New Ideas + Technology = Generation of Patient Oriented Medicine

Patient care has been rapidly changing in recent years. Spurred by government attention and funding, smart people are flocking to the medical arena, focusing their attention on bringing the benefits of modern technologies to improve all areas of medical care. Some ideas causing these trends include Personalized Medicine, the evolving definition of the term “patient […]Continue reading «New Ideas + Technology = Generation of Patient Oriented Medicine»

Top 5: Publicly-Available Health Information Databases

As a recent research shows, patients benefit from proactively accessing to their own health information in EHRs or other web portals. By having better communication and understanding for their own health conditions, empowered patients with easier access to personal health information and better understanding about healthcare can participate in their own care; this is also […]Continue reading «Top 5: Publicly-Available Health Information Databases»

The Patient Engagement Index from Axial Exchange, a New Measure of Patient-Centered Care

On April 4th, Axial Exchange, a health IT company based in Raleigh, North Carolina, launched its PEI (Patient Engagement Index), a ranking of major hospitals in Florida. Rankings for hospitals in other states will release in upcoming months. Among the 74 hospitals ranked, the top three are also the only ones with scores in the […]Continue reading «The Patient Engagement Index from Axial Exchange, a New Measure of Patient-Centered Care»

Patient-centered Care–Powered by Health IT and Informed Usage

We have previously covered (for previous blog posts, see here, here and here) the impact of the ACA (Affordable Care Act), which involves three major themes: 1) enhancing quality reporting and measurement; 2) establishing uniform operation rules and standards; 3) promoting health IT workforce development. This post will cover a core component of the ACA, […]Continue reading «Patient-centered Care–Powered by Health IT and Informed Usage»