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Patient Engagement News and Articles

Chronic Disease Management Apps for Teens Need Stakeholder Input

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When creating chronic disease management apps for adolescent patients, it’s important for developers to keep parent and clinician opinions in mind, says a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. According to the research...

GAO: Improve Usability, Info on CMS Nursing Home Compare Site

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The CMS Nursing Home Compare website could benefit from updates that improve usability and better inform patient care decisions, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). In a recent audit, GAO found that the Nursing Home Compare...

70% of Senior Patients Need Better Care Coordination

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Care coordination is an integral part of providing quality healthcare to senior patients, many of which are managing a chronic health condition. But according to a recent survey from CareMore Health, only about 30 percent of senior-aged patients...

Why Patient Satisfaction is More Than “Making Patients Happy”

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Patient satisfaction efforts need to shift away from simply “making patients happy,” to delivering individualized treatment to optimize care. These efforts cannot be about improving everything for every patient, but delivering the...

AHA Develops Strategies to Enhance Rural Healthcare Access

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As the healthcare industry embraces patient-centered healthcare, organizations must work to ensure healthcare access to vulnerable communities, such as rural or urban regions. So says the American Hospital Association in a recent report. According...

3 Ways to Incorporate Patient Preferences into Healthcare

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Understanding and incorporating patient preferences into provider care delivery should prove useful to improving patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. With these preferences in mind, providers can tailor care strategies capable of being...

Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

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When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of...

Can Primary Care Address Limited Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare?

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Primary care interventions may be required to help expand behavioral healthcare access to underserved children, but providers are facing a number of obstacles as they try to improve access to care, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics....

Palliative Care Effective in Boosting Patient Quality of Life

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Palliative care has shown itself effective in improving quality of life for patients with a variety of serious illnesses in two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Palliative care providers usually supplement...

Prolonged mHealth Use May Improve Patient Self-Management

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mHealth and electronic self-management devices may influence positive patient behavior changes when paired with strong patient engagement and prolonged use, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. With 69 percent...

Stage 3 Meaningful Use Changes Can Support Patient Engagement

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As the optional reporting period for Stage 3 Meaningful Use approaches, healthcare industry stakeholders and CMS should consider modifications to the patient engagement requirements, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed...

Are mHealth, Health IT Good for Patient-Provider Relationships?

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mHealth and other health technologies may be the key to improving patient-provider relationships by drawing them closer together between office visits, according to the authors of a recent opinion piece in Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation,...

How Patient Engagement, Education Can Improve Medication Safety

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Strong patient engagement and education strategies may be useful for improving medication safety, according to a recent ONC report. The report, which centers on medication ordering within the EHR, suggests that while technology usability can...

Patient Lifestyle Needs Key to Driving Patient Self-Management

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When Jordan Asher, MD, MS, from MissionPoint Health Partners tries to engage his patients in self-management and health improvement activities, he doesn’t just think about how to move a needle on a quality measurement. Instead, he thinks...

PCPs Instrumental in Basic Palliative Care, Disease Management

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Primary care providers may be helpful in extending basic palliative care services to patients managing chronic illness and nearing the end of life, shows a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. According...

How Patient Engagement Technology Improves Nursing Workflows

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As healthcare organizations turn to patient engagement technologies to enhance care, they should ensure strong provider buy-in and education, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The research team...

How Patient Advisory Councils Drive Patient Experience Efforts

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Patient advisory councils (PACs) may be an effective strategy for healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience and patient-centered care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine....

3 Tips to Help Providers Boost Patient Portal Adoption Rates

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As healthcare providers grapple with federal, patient-centered policy requirements and a call to improve patient engagement, the emphasis on patient portal adoption has grown. Between requirements in Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the Merit-based...

Does Health IT Help Veteran Mental Health Self-Management?

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Although health IT could be helpful for veteran self-management of mental health and chronic conditions, providers need to ensure they do not over-rely on these technologies. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Journal...

Positive Patient Experience Key for Good Online Physician Reviews

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Ensuring a positive patient experience may be the trick to obtaining a five-star online physician review, shows a new survey from technology review site Software Advice. The survey of 1,438 patients reveals that more patients are looking at online...

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