Stay tuned for a review of a new MEDSEEK and Microsoft partnership related to engaging patients in hospital changes due to healthcare reform. The companies shared a press release yesterday–you can read it here: Do Your Patients Play a Role in Your Healthcare Reform Strategies?
They are hosting a free webinar next week and I will report back to you on whether or not these products/services really have the consumer-driven patient in mind. While the webinar will predominantly include lots of marketing, some of the key topics that seem relevant to empowering patients with technology include:
- What hospitals must do next (with technology) to develop and implement successful strategies to engage and activate patients
- The “siloed” technology that consumers and patients use to interact with healthcare providers and how it gets in the way of patient engagement and population health management, especially for the ePatient, who wants to be engaged across the continuum of care, in the home, throughout the care encounter, and post-discharge
- MEDSEEK on Strategic Patient Engagement
Stay tuned for more information!