PatientEngagementHIT

mHealth and Patient Engagement

Digital Weight Loss Tools Improve Patient Engagement, Adherence

January 12, 2017 - Healthcare providers have long struggled with engaging their patients in weight loss, finding that most efforts are unsuccessful and have low adherence rates. A multi-faceted patient engagement platform may help improve this issue, shows a recent study published in the journal Internet Interventions. “Although it is well established that a reduction in weight of 5 - 10 percent substantially...


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Patient Demand Drives mHealth Engagement Technology Adoption

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement technology and mHealth have long shown promise for many providers looking to activate their patients in their care. But for some providers, the days of simply considering the potential of patient engagement technology are over...

Patient Satisfaction, Portals, mHealth Led 2016 Headlines

by Sara Heath

Amidst the plethora of patient engagement initiatives healthcare professionals faced in 2016, three areas drew the most provider focus: patient satisfaction strategies, the use of mHealth, and patient portal adoption. To account for policies...

Patient Portals, mHealth Top 2016 Patient Engagement Trends

by Sara Heath

With value-based care coming to the forefront this past year, healthcare professionals have turned to patient engagement strategies to improve care outcomes and cut healthcare costs. In doing so, a series of trends emerged in 2016. Between patient...

Prolonged mHealth Use May Improve Patient Self-Management

by Sara Heath

mHealth and electronic self-management devices may influence positive patient behavior changes when paired with strong patient engagement and prolonged use, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. With 69 percent...

Are mHealth, Health IT Good for Patient-Provider Relationships?

by Sara Heath

mHealth and other health technologies may be the key to improving patient-provider relationships by drawing them closer together between office visits, according to the authors of a recent opinion piece in Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation,...

Effective Patient-Generated Health Data Use Key for Patient Care

by Sara Heath

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...

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...

Are Mobile Patient Portals the Next Step in Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

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 Social Media Can Improve Public Health, Patient Education

by Sara Heath

Understanding online discussion trends may be helpful in disseminating patient education and public health messages about mental and behavioral health via Twitter, found a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association....

How Does Patient Health Literacy Affect Digital Health Use?

by Sara Heath

Patients with high health literacy are more likely to use digital health tools than those with lower health literacy, finds a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study of nearly 5,000 adult patients first tested...

Patient-Centered mHealth Design Drives Stronger Engagement

by Sara Heath

In order to develop and test a patient-centered mHealth tool, researchers should employ an iterative design process to allow stakeholders to assess usability, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth. The study, led by Courtney...

mHealth Presents Opportunities for Improved Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement strategies may benefit from strong consumer interest in mHealth tools and growing opportunities for intelligent health management technologies.  According to a survey by communications firm Ketchum, the rise of mHealth...

Providers Poised to Adopt New Patient Engagement Strategies

by Sara Heath

A new wave of patient engagement strategies may be approaching now that digital communication tools have become more common, according to recent survey results published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. The poll of more than  350...

How Telehealth, Convenient Care Improve Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

At Nemours Children’s Health System, improving the patient experience has always been about providing convenience and quality to pediatric patients and their families. That’s why the health system, which covers a large patient population...

How Text Messaging Can Transform Patient-Provider Communication

by Sara Heath

At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, patient-provider communication is a key part of driving patient engagement. Text messaging may be crucial to pushing that even further. Through a web of patient communications technologies, Cedars-Sinai employees...

The Latest mHealth Deals Driving Patient Engagement Efforts

by Sara Heath

mHealth is a growing phenomenon in the healthcare industry, perhaps because it serves patients where it is easiest for them. Because they are convenient, mHealth tools are well-suited for patient engagement strategies. Studies show that mHealth...

How Health IT Drives Pediatric Patient Engagement Strategies

by Sara Heath

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

by Sara Heath

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...

3 Creative Patient Engagement Strategies Improving Patient Care

by Sara Heath

While patient portals and secure messaging systems often get positive reviews from the healthcare industry for their abilities to involve patients in their healthcare, new and innovative approaches are also helping to improve patient engagement....

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