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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...

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...

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