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Patient Engagement News and Articles

Effective Patient-Generated Health Data Use Key for Patient Care

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Although not yet widely used, patient-generated health data may have potential to improve patient-centered care by providing direct insights into what consumers are doing in between clinical visits. As healthcare professionals consider new strategies...

Patients Still Struggle to Access Mental Health Care at VA

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More than a third of veterans struggle to access mental health care within the VA system despite a high prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a recent survey from the Wounded Warrior Project. Although nearly three-quarters...

4 Patient Engagement Strategies to Improve Patient Retention

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Cultivating the ability to maintain high rates of patient retention and loyalty has become a top priority for providers, especially as patients face rising out-of-pocket costs and make more careful decisions about how to use their buying power....

New mHealth Platform Helps Docs Prescribe Patient-Facing Apps

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Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new platform to allow providers to prescribe patient-facing mHealth apps to help improve patient care, according to a press release. Providers can assign an app as a part of a patient’s care plan...

Hospitals May Not be Using Patient Preference Data Sufficiently

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Although 66 percent of healthcare organizations agree that consumerism is vital in healthcare, only 16 percent integrate feedback on patient preferences into their practices, shows a recent survey from Kaufman, Hall & Associates in partnership...

Are Mobile Patient Portals the Next Step in Patient Engagement?

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Patient portals are often viewed as critical tools to improve patient engagement, but not every consumer is able to access their health data from a home computer. According to some healthcare professionals, offering a mobile patient portal is...

How are Healthcare Orgs Using Patient-Generated Health Data?

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) opens up an opportunity for providers to incorporate patients as partners and managers in their own healthcare. Defined by the ONC as “health-related data created, recorded, or gathered by or from patients...

Why Convenience is Key to Optimizing Patient Bill Pay Protocol

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As patient financial responsibility continues to rise, some healthcare organizations may struggle to optimize patient bill pay protocols. Digital bill pay tools may be helpful in resolving those problems by making the process more convenient...

Patient-Provider Communication Strategy May Boost Education

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new guide for patient teach-back strategies, which could improve patient education and provider communication. During patient teach-back, providers explain patient medical conditions,...

Retail Price Transparency Tips Can Boost Patient-Centered Care

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Hospitals should consider taking price transparency cues from the retail industry if they wish to thrive in a consumer-driven healthcare environment, suggests a report from PwC.  As out-of-pocket costs continue to rise for patients, healthcare...

Pharmacists Can Build Relationships for Chronic Disease Management

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Creating personal patient relationships and fostering communication can help to improve medication adherence and make chronic disease management programs more successful, says clinical pharmacist and diabetes coach Chuck Riepenhoff, RPh, CDE....

How PCPs Can Improve Mental Health Communication, Care Value

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In order to improve communication about mental health issues and raise the quality of primary care, providers should consider taking their time with the patient and letting the patient guide the conversation, indicates a study published in the...

Sutter Health Selected for Patient-Generated Health Data Pilot

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Accenture Federal Services has enlisted teams from Sutter Health and AMITA Health to carry out research on integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into clinical workflows, according to a public email message from the ONC. This move comes...

Can Strong Patient Outreach Drive Patient Portal Enrollment?

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Specialized patient outreach coordinators may be helpful in boosting pediatric patient portal enrollment, patient satisfaction, and communication, according to research presented at the 2016 AHIMA Conference. The study is based off of a 2012...

Patient Preferences Key to HIE Patient Access to Health Data

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Although some healthcare professionals and federal policymakers tout the importance of patient portals and meeting view, download, and transmit benchmarks, these methods may fall short of effectively boosting patient access to health data. According...

Patient Engagement in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System

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Late last week, HHS released the final rule for the Quality Payment Program under MACRA, establishing a set of requirements that eligible clinicians must follow in order to avoid a negative payment increase in 2019. Chief among them are several...

Final MACRA Implementation Rule to Drive Patient Engagement

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HHS has issued the final rule for the Quality Payment Program as part of MACRA implementation, and it has considerable implications for patient-centered care and patient engagement,  the federal agency announced Friday. MACRA aims to improve...

How Hospital Marketing Improves Patient Engagement, Outreach

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At Wake Forest Baptist Health, improving patient engagement and outreach starts with taking a personalized, digital approach to hospital marketing. As consumerism become a central focus in the healthcare industry, and patients increasing use...

Care Coordination, Follow-Up May Boost Diabetes Care Outcomes

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Patient engagement techniques, including care coordination and follow-up communication, can produce more positive outcomes for patients with diabetes, shows a recent study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. The research team,...

High Patient Financial Responsibility Reduces Positive Outcomes

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One in four patients who skimp on healthcare due to high financial responsibility see their conditions decline in the long-run, shows a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). According...

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