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6 Steps to Creating a Connected Health Program



A successful connected health program between patients and healthcare organizations involves a lot of preparation. In fact, the planning begins well before even the pilot program. Here are six steps from Partners Healthcare's Center for Connected Health.



1 comments on "6 Steps to Creating a Connected Health Program"
Dave Howard (10/27/2011 at 2:57 PM)

Some great points here. Especially how to engage patients in the program. Sounds like social media like Facebook and Twitter could be a catalyst to engaging the patient ecosystem. Of course, social media is not the channel through which patients would share results but cloud-based web services applications (like XIFIN iNet) enable instantaneous intelligence sharing at all points in the continuum of care. Disparate systems like ordering, LIS, HIS, billing and A/P can all be connected via the web, which is where the patients already reside. Now is the time for the health ecosystem to take FULL advantage of information and knowledge sharing via the web. Some of us are old enough to remember our fear of the fax machine. Why now are we so afraid to let it go?