Tag Archives: EHR

Patient Engagement

Integrating Patient-Generated Health Data into EHRs – New Guidance from AHRQ

Being able to contribute patient-generated health data to one’s own personal health history has been the holy grail for many engaged patients. Knowing that ongoing data can support healthy habits and treatment of many conditions inspires many patients and family caregivers to keep records manually or, increasingly, with the aid of user-friendly devices. It may […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 174 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Electronic Health Records, Uncategorized

Portals from the Patient’s Point of View

A few weeks ago, I reported on a national survey that measured patient use of internet portals that give patients access to their electronic medical records. I also reflected on my own experience with online access to personal health information. Recently, OpenNotes, a movement that advocates and facilities patient access to their clinicians’ visit notes,* […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 174 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter


Patient Experience

A How-To Guide for Engaging Patients in EHR Implementation

The latest issue of the Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) covers a wide range of topics in articles contributed by authors working in healthcare facilities across the world. While many of the subjects covered are of interest to Engaging Patients readers, one offers an unusual perspective on a notoriously challenging task for provider organizations: implementation of […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 174 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Electronic Health Records

Being the Customer and the Car

In a blog post about engaging patients in the process of purchasing electronic health record (EHR) systems, Jared Jeffery compares healthcare to auto repair: I don’t necessarily care what software my mechanic is using―I just want my car fixed. It’s the same for my healthcare! On further reflection, Jeffery changes his mind about that. He doesn’t […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 174 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter