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Patient mHealth App Use Marks Motivation for Healthy Behaviors

April 7, 2017 - 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 both promising and popular tools for chronic disease management. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of patients were using mHealth apps in 2015, according...


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Patient mHealth App Use Marks Motivation for Healthy Behaviors

by Sara Heath

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...

Patient Education Improves Diabetes Self-Management Outcomes

by Sara Heath

Self-management programs that include patient education and participant input are helpful in driving outcomes in chronic care management, shows a recent case study on diabetes care published in the American Journal of Managed Care. At a family...

Patients Seek More Support with Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Ninety-one percent of patients say they need more help with chronic disease management, but their healthcare providers are not delivering all the services they would like, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton on behalf of West Healthcare....

Collaboration, Health IT Boost Pediatric Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Kidney transplant patients often struggle with low levels of medication adherence, a problem that can put some patients at risk of rejecting their new organ. At Cincinnati Children’s, that problem is exacerbated in pediatric and adolescent...

Patient Education Reduces Costs, Boosts Asthma Outcomes

by Sara Heath

Community-based patient education programs can help improve asthma management, resulting in better patient knowledge of their condition, lower healthcare utilization, and lower overall healthcare costs, according to a recent study published in...

High Costs Quell Widespread Patient Engagement Tech Adoption

by Sara Heath

High costs and lack of payer coverage are two leading barriers to widespread mHealth and patient engagement technology adoption, despite their potential to support chronic disease management, shows a recent survey from the New England Journal...

Effective Patient Advocacy Starts with Strong Relationships

by Sara Heath

When a patient is diagnosed with a serious chronic or life-threatening condition, more changes than just her health status. These patients often face financial, logistical, and bureaucratic challenges to obtaining quality care, and need strong...

How Digital, Health Literacy Drives mHealth Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

mHealth and other digital health technologies have emerged as viable tools for facilitating patient engagement. However, in order to ensure these technologies contribute to meaningful chronic disease management, patients need high health and...

Payer Patient Engagement Key for Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Despite the fact that one out of two Americans is managing a chronic disease, only half say they are getting enough support from their health payers to help them stay engaged in their health, according to a recent HealthMine survey. HealthMine’s...

How Patient Education Tools Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Empowering and engaging patient education tools are at the core of any meaningful chronic disease management program that succeeds in encouraging individuals to take the actions necessary to achieve their healthcare goals. At Centura Health,...

Access to Care, Communication Aid Chronic Disease Patients

by Sara Heath

Chronic disease patients tend to experience more healthcare challenges and incur higher costs, but with strong patient-provider communication and more convenient access to care, healthcare professionals can help mediate those issues, according...

Chronic Disease Management Apps for Teens Need Stakeholder Input

by Sara Heath

When creating chronic disease management apps for adolescent patients, it’s important for developers to keep parent and clinician opinions in mind, says a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. According to the research...

70% of Senior Patients Need Better Care Coordination

by Sara Heath

Care coordination is an integral part of providing quality healthcare to senior patients, many of which are managing a chronic health condition. But according to a recent survey from CareMore Health, only about 30 percent of senior-aged patients...

PCPs Instrumental in Basic Palliative Care, Disease Management

by Sara Heath

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...

Does Health IT Help Veteran Mental Health Self-Management?

by Sara Heath

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...

New mHealth Platform Helps Docs Prescribe Patient-Facing Apps

by Sara Heath

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...

How are Healthcare Orgs Using Patient-Generated Health Data?

by Sara Heath

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...

Pharmacists Can Build Relationships for Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

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....

3 Key Strategies for Supporting Patient Self-Management

by Sara Heath

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?

by Sara Heath

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...

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