PatientEngagementHIT
  • Why Patient Satisfaction is More Than “Making Patients Happy”

    December 5, 2016 - Patient satisfaction efforts need to shift away from simply “making patients happy,” to delivering individualized treatment to optimize care. These efforts cannot be about improving everything for every patient, but delivering the right thing for the right patient when and where they need it. According to Deirdre Mylod, PhD, Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation and...

  • Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

    November 30, 2016 - When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study acknowledges that despite frequent assertions of the potential benefits of patient portals, the technology still...

  • Stage 3 Meaningful Use Changes Can Support Patient Engagement

    November 21, 2016 - As the optional reporting period for Stage 3 Meaningful Use approaches, healthcare industry stakeholders and CMS should consider modifications to the patient engagement requirements, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. The study, conducted in partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, investigated trial implementation of Stage 3 Meaningful...

  • Patient Lifestyle Needs Key to Driving Patient Self-Management

    November 16, 2016 - When Jordan Asher, MD, MS, from MissionPoint Health Partners tries to engage his patients in self-management and health improvement activities, he doesn’t just think about how to move a needle on a quality measurement. Instead, he thinks about how these strategies and skills are going to help his patients in their everyday lives. This technique has proven effective for Asher, who serves...


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Why Patient Satisfaction is More Than “Making Patients Happy”

Patient satisfaction efforts need to shift away from simply “making patients happy,” to delivering individualized treatment to optimize care. These efforts cannot be about improving everything for every patient, but delivering the...

AHA Develops Strategies to Enhance Rural Healthcare Access

As the healthcare industry embraces patient-centered healthcare, organizations must work to ensure healthcare access to vulnerable communities, such as rural or urban regions. So says the American Hospital Association in a recent report. According...

3 Ways to Incorporate Patient Preferences into Healthcare

Understanding and incorporating patient preferences into provider care delivery should prove useful to improving patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. With these preferences in mind, providers can tailor care strategies capable of being...

Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of...

Can Primary Care Address Limited Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare?

Primary care interventions may be required to help expand behavioral healthcare access to underserved children, but providers are facing a number of obstacles as they try to improve access to care, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics....

Palliative Care Effective in Boosting Patient Quality of Life

Palliative care has shown itself effective in improving quality of life for patients with a variety of serious illnesses in two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Palliative care providers usually supplement...

Prolonged mHealth Use May Improve Patient Self-Management

mHealth and electronic self-management devices may influence positive patient behavior changes when paired with strong patient engagement and prolonged use, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. With 69 percent...

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