Patient Engagement: In it for the Long Haul

Marc Perlman, global vice president for healthcare, life sciences, and education and research industries at Oracle, discusses his work on the Patient Engagement Framework and the future of HIE with Journal of AHIMA’s associate editor, Mary Butler.

The framework’s objectives are aligned with those of the “meaningful use” EHR Incentive Program, the federal initiative that rewards providers who engage patients via its, “view, download, and transmit” phases. Perlman says both providers and vendors would do well to take a close look at the framework to determine what capabilities they should be providing for clients and patients.

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