PatientEngagementHIT
  • How Health IT Helps Follow-Up Care, Chronic Disease Management

    June 22, 2016 - One of the biggest hurdles faced by the healthcare industry  is chronic disease management, and ensuring patients with persistent conditions like diabetes or obesity are properly cared for. The key to success, many experts say, is ensuring adequate follow-up care and health coaching, but there are challenges related to that, too. Just getting patients back into the office for a follow-up...

  • Top 3 Factors Driving Patient-Centered Healthcare Initiatives

    June 13, 2016 - When it comes to patient-centered healthcare and shifting away from reactionary medicine, providers and patients need to keep three key factors in mind: patient access to healthcare, care coordination, and patient technology adoption. A recent Philips report explores those key issues showing how patients and providers may perceive them differently, and mapping out how they can use new strategies...

  • 3 Steps to Building Better Patient Satisfaction, Engagement

    June 7, 2016 - Stronger patient-provider communication and education initiatives are key to boosting patient satisfaction and shared decision-making, shows a recent study conducted by FAIR Health. The study, which surveyed a sample of 1,000 adults regarding their healthcare wants and needs, ultimately breaks down care preferences and creates the following list of recommendations to deliver better patient-centered...

  • Why Most Patients at VCU Health Approve of the Patient Portal

    May 26, 2016 - While healthcare professionals often hear that patient portals are critical to boosting patient engagement and improving care quality, they may wonder if patients really value these tools.   According to Susan Wolver, MD, associate professor of internal medicine at VCU Medical Center, the short answer to that question is yes, they do. “We actually just put out a survey within our...


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How Can Wellness Programs Improve to Boost Patient Motivation?

Understanding what motivates patients to improve their health and wellness remains a long-standing challenge for providers. Investigating patient wellness programs may be key to understanding the truth behind patient motivation. Two recent studies,...

88% Favor Expanded Use of Nurse Practitioners in VA Facilities

Eighty-eight percent of Americans support a new proposed rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) allowing nurse practitioners to practice at the top of their licenses in an effort to expand patient access to care. According to a press...

Do Group Doctor’s Visits Boost Patient Satisfaction, Education?

To boost patient-centered care and patient education, it’s the more the merrier, a new study says. A recent article published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicates the benefits of shared medical appointments, saying that they...

ONC Awards Winners in Patient Health Data Access App Contest

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced its Phase 1 winners for an app challenge. This challenge prompted participants to develop apps to improve patient health data access on mobile devices. ONC...

Can Medicaid Packages Help Boost Patient Engagement?

Boosting patient responsibility for their own healthcare – particularly financial responsibility – may have a positive effect on patient engagement levels. In a first-year analysis of Indiana’s Medicaid program, Healthy Indiana...

Patient Access to Health Data, Portal Access Surges to 92%

According to an American Hospital Association Trend Watch report, data exchange over electronic tools like patient portals and EHRs is on an upswing, boosting patient and provider communication and access to health data. In the report, AHA focuses...

Why Interoperability is Vital to Patient Access to Health Data

The National Association for Trusted Exchange has added another new member in MediPortal, helping to drive patient-centered care and patient access to health data through interoperability. According to a press release, the two organizations have...

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