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Reflections from the Road

Posted by Steven Ferguson on Wed, May 30, 2012 @ 06:49 PM

John Steinbeck has always been one of my favorite authors. I think I've read almost everything he ever wrote, including Travels with Charley. Over these past few weeks I couldn't help but think of Mr. Steinbeck and his travels around the USA with his dog Charley. I have also traveled much of late, although without a trusty dog at my side, and so I thought I'd take a moment to reflect on some of the conversations I had along the way.

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Topics: EHR, EMR, Electronic health record, Patient Management, PHR, Meaningful use, Health 2.0

Primary Care is A Conversation, Not A Lecture

Posted by Steven Ferguson on Wed, May 23, 2012 @ 05:38 PM

I connected the dots between two experiences this week, and the headline of this post struck me as a big change. The first was a review of a new book by a Boston-based health care consultant, Nancy Finn, titled e-Patients Live Longer: The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology, and it got me thinking about how the changing involvement of the consumer - your patients – is reshaping primary care.

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Topics: EHR, Electronic health record, PHR, Meaningful use, patient self-management

What is Patient Management?

Posted by Steven Ferguson on Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 06:12 PM

In the prior post I mentioned I was the “Patient Management Officer” here at Hello Health. One of the questions you get asked a lot when you’re a Patient Management Officer is, “What the heck is Patient Management?”

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Topics: EHR, Patient Management, PHR, Meaningful use

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