PatientEngagementHIT
  • How Text Messaging Can Transform Patient-Provider Communication

    August 23, 2016 - At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, patient-provider communication is a key part of driving patient engagement. Text messaging may be crucial to pushing that even further. Through a web of patient communications technologies, Cedars-Sinai employees have worked to connect with patients through telephone lines and patient portals. However, according to Mary Clare Lingel, vice president of operations...

  • Palliative Care Helps Patient Satisfaction during Major Illness

    August 18, 2016 - While patient satisfaction is important in all areas of healthcare, the stakes get higher when patients present with serious and life-threatening illnesses. This is where palliative care comes into play. Palliative care is all-encompassing care delivered to patients with life-threatening or terminal illnesses, such as cancer, congestive heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, and other emotionally...

  • How Can Providers Drive Patient Empowerment in Healthcare?

    August 15, 2016 - Patient empowerment is all too often seen as a characteristic an individual does or does not possess, similar to being funny or not.  Engagement and the ability to take charge of one’s health is a personality trait, many providers believe, and not necessarily a skill that can be taught or learned. According to Emil Chiauzzi, research director at PatientsLikeMe, however, that may...

  • How to Include Patient Preferences in Shared Decision-Making

    August 1, 2016 - When Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s Corey Siegel, MD, wanted to engage in shared decision-making with his ulcerative colitis patients, it was difficult to know where to begin. The treatment process for the condition is complicated, and  Siegel needed to better understand patient preferences to be able to engage with them more fully. For patients with ulcerative colitis, treatment...


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What Keeps Patients from Adopting Patient Portals, Health IT?

Despite the fact that patient portals often receive industry praise, the technology also suffers from a number of user frustrations and critiques, according to a survey by Software Advance.  The poll shows that patients have many qualms...

How Social Media Support Groups Enhance Patient Experience

Internet use and social media have become mainstays in everyday life, changing the way we interact with loved ones or entertain ourselves. But can the internet influence the patient experience? According to one research team, it could. In a recent...

4 Key Steps to Building Strong Patient-Provider Communication

Patient-provider communication is an important component of improving patient engagement and patient satisfaction. When providers effectively communicate with their patients, they can both activate the patients in their care and help make them...

CommonWell Allows Patients to Access Individual Health Data

The CommonWell Health Alliance has  officially opened up its services to allow individual patient access to health data via its platform, meeting one of the primary goals of the interoperability and data sharing coalition. “From the...

How Text Messaging Can Transform Patient-Provider Communication

At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, patient-provider communication is a key part of driving patient engagement. Text messaging may be crucial to pushing that even further. Through a web of patient communications technologies, Cedars-Sinai employees...

Can Online Articles Improve Patient Education, Engagement?

Informational blogs and research summaries can be useful in improving patient engagement and patient education, shows a recent study. The study, led by researcher Anthony J. Levinson, MD, centered on the blog posts included in the McMaster Optimal...

The Latest mHealth Deals Driving Patient Engagement Efforts

mHealth is a growing phenomenon in the healthcare industry, perhaps because it serves patients where it is easiest for them. Because they are convenient, mHealth tools are well-suited for patient engagement strategies. Studies show that mHealth...

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