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Embed patient experience advisors hospital-wide

Guest post by Doug Della Pietra, director of customer services and volunteers for Rochester General Hospital in New York. "There's a genuine sense that we're all in this together. We...

Fundamental connectivity lacking in many current digital health endeavors

One of the main problems digital health faces is the fundamental connection between user and device, according to Forbes  contributor John Nosta.

RSNA13: Why patient-centered care must be a priority

Patient-centered care needs to be a bigger priority in the medical imaging field, several prominent radiologists have said this week at the Radiological Society of North America's annual meeting in Chicago.

Person-centered care is possible, sub-acute care provider says

Windsor Healthcare, a sub-acute care provider in nine communities throughout New Jersey, is teaching hospital CEOs, nursing home administrators and other healthcare leaders how to embrace the person-centered care movement.

3 lessons from ACOs

As accountable care organizations become more prevalent, ACOs will likely help transform the healthcare industry, altering provider payments and introducing new care models. But there also are inevitable bumps that insurers will face along the road as ACOs mature.

Study: Patients' Internet use a predictor for participation in their own care

Patients who use the Internet more frequently are more likely to embrace patient-centered healthcare efforts and participate in their own care, according to a study published this week in the  Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Radiologist shares insights for practicing patient-centered care

In a recent interview with  Diagnostic Imaging, Mary Mahoney, M.D., a professor of radiology and vice chair of research at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and the chair of the Radiology Society of North America's task force on Radiology Cares, shares several suggestions for practicing patient-centered care.

Technology's place in patient-centered care

Critical elements of patient-centered care can benefit from technology, David Lee Scher, M.D., a digital health technology consultant writes in a recent blog post. Physicians must provide tools to...

Intermountain's Brent James: Patient-centeredness drives quality, savings

In this exclusive interview with  FierceHealthcare,  Brent James, chief quality officer and executive director of the Institute for Health Care Delivery Research at Utah's Intermountain Healthcare, discusses how hospitals can use patient engagement to create high-quality, low-cost systems of care and how Intermountain put the focus on patient-centeredness--not revenue enhancement--to improve the bottom line and outcomes.

Social media, online access creating a 'perfect storm' in healthcare

The simultaneous maturation of patient-centered healthcare, social media and the Internet has created what researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School are calling a "perfect storm" in healthcare with regard to how patients and organizations connect.