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Both patients and providers are eager for more effective engagement, according to CDW’s 2017 Patient Engagement Perspectives study. “We found that communication is important for engagement, and both providers and patients see technology as a channel to expand interaction and access to information needed to empower patients,” said Nancy Ragont, senior manager for customer insights, CDW Healthcare.
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Managed Healthcare Executive
The Internet of Things provides K-12 schools with opportunities to automate operations, improve learning and save money, says Pete Koczera, senior manager for K-12 education, CDW-G.
Patients are becoming more engaged with their healthcare through patient portals, according to CDW Healthcare’s 2017 Patient Engagement Perspectives Study. “Patients want to use their smartphone to be able to talk to their clinician just like they would to their friends and family,” said Nancy Ragont, senior manager of customer insights, CDW Healthcare.
Matt Troka, CDW senior vice president of product and partner management, and CDW-sponsored PGA TOUR professional Gary Woodland talk about how CDW partnered with the Chris Paul Family Foundation, Lenovo and Intel to bring golf and technology to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix through its new Tech Fore! program.
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New public policies and reimbursement models, technology innovation and evidence that engaged patients experience better, more-cost effective outcomes are driving patient engagement expansion, explains Jon Karl, director, CDW Healthcare.
CDW-G partnered with Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin to launch UniversITy Women, a pilot program that connects female executives in technology companies with college women to provide students with valuable exposure and resources.
CDW announced the launch of a standalone Small Business segment, new positions for Doug Eckrote and Neal Campbell and named Mark Chong as a senior vice president.
Cloud computing enables schools and districts to be forward-thinking – delivering digital curriculum, improving communication with community and parents, enabling teachers to connect with students in new ways, freeing IT teams to work on innovative technology applications in the classroom and improving classroom innovation, writes Mike Patterson, K-12 education strategist, CDW-G.
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Even with rapidly growing adoption, the patient portal’s role in expanding patient engagement remains very much a work in progress – and very rich with potential. While 60 percent of providers in CDW’s Patient Engagement Perspectives study say that giving patients greater online access to their personal healthcare information would improve quality of care, they vary widely in their ability to leverage portals to advance this goal, writes Nancy Ragont, CDW senior manager, customer insights, in this article beginning on page 24.
Demonstrating return on investment is critical for developers building mobile healthcare applications, advised Ginna Baik, senior care business strategist for CDW Healthcare, at the Louisville Innovation Summit.
“CDW Cloud Planning Services provides customers with solutions that are quickly ramped, with defined outcomes to drive planning and implementation,” says Mitch Raskovich, CDW’s senior manager of cloud client services.
CDW’s Cloud Planning Services helps organizations develop a cloud strategy; assess, design, deploy and manage cloud solutions; and achieve operational and financial goals.
The PGA TOUR’s ShotLink system, powered by CDW, produces and tracks statistics used to rank players and can broadcast the data on course scoreboards, live TVs and online platforms.
CDW-sponsored PGA TOUR professional Gary Woodland discussed his performance, team sports and his involvement at the CDW Tech Fore! Kids event with the Chris Paul Family Foundation.
CDW expanded its “IT Orchestration by CDW” brand campaign with new ads featuring a barista, a class clown and a fanny-pack wearer.