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Addressing the Empty Seat at the Healthcare IT Table: Next Steps in Patient Engagement

June 4, 2013



Despite the advances in Hospitals and Physician Groups adopting technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs), the patient continues to be left out of the conversation in regards to their own care.  Dr. Fauzia Khan, CMO of Alere Analytics, was featured today in Becker’s Hospital Review addressing how clinical decision support (CDS) technology can assist with patient engagement.

Excerpt below:

The healthcare industry has made great strides in patient-centric, IT solutions such as electronic health records, personal health records, health information exchanges  and clinical decision support platforms. These platforms are finally enabling physicians, providers and payors to improve their care coordination, while increasing the quality of care for patients. While this is definitely an exciting time for healthcare IT, a very important group is conspicuously left out of the conversation — actual patients. 

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