PatientEngagementHIT
  • Patient Portal Use Growing as Engagement Efforts Take Priority

    February 22, 2017 - Patient engagement is on the rise as a result of a significant increase in patient portal availability and adoption, according to a survey from CDW Healthcare. The survey of 200 chronic care patients and 200 providers shows that patients are more engaged in their health this year than in the previous year. Seventy percent of patients reported that they are engaged in their care this year while...

  • Patients Seek More Support with Chronic Disease Management

    February 20, 2017 - Ninety-one percent of patients say they need more help with chronic disease management, but their healthcare providers are not delivering all the services they would like, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton on behalf of West Healthcare. The survey, presented today at the HIMSS17 conference, asked 502 patients and 417 providers about their chronic disease management needs and...

  • Collaboration, Health IT Boost Pediatric Medication Adherence

    February 15, 2017 - Kidney transplant patients often struggle with low levels of medication adherence, a problem that can put some patients at risk of rejecting their new organ. At Cincinnati Children’s, that problem is exacerbated in pediatric and adolescent patient populations, according to David Hooper MD, MS, Medical Director of Kidney Transplantation. The strategies and challenges involved in improving...

  • Despite EHR Adoption, Patients Still Face Record Copying Fees

    February 9, 2017 - Despite widespread EHR adoption and regulations limiting copying fees, patients still face financial and administrative barriers to health data access, contends a group of authors in a recent JAMA Internal Medicine viewpoint. These barriers often prevent patients from accessing their personal health data, limiting their ability to engage with providers and keep their care team up to date on...


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AHIMA Reviews the Basics of HIPAA Compliant Patient Data Access

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has posted a slideshow and report guiding patients through the proper process of  obtaining their medical records from their providers and navigating HIPAA privacy regulations....

Patient Knowledge Impacts Use of Urgent Care, ED Services

Patients need more education to help them determine whether to access care in urgent care centers or the emergency department, according to a survey by New York City-based urgent care provider CityMD. Urgent care centers have come to the forefront...

PCORI Funds Patient-Centered Opioid Research at Cedars-Sinai

Opioid use research has just taken a patient-centered turn at Cedars-Sinai. The Los Angeles hospital has recently received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate the most effective ways...

How Health Payer Communication Boosts Patient Care Access

Patient care access and preventive treatment are hallmarks of meaningful patient engagement. However, due to insufficient health payer communications with other stakeholders, patients are often left in the dark about whether or not their payers...

mHealth Use Hinges on Patient Perceptions of App Efficacy

Even when mHealth apps have high usability ratings, patients still might not use them due to their own personal barriers, shows a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. According to the researchers, this highlights...

Patient-Generated Health Data Discussions Increase Engagement

 Despite strong beliefs that patient-generated health data (PGHD) helps improve patient engagement, both patients and providers cite barriers to integrating the data into office visits, according to a survey presented at this year’s...

Negative Patient Experience Tied to More Surgical Complications

A new study out of UNC Health Care shows a direct link between negative patient experience reports and surgical complications. The research team examined patient experience reports from approximately 30,000 surgical patients at seven academic...

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