Technology and Patient Care

An EHR Solution Designed with Doctors in Mind

Doug Cusick, president and CEO, TransformativeMed

Electronic health records (EHR) have changed the way the healthcare industry works. In the 10 years since then-president Barack Obama signed a law to accelerate digitization of health records, hospital EHR adoption has increased from 9 percent to 96 percent, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). Despite high Read More

How Health Systems Can Prepare for the Voice-First Future

// By Melanie Graham // Over the past 25 years, healthcare marketers have experienced several waves of digital disruption, from the adoption of the web to SEO, social media, and mobile devices. The latest wave? Voice. But voice assistants are not just a trendy marketing tool — they can provide many benefits for patients, health Read More

Reworking the EHR at VCU: Designing for the People Who Practice Medicine

Rodrigo Martinez, MD, chief clinical officer, TransformativeMed

// By Althea Fung // Electronic health records (EHR) have changed the way the healthcare industry works. In the 10 years since then-president Barack Obama signed a law to accelerate digitization of health records, hospital EHR adoption has increased from 9 percent to 96 percent, according to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Read More

When Will Healthcare Be Ready for 5G?

Larry Kaiser, vice president of marketing and communications, Optimum Healthcare IT

// By Jared Johnson // As healthcare’s digital transformation continues, many providers and patients are beginning to dig into what 5G can bring. Industry leaders seem to be in general agreement that 5G will bring new opportunities to deliver on some of digital health’s revolutionary promises, but that we are still years away from devices Read More

A New Plus of Telehealth: Reducing Physician Burnout

Michael Farrell, senior vice president of hospitals and health systems, MDLIVE

Consumers want faster access to healthcare, providers want to improve the patient relationship, and reimbursement rates for telemedicine are getting better. Combine these factors and it becomes clear — telemedicine is going mainstream. Telemedicine claims have increased 624 percent from 2014 to 2018, according to FAIR Health, a nonprofit healthcare data collection company. Most of Read More

Telemedicine at Yale New Haven Health: Letting Patients Make the Call

// By Marcia Simon, APR // Consumers want faster access to healthcare, providers want to improve the patient relationship, and reimbursement rates for telemedicine are getting better. Combine these factors and it becomes clear — telemedicine is going mainstream. Telemedicine claims have increased 624 percent from 2014 to 2018, according to FAIR Health, a nonprofit Read More

The Push for Healthcare Price Transparency

Jane Weber Brubaker

In a TED Talk earlier this year, Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts.com, describes a situation that is all too familiar. Three members of her family had minor surgery, comparable in scope, each requiring about half an hour. The bills, just looking at anesthesia, ranged from $2,000 to $6,000. “It got me thinking,” she Read More

Price Transparency: Helping People Shop for “Shoppable” Services

Jane Weber Brubaker

// By Jane Weber Brubaker // In a TED Talk earlier this year, Jeanne Pinder, founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts.com, describes a situation that is all too familiar. Three members of her family had minor surgery, comparable in scope, each requiring about a half an hour. The bills, just looking at anesthesia, ranged from $2,000 Read More

Transparency: Consumers Have a Right to Know

Danny Fell

// By Daniel Fell // Should consumers choose doctors and hospitals based on how many stars they have? If not, then what information should consumers and patients use in determining where to go for healthcare services? Rating healthcare providers by the number of stars they have may be overly simplistic, but the majority of consumers Read More

Digital Marketers: Learn the Art of Failing Fast

Chris Pace, senior director of digital marketing at Banner Health

Marketing teams frequently ask how to structure teams, develop leaders, and address consumers. In our new article by Jared Johnson, Chris Pace, senior director of digital marketing at Banner Health, shares his perspective on how to overcome these common challenges and win as a team. Here’s an excerpt: eHST: In general, where should healthcare marketers Read More

Keys To Optimizing Smart Healthcare

Sachin Kalra is vice president, client partner - Mobile & IoT at Infostretch Corporation

“As the journey toward 5G networks continues, smart healthcare applications empowered by it have the potential to revolutionize the way patients, healthcare providers, hospitals, insurance companies, and others in the healthcare ecosystem engage,” says Sachin Kalra, vice president, client partner – Mobile & IoT at Infostretch Corporation, a digital-first professional services firm based in Santa Read More

Creating the Winning Healthcare Marketing Team

Jared Johnson

Ask the Expert with Chris Pace, Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Banner Health // By Jared Johnson // Marketing teams frequently ask how to structure teams, develop leaders, and address consumers. Here, Chris Pace, senior director of digital marketing at Banner Health, shares his perspective on how to overcome these common challenges and win as Read More

Developing Smart Healthcare Technology: 5 Best Practices

Sachin Kalra is vice president, client partner - Mobile & IoT at Infostretch Corporation

eHealthcare Pulse // By Sachin Kalra // As the journey toward 5G networks continues, smart healthcare applications empowered by it have the potential to revolutionize the way patients, healthcare providers, hospitals, insurance companies, and others in the healthcare ecosystem engage. If we as an industry get this right, health providers will be able to serve Read More

Transforming Healthcare by Overcoming Five Fears

Jared Johnson

// By Jared Johnson // With so much national discourse on technology, it can be easy to forget that changing healthcare requires us to change human behavior within organizations. Wise business leaders have long acknowledged that “throwing technology at people problems” often exacerbates those problems. Transforming healthcare to become consumer-centric can feel like a giant Read More

Learn By Example To Improve the Customer Experience

Venkatesh Korla, CEO of Element Solutions

Regular readers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends are likely familiar with the exciting advances in digital patient care and communications. Whether it’s improved chatbot experiences, personalized websites, or new uses for smart technology, healthcare is making some notable progress in how it delivers the patient experience. But when comparing this industry to others, healthcare can Read More

Optimizing the Patient Experience: Finding Inspiration in Retail, Manufacturing, and Finance Industries

// By Melanie Graham // Regular readers of eHealthcare Strategy & Trends are likely familiar with the exciting advances in digital patient care and communications. Whether it’s improved chatbot experiences, personalized websites, or new uses for smart technology, healthcare is making some notable progress in how it delivers the patient experience. But when comparing this Read More

Is Video Right for You? Three Ways To Tell.

Denise Roberts McKee, chief story strategist, About Face Media

You see them everywhere — on TV, social media, billboards, and even your doctor’s waiting room. Videos. It’s no surprise that many organizations are turning to videos to connect to consumers. Insivia, an Ohio-based marketing agency, reports that viewers retain 95 percent of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10 Read More

Using Documentary Storytelling to Tell Your Hospital’s Brand Story

Althea Fung

// By Althea Fung // You see them everywhere — on TV, social media, billboards, and even your doctor’s waiting room. Videos. It’s no surprise that many organizations are turning to videos to connect to consumers. Insivia, an Ohio-based marketing agency, reports that viewers retain 95 percent of a message when they watch it in Read More

How To Get More (and Better) Patient Reviews

Jane Weber Brubaker

Where does patient experience begin and end? Think about it from your own perspective. Say you’ve had knee pain for a few weeks and it’s not going away. You go online and research possible causes. Based on your research, you decide to see an orthopedist for an evaluation. You start looking for a doctor near Read More

Building the Children’s Hospital of the Future

Medical University of South Carolina - MUSC Children's Health

How do you build the children’s hospital of the future? Start by asking family members, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers what they want. That is exactly what MUSC Health did when designing MUSC’s new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital set to open in October 2019. More than 20 different committees comprising hospital staff, physicians, nurses, Read More

Technology Plays Key Role in Patient-Centered Room of the Future

// By Sheryl S. Jackson // How do you build the children’s hospital of the future? Start by asking family members, patients, clinicians, and other healthcare providers what they want. That is exactly what MUSC Health did when designing MUSC’s new Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital set to open in October 2019. More than 20 different Read More

Technology’s Impact on Patient Care and Delivery of Services

Matthew Holt

Technology is drastically changing how we live. This is particularly evident in healthcare, where technology like wearable devices such as Apple Watch give users updates on their health in real time. That same technology is opening up new avenues for healthcare organizations to connect with chronically ill patients. The Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Read More

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