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Impacting the Opioid Epidemic at the Point of Care

A middle-aged female physician pauses to look at a PatientPoint Access screen in a corridor in a physician office.

I know the pain of losing a loved one to opioid addiction. My family continues to grieve the loss of an incredible young man who, after an awful car accident, began a decade-long battle against addiction to his prescribed painkillers. Three years ago, he lost that battle. Countless other families have experienced similar losses due…

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The Inside Story on #LiveHealthyOutside

A mature woman and man dressed in exercise gear descend stairs in a wooded area on a fall walk.

Think about the last time you spent time outside (walking to and from the car doesn’t count!). Now think about how you felt afterward. I’m guessing you felt better and it’s no coincidence: Research has linked spending time outside to a wide variety of health benefits. For example, did you know that moderate exposure to…

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Behind the Content: #ConvinceMeToVax

A screenshot the 2019 MM&M #ConvinceMetoVax comptition staff pick, the "Why Vaccinate" waiting room segment from PatientPoint.

We recently put our passion for content and competitive spirit to the test when we entered Medical Media & Marketing’s (MM&M) first-ever #ConvinceMetoVax creative competition. Launched during World Immunization Week, the contest challenged creators to design a new piece of content aimed at convincing the public to get vaccinated. In just a week we created…

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Man Up for Men’s Health

Two senior African American men sit on a park bench on the waterfont laughing and talking.

Picture a group of men hanging out. Now think about their conversation. While sports, family and work are all likely topics, there’s one subject that probably won’t come up: health. Men are notoriously stubborn when it comes to talking about health issues and going to the doctor. In fact, approximately 80% of men won’t go…

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What Are Patients Doing While They Wait?

If you had to guess what most patients do while they’re waiting to see their healthcare provider, what would you say? Are they…Watching a screen in the waiting room? Interacting with a touchscreen in the exam room? Scrolling social media on their smartphone? Fortunately, you don’t have to guess: Our new white paper takes an…

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3 Ways to Boost Clinical Trial Participation in Your Practice

Doctor showing patient information about clinical trials on digital touchscreen device in doctor's office.

Clinical trials are the leading source of medical breakthroughs and are a key step in discovering new ways to detect, diagnose and reduce the risk of disease. Clinical research has led to pivotal advances in breast cancer treatment, heart disease prevention and in countless other areas. Despite the myriad benefits of clinical trials, recent estimates…

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3 Takeaways from HIMSS19

The PatientPoint team gathers in front of their booth at the Health Information Management Systems Society conference Febuary 2019 in Orlando.

We came, we saw, we HIMSS-ed. After five days, thousands of steps and a LOT of coffee, we’re back from HIMSS, the world’s largest healthcare IT conference. This year’s show in Orlando attracted more than 43,000 attendees! HIMSS is a truly electric environment. We were honored to showcase our groundbreaking patient engagement technology on the…

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HIMSS19 Preview: Triple Aim Takes Center Stage

HIMSS19 Global Conference and Exhibition February 11-15 Orlando

It’s almost here: HIMSS19, the mother of all health IT conferences. Conference organizers have billed this year’s mega-show in Orlando to be the place where “champions of health unite.” As our own PatientPoint champions of health prepare for the event, we see the Triple Aim of improving quality, decreasing costs and improving patient satisfaction dominating…

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6 Steps for Fearless & Valuable Healthcare Innovation

Innovation

Every year, tens of thousands descend on San Francisco in early January for the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. Rooms are packed, copious notes taken, and important discussions are had about the future of the industry. To me, JPM19 came down to this: While hospitals and health systems have developed the core tenets of their care…

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3 Predictions for Healthcare in 2019

Healthcare Trends

When you stop to think about it, the healthcare happenings of 2018 had some of the main elements of a great superhero movie. There was conflict—think healthcare professionals and the increasing EHR burden. There was disruption—Amazon, Apple, telehealth and the rapid emergence of digital therapeutics. And, of course, there were the heroes—patients. (Not to mention…

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