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  • 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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Can Digital Communication, mHealth Boost Patient Satisfaction?

Although there is a high rate of patient satisfaction with primary care providers, there is still room for improvement with regard to digital communication and patient engagement technologies, one survey shows. The survey, conducted via Harris...

Proposed House Bill Supports Advance Care Planning Counseling

A new House bill, introduced earlier this week, will work to improve patient satisfaction with end-of-life care through better federal support for advance care planning, a press release says. The Personalize Your Care Act of 2016, sponsored by...

Do Patient Engagement Programs Improve Addiction Treatment?

Interactive patient engagement programs focused on overall health education show promise for helping patients manage their addiction treatment, research from Kaiser Permanente Northern California shows. The study, published this month in JAMA...

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

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...

OpenNotes, AMDIS Deal Fosters Patient Access to Health Data

OpenNotes has forged a new partnership with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) to help improve the transparency of physician notes within patient-facing technologies, and to boost patient access to health data....

How Patient Portals Can Improve Advance Care Planning Talks

Using a patient-centered framework to input advance care planning (ACP) preferences into a patient portal may be the key to ensuring patient satisfaction at the end of life, research shows. In a study published in the American Journal of Managed...

How Do Patient Engagement Strategies Cut Healthcare Costs?

Although patient engagement strategies are excellent for improving wellness and satisfaction, they also have a peripheral benefit: cutting healthcare costs and improving the hospital revenue cycle. By keeping patients connected with and engaged...

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