PatientEngagementHIT
  • Improving Nurse Communication with a 56-Second Strategy

    May 24, 2017 - Using nurse communication to deliver compassionate care is a high priority in the healthcare industry, especially considering the unique impact nurses have on the patient experience. Nurse empathy and communications have a tremendous effect on patient satisfaction because nurses are on the frontlines of most patient encounters. Healthcare organizations across the country are working to instill...

  • Using Onboarding Automation to Drive Specialty Care Access

    May 23, 2017 - As the healthcare market becomes increasingly competitive, many specialty practices are looking for the safest and most streamlined strategy to increase patient volume. For many facilities, that means turning to onboarding automation, ensuring that patients can access specialty care in a timely manner. Too often, patients must jump through numerous hurdles to access a specialist. Between the...

  • VA Signs $19M Deal for Patient Appointment Self-Scheduling

    May 22, 2017 - The VA selected Document Storage Systems as its vendor to enable patient appointment self-scheduling services, fulfilling parts of the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016. The $19.6 million contract will help drive better veteran access to healthcare by letting patients have more scheduling control. The technology will be hosted on mobile devices, tablets, and computers and allow veterans...

  • Exploring Patients’ Roles in Chronic Illness Care Coordination

    May 17, 2017 - Strong care coordination is one of the core necessities for effective chronic disease management. Patients managing a chronic illness are confronted with a plethora of health information, often coming from multiple different specialists and primary care clinicians. All of this information must be sent from one clinician to the other, with each doctor knowing what the other is doing to achieve...


Today's Top Stories

Patients Need Strong Broadband for mHealth, Telehealth Access

The AHA and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to make changes to the Rural Health Care (RHC) plan to improve broadband services in rural regions. This will make mHealth and...

Is Administrative Data a Quality Patient Satisfaction Measure?

Administrative data about healthcare facility characteristics offers some insight into patient satisfaction, helping to inform specific practice improvements, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Although many...

Improving Nurse Communication with a 56-Second Strategy

Using nurse communication to deliver compassionate care is a high priority in the healthcare industry, especially considering the unique impact nurses have on the patient experience. Nurse empathy and communications have a tremendous effect on...

Rising Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Spur Patient Financial Woes

Out-of-pocket drug costs are growing, with 25 percent of patients paying more for their prescriptions now than they did one year ago, showed a survey from the Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs. The survey of 1,000 prescription-taking patients found...

Walgreens Partnership Boosted Patient Mental Health Screening

A partnership between Walgreens and Mental Health America (MHA) resulted in an increase in patients screening for mental health and taking the steps to manage a mental illness. The partnership, forged last year, included an online platform on...

Using Onboarding Automation to Drive Specialty Care Access

As the healthcare market becomes increasingly competitive, many specialty practices are looking for the safest and most streamlined strategy to increase patient volume. For many facilities, that means turning to onboarding automation, ensuring...

VA Signs $19M Deal for Patient Appointment Self-Scheduling

The VA selected Document Storage Systems as its vendor to enable patient appointment self-scheduling services, fulfilling parts of the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016. The $19.6 million contract will help drive better veteran access to healthcare...

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