CommonWell members: Epic’s point-to-point interoperability doesn’t cut it

CommonWell members: Epic’s point-to-point interoperability doesn’t cut it An obvious goal of health IT companies is to continue developing electronic health record (EHR) systems to become more interoperable and enable them to communicate with one another. A struggle between and EHR vendor and CommonWell Health Alliance is not helping the cause. A representative from Epic…

Portals aren’t enough for successful patient engagement

Portals aren’t enough for successful patient engagement Many believe the key to good healthcare is patient engagement. The conversation of how to successfully involve patients is one of great depth. According to a new HIMSS Analytics survey, many healthcare organizations are trying to improve patient engagement by going beyond just patient portals. From the survey…

Access and outcomes

Access and outcomes A recent survey shows around 60% of Americans are feeling increasing pressure for paying for medical emergencies and healthcare. It is believed that deductibles have grown nearly 150% between the years of 2004 and 2013. Healthcare leaders are trying to fulfill the needs of their patients but are also felling pressure from…