Big data: Bold promise? Or the hardest part of population health, precision medicine and better patient experience?

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Leading providers are already thinking about how to transform themselves from data-driven to information-driven organizations, able to offer drastically improved patient experience akin to Amazon and Google. But it’s not easy. Seattle Children’s Chief Data Officer Eugene Kolker offered up a confession: “I’m a little bit nervous right now about what’s happening in our industry. People are moving from one … Read More

Using Data to Unlock the Patient Experience

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The topic of big data has rocketed to stardom, often popping up as a business publication’s lead article, headlining a conference and even commandeering casual conversation. And there’s good reason for it; the collection and analysis of patient demographics, preferences and product feedback helps companies develop and communicate the value of their products and services to their end users. Just … Read More

Newton startup seeks to purge the unpleasantness from colonoscopy prep

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When Dr. Corey Siegel was doing his gastroenterology fellowship atMassachusetts General Hospital, he spotted a troubling trend: Patients were avoiding colonoscopies because the preparation ahead of the procedure was so grueling. Siegel, who now works at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and his MGH mentor, Dr. Joshua Korzenik, who is now director of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Crohn’s and Colitis Center, have … Read More

4 Ways You Can Improve Your Patients’ Engagement

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Patient engagement has emerged as a key component of reducing the likelihood of an adverse outcome A 42-year-old patient arrived for her annual gynecologist appointment complaining of a self-detected breast lump. She had several questions about her condition and wanted to tell her doctor about a family history of breast cancer. The doctor was in a hurry and advised her … Read More

Modernizing the patient experience could boost revenue up by 16 percent, C-level execs say

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Healthcare leaders say deploying tools for analytics, self-service, order fulfillment and more, while offering individualized experiences such as precision medicine, could promise a big payoff. C-suite executives say offering a highly individualized experience to customers could ratchet up their revenue by 16 percent, according to new research. But only 20 percent of those execs polled graded their own organization’s ability … Read More

Smart Clinic Wins 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

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A panel of judges consisting of business and funding experts, selected Smart Clinic as one of the winners of the 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), and one of the most promising new mHealth companies in the Valley.

Smart Clinic Featured At ACG 2015 in Honolulu, Hawaii

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We are very proud Smart Clinic was featured during Dr. Brennan Spiegel’s lecture, “How Information Technology Will Transform Gastroenterology,” at this year’s American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Patients Want Digital Communication Tools, New Study Shows

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When selecting between two comparable physicians the majority of patients would choose the healthcare provider who allows for appointment scheduling and other tasks to be completed digitally, according to a new survey.

Unraveling the Patient Engagement Problem

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Today’s mHealth Technologies are positioned to become powerful forces for collaboration between healthcare providers and patients; but how do healthcare providers invite patients to engage in creating better health outcomes for themselves in a more significant way?