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Today’s patients are becoming consumers who expect a convenient, personalized and intuitive experience in all aspects of their lives, including interactions with healthcare providers. Read about the innovations that engage, inform and empower patients.

Partners HealthCare makes EHR clinical data publicly available

Partners HealthCare makes EHR clinical data publicly available

The Boston-based health system is the first in the country to make clinical data from its electronic health records publicly available to consumers online.  »

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Providers screen cancer patients for quality of life concerns

Providers screen cancer patients for quality of life concerns

A network of Chicago-area providers are working together to address cancer patients' needs beyond just healthcare services.

Geisinger to offer unlimited, free follow-up care to hip replacement surgery patients

Geisinger to offer unlimited, free follow-up care to hip replacement surgery patients

Geisinger, with support from devicemaker Medacta International, will provide unlimited free follow-up care to its plan members who undergo hip replacement surgery by one of its providers. The two will proportionally share the costs of follow-up care.

Diagnostic errors pose greatest patient safety risk

Diagnostic errors pose greatest patient safety risk

Patient safety is jeopardized by diagnostic errors, opioid misuse and other gaps in care, according to a new report from the ECRI Institute.

Artificial intelligence helps patients find the right care

Artificial intelligence helps patients find the right care

Lowe's employees are some of the 1 million people from self-insured employers and health plans who are customers of Accolade, which helps guide patients through the healthcare system.

Using avatars to practice hard conversations

Using avatars to practice hard conversations

A pilot program, funded by the CDC's cancer division, is experimenting with allowing patients to ask a virtual coach questions that they might otherwise feel too uncomfortable or overwhelmed to ask a real physician.

Carbon Health's epic plan for patient data

Carbon Health's epic plan for patient data

Carbon Health seeks to create a provider network based on its digital platform. The company's app, nestled in a patient's smartphone, is an electronic health record, a telehealth portal, a secure message platform, and a payment and scheduling service.

Virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa could change the way care is delivered

Virtual assistants like Amazon's Alexa could change the way care is delivered

Some in the industry see the use of voice recognition as changing the way care is delivered, but there are significant technological and regulatory hurdles.

Need a doctor's appointment? Click it.

Need a doctor's appointment? Click it.

For today's tech-savvy consumers, patient-centric care begins before the patient steps foot in the doctor's office, hospital or clinic. It starts with the prospective patient trawling the web for provider reviews and ratings.

Engaging with patients to keep them happy and healthy

Engaging with patients to keep them happy and healthy

Healthgrades' CareChats is one of the platforms providers are using to maintain communication before and after the actual point of care. They're partnering with the makers of these platforms to help patients stay engaged, healthier, satisfied and trusting.

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