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Patient Engagement News and Articles

How Social Media Can Improve Public Health, Patient Education

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Understanding online discussion trends may be helpful in disseminating patient education and public health messages about mental and behavioral health via Twitter, found a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association....

How Does Patient Health Literacy Affect Digital Health Use?

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Patients with high health literacy are more likely to use digital health tools than those with lower health literacy, finds a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study of nearly 5,000 adult patients first tested...

Patient-Provider Interaction Top Priority for Health Consumers

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Patient-provider interactions are top-of-mind for healthcare consumers, while use of digital tools isn’t as important, according to the Deloitte 2016 Consumer Priorities in Healthcare Survey. The survey of nearly 1,800 patients asked respondents...

Providers Struggle with Patient Price Transparency, Responsibility

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Sixty-three percent of healthcare providers are having trouble providing sufficient price transparency for patients facing a growing financial responsibility, according to a survey by Porter Research and Navicure. The survey of nearly 300 healthcare...

“Nonstop” Patient Engagement Requires More Provider Outreach

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Patient engagement is often touted as a key to driving value-based healthcare, but determining how to conduct patient outreach can be difficult.  As the healthcare system moves away from “sick care” towards a wellness-driven...

CMS Posts Patient-Centered Rules for Long-Term Care Facilities

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For the first time since 1991, CMS has revamped its rules for long-term care facilities, working to drive patient-centered care, patient safety, and healthcare quality, according to a press release. One portion of the rule advocates for patient...

Demonstrating Value Key to Consumer-Centered Healthcare

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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...

Ensuring Care Access with High Patient Financial Responsibility

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As patient financial responsibility for healthcare continues to grow, providers are looking for strategies that will help consumers overcome cost barriers while maintaining access to high quality services. According to a recent report from InstaMed,...

mHealth Presents Opportunities for Improved Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement strategies may benefit from strong consumer interest in mHealth tools and growing opportunities for intelligent health management technologies.  According to a survey by communications firm Ketchum, the rise of mHealth...

Patient Portal Adoption Hinges on Unique Demographic Barriers

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Population demographics may be a significant influence when it comes to patient portal adoption, says a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The 12-month study investigated patient portal adoption among...

How Healthcare Orgs Can Manage Patient Financial Responsibility

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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...

69% of Hospitals Give Patients View, Download, Transmit Access

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More providers than ever are offering full health data access to their patients, according to a new ONC data brief. The brief shows that view, download, and transmit (VDT) capabilities for patients have surged since 2013, when only 10 percent...

Providers Poised to Adopt New Patient Engagement Strategies

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A new wave of patient engagement strategies may be approaching now that digital communication tools have become more common, according to recent survey results published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. The poll of more than  350...

Two-Way Communication Improves Cancer Patient Engagement

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Care planning and bidirectional communication initiatives may be helpful for improving patient engagement for cancer survivors, according to a study published in JMIR Cancer, but these programs may be difficult to implement and often fail to...

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