PatientEngagementHIT
  • Private Funds for Patient Advocacy Orgs Raise Transparency Issues

    January 19, 2017 - Nearly two-thirds of non-profit patient advocacy organizations (PAOs) receive private-sector funding to support their initiatives, raising questions about transparency and conflicts of interest, asserts a new report from Cleveland Clinic published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Patient advocacy organizations play a role in shaping the overall patient experience, advising...

  • How Out-of-Pocket Costs Affect Patient Healthcare Access

    January 11, 2017 - Patients are increasingly facing high out-of-pocket costs, a trend that can limit their healthcare access and ability to pay for quality services. It is important for providers to understand how high out-of-pocket costs can impact patient treatment utilization, how restricted access can impact overall health, and what role healthcare organizations can play in working with patients to alleviate...

  • How Patient Education Tools Improve Chronic Disease Management

    January 9, 2017 - Empowering and engaging patient education tools are at the core of any meaningful chronic disease management program that succeeds in encouraging individuals to take the actions necessary to achieve their healthcare goals. At Centura Health, a Colorado-based healthcare system, leaders recognized the importance of patient education and made it a key component of their chronic disease management...

  • Patient Demand Drives mHealth Engagement Technology Adoption

    January 4, 2017 - Patient engagement technology and mHealth have long shown promise for many providers looking to activate their patients in their care. But for some providers, the days of simply considering the potential of patient engagement technology are over – patients are starting to demand it in the doctor’s office. Such was the case for John Tiberi, MD, a Los Angeles-based orthopedic surgeon...


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Private Funds for Patient Advocacy Orgs Raise Transparency Issues

Nearly two-thirds of non-profit patient advocacy organizations (PAOs) receive private-sector funding to support their initiatives, raising questions about transparency and conflicts of interest, asserts a new report from Cleveland Clinic published...

Low-Income Patients Cite Financial, Cultural Barriers to Care

Low-income and otherwise vulnerable patients are facing barriers to accessing their healthcare, citing lack of cost transparency and insufficient language assistance as primary issues, according to a recent survey conducted by Oliver Wyman and...

Quality Care Drives Positive Patient Perceptions of Clinicians

Patients are reporting positive perceptions of clinicians and hospitals, with patients believing their providers to have good intentions when it comes to their healthcare, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Poll. With over 1,000...

Practical Patient-Centered Care Strategies Key for ACO Success

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace value-based reimbursement models, accountable care organizations need a strong grip on practical patient-centered care strategies in order to remain competitive, according to a viewpoint published...

Digital Weight Loss Tools Improve Patient Engagement, Adherence

Healthcare providers have long struggled with engaging their patients in weight loss, finding that most efforts are unsuccessful and have low adherence rates. A multi-faceted patient engagement platform may help improve this issue, shows a recent...

How Out-of-Pocket Costs Affect Patient Healthcare Access

Patients are increasingly facing high out-of-pocket costs, a trend that can limit their healthcare access and ability to pay for quality services. It is important for providers to understand how high out-of-pocket costs can impact patient treatment...

CMS Measures Have Limited Impact on Patient Experience Levels

CMS has played a significant role in emphasizing positive patient experience, notably by tying incentive payments in the Value-Based Purchasing program to patient satisfaction scores. But to what extent have these policy decisions actually improved...

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