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Tech plays big role in improving the patient experience
This article is part of the Pulse issue of May 2016 | Volume 4 Issue 2
At a recent weekly news meeting here at TechTarget, my colleague, Dan Ring, said, "It's all about user experience these days." He was specifically talking about how companies use technology to better engage with employees. But the connections to improving the patient experience are not far off. Many healthcare executives have put patient engagement improvement high on their to-do lists. And that's good news, because today, all kinds of technology aim to boost how patients are treated in their medical matters. For example, EHRs, precision medicine and data analytics can give people easier, better access to their healthcare services. And perhaps no other trend speaks to patient engagement more than the Internet of Medical Things. The new issue of SearchHealthIT's Pulse looks at how the digital revolution seeks to improve the patient experience with enhanced care and better clinician interactions. News and features writer Shaun Sutner tackles these issues in our cover story, looking at how the Internet of Medical Things is becoming...
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Weighing technology risks can help healthcare organizations stay ahead of 2016 HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights.
CIO Harun Rashid always knew he wanted a career in technology. But a career in healthcare IT came as a rewarding surprise. Now he's working to provide quality care around the world.
While fairly well established in healthcare for inventory control, the Internet of Medical Things also is now being used to improve patient satisfaction.
The future of IoT devices in healthcare facilities depends greatly on how well providers are equipped to use the patient data collected by the devices.
Columns in this issue
The push for better user experience has rubbed off on healthcare with the idea of improved patient engagement. It's no surprise to learn technology plays a role.