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Industry Groups Partner for Healthcare Shared Decision-Making

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The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation and the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) have partnered for a program geared toward driving shared decision-making in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Along with efforts from Pfizer, the...

More Provider Communication Increases Patient Secure Messages

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Providers who want to drive patient engagement through patient portal secure messages may need to step up their own messaging habits, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Secure messages via the patient...

PCORI Works to Drive Patient-Centered Health Research Design

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Although health research is key to driving medical advancements, it’s not always accessible or relevant to patients who need this information to make better care decisions. At the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, a call for...

Patient EHR Note Input Boosts Patient-Provider Communication

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Allowing patients to collaborate on EHR notes to set appointment agendas can improve patient-provider communication, shows a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Patients setting the appointment agenda has long been hailed as an...

Family Caregiver Engagement Cuts Hospital Readmissions by 25%

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Healthcare organizations that practice meaningful family caregiver engagement and integrate caregivers into the patient discharge process can reduce hospital readmissions by one-quarter, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh...

Patient mHealth App Use Marks Motivation for Healthy Behaviors

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Patient mHealth app use is a key indicator of motivation for health behavior change, which is an important step in chronic disease management, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. mHealth apps have proven...

Congress Advances Bill to Extend Veterans Choice Program

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The Senate and House of Representatives have both passed a bill to extend the Veterans Choice Program, a VA initiative to allow veterans access to non-VA healthcare when facing extraordinary wait times or other barriers to treatment, according...

Convenient, Cost-Effective Urgent Care Clinics on the Rise

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The urgent care clinic market has reached $15 billion with over 10,000 clinic locations across the country, according to a report from Kalorama Information. Through this growth, urgent care clinics have offered patients convenient and cost-effective...

Transparent Provider Communication Key for OpenNotes Success

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Does patient access to clinician notes – a movement known as OpenNotes – help or hinder the patient provider relationship? That depends on what the notes say and the strength of provider communication, according to a research team...

Does Patient Trust in Clinicians Improve Patient Satisfaction?

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Patients who have more trust in their clinicians have better perceptions about the quality of the care they received and have higher patient satisfaction levels, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One. In the age of patient-centered...

Using At-Home Treatment to Drive Patient Satisfaction, Access

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At-home interactive voice recognition (IVR) therapies may be effective in improving chronic conditions without medication, driving various aspects of patient engagement (i.e. treatment access, feasibility, patient satisfaction), according to...

$1M Grant to Increase Patient Access to Free Clinic Care

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The CVS Health Foundation has awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), ultimately aiding 33 free health clinics across the country. These grants are geared toward improving...

Seamless Appointment Scheduling Fuels Patient Satisfaction

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In the age of patient-centered care and strong patient care priorities, healthcare organizations must focus on creating a seamless and satisfying experience for patients. A positive patient experience starts with the appointment scheduling process,...

33% of Primary Care Providers Also Deliver Palliative Care

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About one-third of primary care physicians offer palliative care services, allaying some concern about a growing senior patient population and a shrinking palliative care workforce, according to research published in the Journal of the American...

Industry Deals Drive Patient Care Access, Provider Training

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Healthcare professional societies and other stakeholders are partnering to increase clinical education and input to drive more patient healthcare access. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) recently announced its partnership...

Targeted Approach Key for Older Adult Patient Portal Adoption

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Healthcare organizations need patient portal adoption campaigns tailored to older patients to create a more robust portal buy-in, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. This is necessary regardless of a patient’s...

MGH, Healthwise Partner for Shared Decision-Making Program

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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has partnered with non-profit Healthwise to create the Informed Medical Decisions Program (IMDP) to support shared decision-making in patient engagement. The IMDP has received $2 million initial funding from...

Ridesharing Deal to Drive Timely Patient Healthcare Access

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Lyft and American Medical Response (AMR) have partnered to provide easier transportation and healthcare access for patients receiving outpatient treatment. The partnership will support AMR’s One Call program, which allows patients to call...

Building Successful Healthcare Patient Advisory Councils

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Patient-centered care is a key component of current health system goals. But amidst patient portals, mHealth engagement apps, and patient satisfaction surveys, how can providers make sure these efforts truly serve the patient? For some healthcare...

Patient Support Groups Drive Medication Adherence, Empowerment

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Patient support groups are a helpful strategy for improving patient health literacy and empowerment, ultimately leading to better health decisions and improved medication adherence, according to research published in the American Journal of Managed...

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