award-for-internal-sustainability-efforts.aspx […]

At the Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego, the implementation of check-in automation has been a big plus for patients and staff At a time in healthcare when providers are being judged (sometimes harshly) by payers, both public and private, on their ability to engage and satisfy patients, the broad arena of patient engagement/patient […]

DigiPath Labs of Las Vegas, a subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc., has entered into a one-year agreement with Euphoria Wellness to conduct comprehensive safety and potency tests on the products Euphoria will sell in its Las Vegas medical marijuana dispensary. …read more Source:: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150528/DigiPath-Euphoria-partner-to-set-highest-medical-marijuana-patient-safety-and-education-standards.aspx       

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