Patient Engagement Podcast

Learn how to "e-connect" your medical practice or organization with patients as you work towards meeting the Meaningful Use patient engagement requirement. Hear our success stories and lessons learned in consumer-facing health IT through healthcare social media, patient portals, and online forums.


Latest Episode

Episode #4: Using ONC's Blue Button to Engage and Empower Patients, Caregivers...and You

Posted: June 4, 2013

Lygeia RicciardiLygeia Ricciardi, Director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC), discusses the Blue Button initiative through the lenses of:

  • Patients/caregivers
  • Providers
  • Payers
  • Developers
  • Consumer advocacy organizations
  • Achieving Meaningful Use

This interview was conducted by Danny Van Leeuwen, RN, MPH, Vice President of Quality Management, Advocates, Inc.

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Past Episodes

Episode #3: The Adoption Curve for Online Mental Health Services

Posted: May 10, 2013

Mark GroshekMichael Laskoff, founder and CEO of AbilTo, explains how engagement through online mental health platforms help patients manage depression and allows health plans and customers eliminate avoidable medical utilization.

This interview was conducted by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, MA, MHSA, Health Economist and Management Consultant, THINK-Health, Health Populi Blog.

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Episode #2: E-Engaging with Parents and Teens in Pediatric Practices

Posted: April 3, 2013

Mark GroshekDr. Mark Groshek, a practicing pediatrician physician lead for Health Connect, addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by his practice in the pursuit of patient engagement through health IT, including:

  • Available services
  • Common physician concerns
  • The different approaches for e-engaging parents and e-engaging teens

This interview was conducted by Eric Manley, eHealth Systems Manager, Mayo Clinic.

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Episode #1: Creating, Implementing and Evaluating a Web-Enabled System of Care to Transform Substance Abuse Treatment

Posted: Februrary 28, 2013

Linda Grove-Paul, Director of Addiction and Forensic Services, describes Centerstone's successes and lessons learned in e-engaging substance abuse patients through their "recovery-oriented system of care."  This interview was conducted by Doug Dormer of White Pines, LLC.

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