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In healthcare technology, it’s patient, patient, patient
Modern Healthcare

What do consumers want when they interact with the healthcare system?The answer may partly depend on their age.At this week’s annual meeting of the Health Information and Management Systems Society, the themes of consumerism and patient engagement were front and center.Patients are paying for a larger share of their healthcare through high-deductible health plans, and technology is playing a role in helping them find lower-cost care settings and prompting them to pay their bills.And as more providers get paid based on health outcomes, the hope is that technology will be able to guide people toward healthier behaviors.