Great article, some key take aways:
“We see leaders thinking about business intelligence tools. We also see consistency among hospitals’ delivering quality metrics to clinicians,” says Chantal Worzala, director of policy at the American Hospital Association. “The question is, ‘Can we give them time to build out better analytical tools?’ ”
Most Wired hospitals also are ramping up activities around patient engagement, which will prove vital in a value-driven health care economy. The focus isn’t just on kiosks and electronic bill pay, although those aren’t insignificant. Rather, there’s considerable activity around all aspects of patient engagement, including chronic disease monitoring and mobile health applications. For instance:
• 82% of Most Wired hospitals allow patients to check test results via a portal.
• 53% of Most Wired hospitals offer patients with chronic conditions self-management tools via a portal.
• 58% of Most Wired hospitals offer an mHealth app that provides access to the patient portal.
• 40% of Most Wired hospitals offer secure messaging.
Read more here: 2014 Most Wired | Meaningful Use of Health IT.
Michael Fitzgerald, contributing editor at MIT Sloan Management Review, talks with WellPoint executive Lori Beer. Read more…
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In thinking through how to classify technology enabled behavior modification programs, found this to be helpful.
Health-oriented behavior-change programs can be divided into five categories based on their relationship to clinical settings. The participant and clinician expectations are different for each approach.
1 Direct to consumer: No relationship to clinical setting.
2 Clinically referred: Clinician/system suggests a patient tries a particular solution (e.g., why don’t you try a commercial weight loss program?).
3 Clinically sponsored: Clinical setting has decided on particular solution(s) and offers it to the patient (for free or for a charge) (e.g., linked directly from clinical website to clinic-branded site with direct-to-consumer application/program, e.g., dLife, WebMD).
4 Clinically linked: Clinical site refers patient to specifically approved approach, provides information to the program and receives feedback about the patient’s performance. Clinician is expected to encourage participation, identify barriers, support patient’s choices, etc.
5 Clinically integrated: Clinical site provides branded experience in which clinic-based clinicians are part of the approach (e.g., there is a group-based experience run by the clinic staff and an Internet-based experience in which a clinician coaches the patient).
Neal Kaufman. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. February 2013, 15(S1): S-60-S-74.