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  • HHS Reviews Patient Data Access for National Health IT Week

    September 27, 2016 - HHS is helping patients celebrate National Health IT Week by providing education about their patient data access rights. In a patient-facing video, HHS illustrates the importance of accessing health data and reviews the agency’s actions to ensure ubiquitous access. The video discusses key points such as how digital health data helps put patients at the center of their own care. When...

  • Patient-Centered mHealth Design Drives Stronger Engagement

    September 22, 2016 - In order to develop and test a patient-centered mHealth tool, researchers should employ an iterative design process to allow stakeholders to assess usability, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth. The study, led by Courtney R. Lyles, PhD, looked at the development of a patient-facing tablet application geared toward improving patient-provider communication. Patients would...

  • How Healthcare Orgs Can Manage Patient Financial Responsibility

    September 14, 2016 - Out-of-pocket patient financial responsibility has increased by 10 percent over the past five years, shows a survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), leading to frustrations for consumers and potential revenue cycle warning signs for healthcare organizations.   When patients are responsible for their  healthcare expenses, which often total significant sums,...

  • Ridesharing Services May Drive More Patient Healthcare Access

    September 7, 2016 - Ridesharing services could play a big role in improving patient healthcare access by making it easier for patients to get to their doctor’s appointments. As more individuals gain healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act and subsequent Medicaid expansion, many patients with socioeconomic challenges are struggling to find a way to their appointments. Between convoluted public...


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Demonstrating Value is Key to Consumer-Centered Healthcare

With patients bearing more financial responsibility, consumer-centered healthcare and a positive patient financial experience will become more important for healthcare organizations, says a whitepaper from the Healthcare Financial Management...

HHS Reviews Patient Data Access for National Health IT Week

HHS is helping patients celebrate National Health IT Week by providing education about their patient data access rights. In a patient-facing video, HHS illustrates the importance of accessing health data and reviews the agency’s actions...

Care Coordination May Improve Behavioral Healthcare Access

The healthcare industry should do more to improve behavioral healthcare access and substance abuse disorder treatment, says an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in order to account for the growing patient...

Could Low Provider Morale Affect Patient Healthcare Access?

Low job satisfaction and physician morale may be negatively affecting patient healthcare access, shows a Physician Foundation survey report. The survey, administered to nearly 17,000 primary care and specialty physicians, shows that 53.9 percent...

Patient-Centered mHealth Design Drives Stronger Engagement

In order to develop and test a patient-centered mHealth tool, researchers should employ an iterative design process to allow stakeholders to assess usability, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth. The study, led by Courtney...

76% of Patients Face Barriers to Self-Care, Health Improvement

Three-quarters of adult patients reported facing barriers to self-care and overall wellness in a new survey from Novant Health and Harris Poll. The survey, completed by over 2,000 adult patients, found a number of common barriers to patient wellness...

Can Patient Portals Streamline Patient-Provider Communication?

Secure messaging functions offered over the patient portal may not help reduce patient telephone calls and provider workloads, according to a study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Researchers investigated the potential...

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