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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.

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Electronic Health Records

I access my personal health information online. Do you?

A large national study recently asked how many patients, among a large group given internet access to their medical records, actually use that capability. Disappointingly, confoundingly, after billions of federal dollars spent to incentivize hospitals and physician practices to implement electronic health records, and a well-developed consumer movement trained on gaining electronic access to personal […]

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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 86 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

The Heart of Patient Engagement May Be in Cleveland

  Cleveland Clinic wants its patients involved — fully involved. It starts with opening access to services, functions and information that previously had been hidden or hard to get to. Cleveland Clinic’s MyChart personal health record is at the heart of the initiative, which has been ongoing for more than a year. The system sees […]

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Jim Rattray Jim Rattray is Executive Vice President of Bennett Group in Boston, an award-winning full-service integrated marketing, communications and advertising agency. With decades of experience as a journalist and professional communicator, he has been recognized for his work with numerous national and regional awards and has spoken to marketing and PR audiences around the country on using new tools for public relations, marketing and patient engagement. Rattray is a registered Apple Developer and the creator of MyHealth for iPhone.

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Money Matters

When Money Gets in the Way of Better Care

This contribution first appeared on Jim Rattray’s blog on September 18, 2013     One Holy Grail in health care (yes, there are many) is improved communication between patients and caregivers. Better communication results in improved understanding, elevated compliance and, ultimately, higher satisfaction. It just doesn’t seem to result in getting paid. A new study […]

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Jim Rattray Jim Rattray is Executive Vice President of Bennett Group in Boston, an award-winning full-service integrated marketing, communications and advertising agency. With decades of experience as a journalist and professional communicator, he has been recognized for his work with numerous national and regional awards and has spoken to marketing and PR audiences around the country on using new tools for public relations, marketing and patient engagement. Rattray is a registered Apple Developer and the creator of MyHealth for iPhone.

Jim Rattray has 18 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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