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Category: Patient Experience


Innovation, Patient Experience

Learning to live well with dementia

August 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Imagine your doctor telling you have Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. Then, imagine being told, “I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do. You might want to start getting your affairs in order.” Time and again, people newly […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

The Future Role of Robots and Humans in Caretaking

August 6, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Visit the research facilities of the Georgia Institute of Technology. You may meet Darwin, a pint-sized robot that helps patients meet physical therapy goals. From enhancing a surgeon’s precision to disposing of medical waste to monitoring health metrics, artificial intelligence […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Wellness

Apple is hiring for its new health clinics, and it’s focusing on keeping employees well

August 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

Apple’s wellness clinic, AC Wellness, has made quick work of hiring more than 40 people to provide concierge health and wellness services to its Bay Area employees, according to a LinkedIn search. AC Wellness is a separate subsidiary of Apple […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New project develops ethical framework to help doctors make difficult decisions

July 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Medical professionals have a duty of care to relieve suffering and save lives. Although they will occasionally make mistakes, it is rare that someone deliberately participates in wrongdoing. But there are times when carrying out what is perceived as ‘good’ […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Premium increases, lower medical costs help Anthem to higher Q2 profit

July 25, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

National health insurer Anthem reported higher profit in the second quarter of 2018 after raising premiums and keeping medical costs in check. The Indianapolis-based insurer reported net income of $1.1 billion on revenues of $22.9 billion in the three months […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Cleveland Clinic Patients Can Now Access Data via Apple Health Records

July 5, 2018

Via: Healthcare Informatics

Patients at Cleveland Clinic now have a new way to access their personal health data, using the Apple Health Records on iPhone feature, the healthcare organization recently announced. Cleveland Clinic patients can also access their health data through the MyChart […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

NHS will be first health service to offer routine DNA tests

July 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

NHS England will be the first health service in the world to routinely offer genomic medicine from 1 October 2018, enabling the analysis of patient DNA to help diagnose rare diseases, match patients to the most effective treatments, and reduce […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

You can have a VIP emergency room doctor on call, for a price

July 2, 2018

Via: CNBC

The promise of concierge medical practices is to provide round-the-clock access to doctors when patients need it. For New York start-up Priority Private Care, that means going to where their members are this summer — the Hamptons. “We have an […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Patient Experience

VR Art Reduces Need For Opiods in NY Hospital

June 22, 2018

Via: Forbes

In Spring 2017, Olivia Davis, Assistant Curator for the Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program and Collection, approached renowned artist Tom Christopher to create the first virtual reality experience specifically for pediatric cancer patients in the Bronx, NY. The hospital […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Are you and your primary care doc ready to talk about your DNA?

May 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But such information is not commonly part of routine primary care. For patients […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

May 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Data from a new survey show that as many as 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with their patients. According to the authors, this is the first nationally-representative survey to examine oncologists’ practices and beliefs on the subject […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Best practices to care for patients with limited English proficiency

April 5, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Communicating the ins and outs of healthcare and treatment to patients is hard enough without a language barrier. While complex medical jargon may sound like another language to many patients, even relatively simple conversations may be difficult when patients have […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

9 best practices for helping patients pay healthcare bills

April 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Patient demand for price information is increasing, but many providers continue to struggle to generate meaningful estimates for them. According to Advisory Board research, 89 percent of patients want to know their medical costs in advance of receiving care. Giving […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Apple expands effort to give patients iPhone access to medical records

April 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple has launched an enhancement to its Health app that enables patients at participating U.S. hospitals and clinics to get access to their medical records from multiple providers on their iPhones. Previously, 12 major providers—including Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Medicine and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Due To Cost

March 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

Due to the high cost of healthcare, 44% Americans didn’t go see a physician last year when they were sick or injured, according to a new survey. The West Health Institute/NORC at the University of Chicago national poll comes as […]