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  • 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...

  • How MedStar Health Balances Consumer and Patient Engagement

    May 16, 2016 - A change is happening in healthcare. Providers no longer think of their patients as singular appointments and are implementing better patient engagement strategies that target effective, efficient, and consistent patient access to care. At MedStar Health, a nonprofit community health system serving the Washington D.C. and Baltimore area, hospital leaders see this change as a shift in how they...

  • Patient Satisfaction Data Transparency Aids Hospital Performance

    May 11, 2016 - It’s not enough for healthcare organizations to simply collect patient satisfaction data. Promoting data transparency and actually using that data will be the key to helping practices improve in the long-run. That’s because the healthcare industry is becoming far more concerned with patient experiences than with simple transactions of care. Healthcare consumers want information...

  • How Health IT Improves Hospital Patient Satisfaction Scores

    May 3, 2016 - Western Reserve Hospital used to be one of the many healthcare organizations struggling with heavy emergency department patient volume and a disjointed clinical workflow, all resulting in a lagging patient satisfaction score. All that improved, however, after the hospital implemented a suite of new health information technology. Through the use of various different healthcare devices, hospital...


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Providers Would Like Changes to OpenNotes, Patient Data Access

Although up to 90 percent of providers think patient access to health data through programs like OpenNotes is a good idea, there are still several kinks in the program that must be worked out in order to enhance patient care, says an article...

VA Works to Boost Patient Access to Healthcare Amidst Turmoil

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has proposed changing their healthcare provider standards to allow advanced practice registered nurses permission to practice at the top of their licenses, ideally improving patient access to healthcare...

Why Most Patients at VCU Health Approve of the Patient Portal

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...

CMS Hosts Program for Patient Safety, Quality Improvement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are looking for applicants to be a part of a program supporting patient safety in hospitals and care quality improvement. In a blog post, CMS’s acting deputy administrator Patrick Conway,...

AHRQ Patient-Centered Toolkit to Boost Provider Communication

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has created a new patient-centered toolkit helping to support patient-provider communication following adverse hospital events. The federal agency this week announced the release of the Communication...

Do Online Patient Education Tools Improve Senior Healthcare?

Online patient education tools are important platforms to help enhance senior health and patient education, shows a new study published in JMIR Human Factors. According to the research team, led by Anthony J. Levinson, MSc, MD, FRCPC, many of...

How Patient Portal Assessments Can Improve Patient Engagement

Patient portals may be an effective tool for facilitating patient engagement and subsequent patient wellness, but there are several adjustments technology developers can make to these tools to make them even more useful  for patient and...

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