Tag Archive: patient engagement

  • CHITREC to participate in project to link patients to community resources

    June 6, 2012

    CHITREC will partner with the University of Chicago on a new project aimed at providing better information to patients about healthcare resources in their communities.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $5.9 million to a University of Chicago Medicine-led program called CommunityRx, a system to be managed by the South Side Health ...
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  • Reduce Patient Fears, Raise HCAHPS Scores

    November 6, 2011

    Not everyone feels the same way about the blue “H” sign indicating a hospital’s proximity. For Colleen Sweeney, RN, the sign is a reminder to whip out her phone to go on hospitalcompare.com and see how the hospital stacks up next to Memorial Hospital and Health System in South Bend IN, where she works as ...
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  • HHS aims to improve patients’ access to electronic records

    September 13, 2011

    As part of the ongoing Health Information Technology initiatives, the department of Health and Human Services has announced rules making it easier for patients to utilize and add information to their electronic health records.  Improving access to information such as active medications, prescriptions and lab results will encourage patients to work more closely with health care ...
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  • CHITREC’s Dr. David Liebovitz provides clinical perspective on patient empowerment

    September 13, 2011

    Clinical Informaticist and CHITREC representative Dr. David Liebovitz provided commentary for an HIMSS news story on transparency and patient empowerment initiatives.  Dr. Liebovitz discusses online “patient portals,” which can be leveraged to allow patients greater access to their medical records and improve coordination between patients and their providers.
    Please read the complete news story here.