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High Costs Quell Widespread Patient Engagement Tech Adoption

January 31, 2017 - 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 of Medicine Catalyst. Fifty-one percent of respondents, which included practice and hospital executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians, said that...


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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...

How Prior Authorization Affects Timely Patient Treatment Access

by Sara Heath

A group of 17 healthcare industry stakeholders has published a set of guidelines to improve payer prior authorization programs in an effort to improve timely patient treatment access. Treatment authorization programs, known as utilization management...

How Out-of-Pocket Costs Affect Patient Healthcare Access

by Sara Heath

Patients are increasingly facing high out-of-pocket costs, a trend that can limit their healthcare access and ability to pay for quality services. It is important for providers to understand how high out-of-pocket costs can impact patient treatment...

4 Patient Engagement Strategies to Improve Patient Retention

by Sara Heath

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....

How Healthcare Orgs Can Manage Patient Financial Responsibility

by Sara Heath

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...

How Do Patient Engagement Strategies Cut Healthcare Costs?

by Sara Heath

Although patient engagement strategies are excellent for improving wellness and satisfaction, they also have a peripheral benefit: cutting healthcare costs and improving the hospital revenue cycle. By keeping patients connected with and engaged...

Senators Urge HELP Committee to Reassess Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A bipartisan group of US Senators is urging the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to shift its focus to patient perspectives on access to care, particularly in light of rising healthcare costs. The letter, addressed to...

Healthcare Costs Dampen Patient Engagement Despite Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

If more than 90 percent of patients are satisfied with their primary care,, then why are so many patients going without routine medical treatments? According to one survey, rising healthcare costs may be the culprit. The Physicians Foundation...

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