Smart Clinic and Captify Health Team Up for Cleaner Bowels

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Partnership Reduces Patient Cancellations by 70% and Increases Colonoscopy Preparation by +35% Smart Clinic and Captify Health announced this month product integrations combining Smart Clinic’s mobile application with Captify Health’s patient cancellation reduction efforts. The partnership consolidates clinic technology into one easy-to-use mHealth application for the patient, increasing revenue for clinics and driving value-based care. “ Over the past seven … Read More

Smart Clinic’s Paul Berggreen, MD named one of Top Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know by Becker’s

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Founder of Smart Clinic and Arizona Digestive Health, Dr. Paul Berggreen continues to advance the Arizona MedTech community Phoenix, AZ – In another win for Arizona Medtech startups, the founder of Smart Clinic and Arizona Digestive Health, Paul Berggreen, MD, has been named one of the “Top Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know” by Becker’s. “It’s a great honor to have Becker’s … Read More

Defining digital health ROI: 5 elements that might actually make sense

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In our line of work we see countless value propositions that digital health companies strive to (or claim to) deliver. Maybe we’ve had one too many summertime margaritas, but lately this value proposition barrage has got us thinking: It seems that there is something missing in the digital health value chain. Clinically and commercially validated digital health interventions are supposed … Read More

Hospitals look to hospitality industry for ways to improve patient experience

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To increase patient satisfaction, many hospitals are turning to techniques used in the hospitality industry to keep customers happy. The impact of the approach can already be felt in the increasing number of hospitals offering restaurant-quality menus, hotel-inspired lobbies and the growth of the chief patient experience officer in the C-suite, according to an article from Healthcare Dive. Improving the … Read More

Intel Report: Patience Experience

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Healthcare leaders focus on building organizational cultures based on patient experience excellence and strive to provide it across the care continuum. Healthcare providers remain focused on building organizational cultures centered on patient experience excellence, using technology and an assortment of training programs to engage nurses, clinicians, care managers, and an expanding range of nonclinical and back-office staff in this mission. … Read More

CareCloud Publishes Patient Experience Index Report Revealing Surprising Results of Technology’s Impact on Patient Care

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First Annual Study of Patient Satisfaction, Loyalty and Engagement Reveals Baby Boomers are Embracing Healthcare Technology Over Millennials MIAMI, July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today CareCloud, the platform for high growth medical groups, released the results of its first annual Patient Experience Index (PXI), created to give medical groups actionable insights into the evolving patient experience. In an interactive online survey, 1,443 … Read More

Diverse health IT partnerships are critical to interoperability

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According to the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), hospitals have almost doubled their capacity to exchange information with providers outside their organization. Only 41% of hospitals had that ability in 2008 and 76% could do so in 2014. Unfortunately this growing hospital capacity is not equally matched among primary care providers or in post-acute care.  Significant barriers to interoperability … Read More

Epic vice president: Healthcare must focus on ‘interoperability of knowledge’

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As a whole, healthcare leaders need to think about including nontraditional data to reduce disparities, said Epic VP Peter DeVault at ONC’s annual meeting on Tuesday. During the “Future of Innovation” session at ONC’s Annual meeting on May 31, three of the health IT industry’s top leaders discussed the current healthcare landscape, offering perspective on how it’s evolving and assessing … Read More

Openness in delivering healthcare information key to patient engagement

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As health data and IT advance, patients have more control over their own health information than ever and more access to patient engagement technology. Nick van Terheyden: I think the biggest driver, or one of the biggest drivers, of this is mobile technology. It’s not that long ago that the iPhone arrived on the scene. And it’s now all pervasive. … Read More

How HIPAA applies to the burgeoning world of mobile health

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At the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum, a legal expert and former OCR investigator offered tips on compliance. The federal regulatory environment has not kept pace with the progress of mobile health. Mobile health is driven by consumers who expect to have all sorts of information, including health data, on their phones, said Jeffrey Dunifon, an associate … Read More