Thursday, May 5, 2011

iHT2 Patient Engagement Report

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) has released a report titled, "Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Engaging Patients." This report is a compilation of what key health IT experts from across the United States think are the most important things you need to know about engaging patients in the digital age along with four key recommendations for practical action.

The report discusses how healthcare organizations, which provide high quality outcomes for patients, will be the ones who prosper under new health reform models, such as ACOs and Patient-Centered Medical Home. It also explores the concerns that come with patient engagement, and the advantages and strategies that should be explored.

The report was prepared by:

∙ Donna Scott, Executive Director of Marketing Strategy, RelayHealth
∙ Howard Rosen, CEO, Life:Wire
∙ Brad Tritle, CIPP, CPHIT, President & CEO, eHealth Trust Arizona
∙ Shadaab Kanwal, Director of Clinical Informatics, UCLA Health Sciences
∙ Michael Brown, MD, Chief Information Officer, Harvard University Health Services
∙ Adam Clark, Director of Scientific and Federal Affairs, FasterCures, and member, ONC HIT
Policy Committee
∙ Pamela Law, MD, David Geffen School of Medicine ’09, Affiliated with Health 2.0
∙ Waco Hoover, CEO, Institute for Health Technology Transformation

The report can also be downloaded directly by visiting the Institute’s Download Center at

Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2)

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

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