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Patient Engagement News and Articles

3 Key Strategies for Supporting Patient Self-Management

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Patient engagement strategies are necessary for an in-depth and productive care encounter, and they are also important for inspiring lasting patient self-management habits. When patients are fully engaged in their healthcare, they are more likely...

How Does Patient Portal Use Affect Various Patient Populations?

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New research indicates that low patient portal use rates in minority and poor patients may lead to overall poorer health. The study, led by researcher William Manard, MD, sought to determine if patient portal use can help patients lower their...

10M Patients Access Electronic Health Data through OpenNotes

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Ten million patients are seeing their provider’s notes through OpenNotes, granting them greater access to their electronic health data and driving greater patient empowerment. According to a public statement, the OpenNotes initiative has...

How Health IT Drives Pediatric Patient Engagement Strategies

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Healthcare technology may be the key to improving patient engagement, but what happens when the patient is a child? Pediatric patient engagement strategies, while very important, are more complicated than strategies for adult patients. As a result,...

How Poor mHealth App Usability Limits Patient Engagement

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mHealth apps might not be all they’re chalked up to be, especially in the realm of patient engagement and chronic disease management. In a data brief published by the Commonwealth Fund, researchers explain how most mHealth apps have low...

How to Include Patient Preferences in Shared Decision-Making

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When Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center’s Corey Siegel, MD, wanted to engage in shared decision-making with his ulcerative colitis patients, it was difficult to know where to begin. The treatment process for the condition is complicated,...

Patient Advocates Defend CMS Hospital Star Ratings Release

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The National Partnership for Women & Families has spoken up in defense of the newly-released CMS hospital star ratings, calling it a “huge step forward” for patient empowerment. In a public statement, the National Partnership...

8.8 Million Patients Opt In to NY Health Information Exchange

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The Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) now has 8.8 million patients opting into its health information exchange. According to a public statement, approximately 62,000 provider users and millions of patients are now taking...

Do Health IT Tools for Patient Engagement Improve Satisfaction?

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Health IT tools for patient engagement have captured the interest of a majority of patients looking to enhance their care experience, says a recent poll from Care Cloud.   The survey, which queried patients about their technology use, shows...

CMS Hospital Star Ratings Release Met with Provider Dismay

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The latest batch of CMS Hospital Star Ratings are now available, but healthcare providers are not entirely satisfied with the effort to increase data transparency and assist patient decision-making. In a CMS blog post, Kate Goodrich, MD, MHS,...

How CMS Hospital Star Ratings Impact Patient Satisfaction

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In an effort to increase patient satisfaction transparency and boost consumer empowerment in making treatment decisions, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services created the hospital star ratings system as a part of their Hospital Compare...

Health IT Communication Tools Key for Quality Patient Experience

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For Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS), a well-connected health IT infrastructure with a focus on communication and patient engagement tools has pulled double duty: not only does it help clinicians deliver a high quality patient experience,...

How Can Wellness Programs Improve to Boost Patient Motivation?

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Understanding what motivates patients to improve their health and wellness remains a long-standing challenge for providers. Investigating patient wellness programs may be key to understanding the truth behind patient motivation. Two recent studies,...

88% Favor Expanded Use of Nurse Practitioners in VA Facilities

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Eighty-eight percent of Americans support a new proposed rule from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) allowing nurse practitioners to practice at the top of their licenses in an effort to expand patient access to care. According to a press...

Do Group Doctor’s Visits Boost Patient Satisfaction, Education?

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To boost patient-centered care and patient education, it’s the more the merrier, a new study says. A recent article published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicates the benefits of shared medical appointments, saying that they...

ONC Awards Winners in Patient Health Data Access App Contest

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced its Phase 1 winners for an app challenge. This challenge prompted participants to develop apps to improve patient health data access on mobile devices. ONC...

Can Medicaid Packages Help Boost Patient Engagement?

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Boosting patient responsibility for their own healthcare – particularly financial responsibility – may have a positive effect on patient engagement levels. In a first-year analysis of Indiana’s Medicaid program, Healthy Indiana...

Patient Access to Health Data, Portal Access Surges to 92%

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According to an American Hospital Association Trend Watch report, data exchange over electronic tools like patient portals and EHRs is on an upswing, boosting patient and provider communication and access to health data. In the report, AHA focuses...

Why Interoperability is Vital to Patient Access to Health Data

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The National Association for Trusted Exchange has added another new member in MediPortal, helping to drive patient-centered care and patient access to health data through interoperability. According to a press release, the two organizations have...

Financial Incentives May Not Always Drive Patient Engagement

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Could financial incentives drive better patient engagement and care outcomes? Probably no, says one recent study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, led by researchers at Columbia University’s...

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