New "Breaking the Readmissions Cycle" report reveals that patients and providers agree hospital readmissions can be avoided if chronic patients manage their conditions better and providers more consistently at check in with patients following hospitalization.
This article on Healthline discusses the potential of technology to lessen the sensitivity factor of conversations between doctors and patients concerning weight management. Information from our most recent research report, Discussing Diabetes, was included to show that many patients with diabetes, who are often struggling to manage their weight, prefer receiving digital communications from doctors as a form of support.… Read more
The term “patient engagement” is probably one of the most popular in healthcare today. One of the most interesting things about this concept is the variety of definitions it is given and the many ways that it can be achieved. TeleVox’s Scott Zimmerman was included in this Electronic Health Reporter roundup of health IT execs explaining the meaning of patient engagement.… Read more
Allison Hart discusses the importance of adopting a preventive lifestyle on Talk 107.3 FM.Click Here to Listen
Allison Hart discusses our Healthy World research on the WDLB Insight program. The interview discusses why people aren’t taking advantage of preventive care, a crucial piece of the puzzle in this new model of healthcare.Click Here to Listen
Scott Zimmerman discusses our Healthy World research initiative on Newstalk KGVO 1290 AM. The interview focuses on how Americans in the western part of the country stack up in terms of healthy behaviors.Click Here to Listen
TeleVox was interviewed for a story on Becker’s Hospital CIO on the topic of remote care for aging patients. The article discusses the importance of patient engagement in an aging population to better manage treatment plans as well as how mobile healthcare could enable elderly patients to remain at home as long as possible.
A recent guest blog post on www.emrandhipaa.com by Jamie Verkamp, Chief Speaking Officer of (e)Merge, sheds light on the opportunity presented by the idea of patient engagement when it comes to creating more empowered patients. Verkamp suggests that, while many healthcare organizations view the concept of patient engagement as burdensome or difficult, especially as it relates to Meaningful Use attestation, its value has the potential to change things for the better.… Read more
InformationWeek looked at the fight against cancer and how some of the biggest trends in technology could potentially help patients manage their health. Once again, Ochsner’s success in utilizing technology to detect colon cancer is featured as a great example of the power of technology to improve health outcomes without eroding resources. This article has a fun slideshow format. Check it out!… Read more
Healthline.com recently published this article on how telemedicine is continuing to connect patients with their healthcare providers. Telemedicine has the potential to bring benefits to almost any situation where providers need to be connected with patients. Specifically, the author discusses a recent application of telemedicine technology from Ochsner Health System using TeleVox notifications technology to reach out to patients due for colon cancer screenings.… Read more