"patient care" Posts

Portrait of Mary Jo Deering

Advancing the use of patient-generated information to improve health and care

Mary Jo Deering | December 27, 2013

Providers base their care decisions on a wide variety of patient information, such as patient and family history, vital signs, reports of symptoms or response to treatment.  This information traditionally is created in a visit to a provider or laboratory, but there are increasing examples of information being created by the individual or caregiver outside the clinical setting and reported to the provider.  This information is known as patient-generated health-information (PGHI) or patient-generated health data (PGHD). 

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Portrait of Mat Kendall, M.P.H.

Wow! Over 1000 critical access and small, rural hospitals meet the Meaningful Use challenge!

Mat Kendall, M.P.H. | September 26, 2013

Last year, we issued a nationwide challenge to see 1000 critical access hospitals (CAHs) and small, rural hospitals get to Meaningful Use by 2014. The call to action was met with support; we could feel everyone roll up their sleeves in unison.

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