Patient Engagement

Increasing patient-centricity in healthcare settings has been game-changing in empowering patients to become active participants in their healthcare experience. The widespread availability of connected medical technologies and social channels for patient engagement has created a more positive, inclusive care experience overall rather than focusing solely on individual clinical outcomes. Beyond patient care settings, there are
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Health Services Starting in April, long-awaited interoperability regulations go into effect where patients will have unprecedented access to their data. Learn from patient advocates, health systems and others how the changes affect them. By MedCity News [embedded content] Hear the latest industry news first. Sign up for our daily newsletter. We will never sell or
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There’s no denying the global shift that’s occurred over the past year as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry, especially healthcare. Social distancing and stay-at-home regulations resulted in a new way of life and spearheaded the use of patient-centric digital technologies. Now, more than ever, patients are demanding autonomy and user-friendly online solutions from
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It’s been just over one year since the Covid-19 public health crisis took hold in the US and the crisis has transformed how providers deliver and, as importantly, how patients access care. Healthcare organizations demonstrated amazing resilience, agility and innovation to focus attention on how best to engage diverse patient populations, according to their preferences
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After a spectacular rise and equally precipitous downfall, patient engagement company Outcome Health is seeing its brand name disappear altogether. On Tuesday, Cincinnati-based PatientPoint, also a provider of patient engagement solutions, announced that it is combining with the Chicago-based startup to create PatientPoint Health Technologies. Together, the two former rivals could be valued at $600 million,
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Patient demand for a digitized healthcare experience exploded during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only did telehealth visits spike dramatically amid rising coronavirus cases, but healthcare consumers also showed a preference for providers offering online scheduling. Further, about 65% of people plan to continue to use telehealth after the pandemic ends, according to a survey conducted
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Carevive Systems, an oncology-focused health technology company, has raised $18 million in an oversubscribed Series C equity round. The round, led by Philips Health Technology Ventures, includes Debiopharm Innovation Fund, Qure Ventures, and prior investors, like Cerner and LRVHealth. The company surpassed its initial goal of $10 million, closing at $18 million, a testament to
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Most people have watched the minutes tick by in a waiting room while their doctor’s appointment is running late. For clinics, it’s also a concern, as physicians rework schedules and front desk staff talk to frustrated patients. Dr. Jennifer Meller, an internal medicine physician, teamed up with her classmate Kavita Mangal at Wharton Business School
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Digital health startup Sharecare plans to go public through a merger with a special purpose acquisition company. Photo credit: Sharecare Digital health startup Sharecare confirmed reports that it plans to go public through a merger with a blank-check company. The Atlanta-based startup plans to merge with a special-purpose acquisition company created by Alan Mnuchin, CEO
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Seniors aren’t the technophobes that popular stereotypes suggest them to be — and in recent years, Medicare Advantage plans have begun to recognize that fact. Seniors’ growing tech-friendliness is, after all, well-documented. In 2019, AARP researchers found that 77 percent of seniors had smartphones, and nine out of ten adults aged 50 and older who
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Wellness startup Sharecare may go public through a special purpose acquisition company, according to a report from Reuters. A digital health company started by WebMD Founder Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz is reportedly in talks to go public through a blank-check deal. Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reported that Sharecare would acquire healthcare artificial intelligence
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Since the start of the pandemic, more companies have adopted digital tools to give people access to mental healthcare. Investors poured a record amount into these tools, roughly $2 billion in equity funding, according to data from CBInsights. Startups got a boost when the Food and Drug Administration waived regulatory requirements that “computerized behavioral therapy
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City expanded its partnership with HealthMine, a technology company providing member engagement solutions, to build a rewards program for the payer’s individual and family Affordable Care Act members. The Missouri-based payer, also known as Blue KC, has an existing partnership with HealthMine to offer a rewards program for
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UnitedHealthcare is providing members of its Motion program access to Apple Fitness+ workout classes, powered by Apple Watch, for at least six months and at no additional cost. UnitedHealthcare Motion is a well-being program that enables people to earn over $1,000 per year by meeting certain daily activity goals, Rebecca Madsen, UnitedHealthcare’s chief consumer officer,
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