While recent research shows the OpenNotes initiative has helped improve patient-doctor relationships and clarify misunderstandings, some concerns remain, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) outlines.
Simply providing Internet access isn't enough to equalize access to online health information for the urban poor, according to research in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.
Transparency via the OpenNotes initiative is creating stronger patient-physician relationships in the face of concern that note sharing might be offensive to patients, new research shows.
Patient portals need to provide more personalized, direct communication with providers and interactivity to fully engage patients, according to research published at the Journal of Internet Medical Research.
The Office of the National Coordinator's Health IT Policy and Standards Committees on Tuesday approved recommendations from the agency's application programming interface task force, but narrowly and only after much debate.
According to an NEJM Catalyst survey of 340 hospital and healthcare executives, clinicians and clinical leaders, less than a quarter of their patients were highly engaged in decisions regarding the care they receive.
Most healthcare providers believe that improved patient engagement leads to better outcomes, but were divided on the best strategies to accomplish this, according to survey results published in an NEJM Catalyst blog post.
Motivational interviewing, which is often used in addiction medicine to get buy-in from patients to change their behavior, can also be used by primary care physicians to help their patients change unhealthy behaviors from poor diet to lack of exercise, according to Auguste Fortin, VI, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine.
Yale School of Medicine researchers have created a new health IT platform that will improve patients' access to their electronic health records and their participation in research studies.
Obnoxious and loud-mouthed. These two words have been used to describe Zubin Damania, M.D., a Las Vegas-based internal medicine doctor, who's known online as "ZDoggMD," reports STAT.