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Patient Access to Health Data

OpenNotes, Patient Feedback Tools Improve Patient Safety

December 19, 2016 - A new study from OpenNotes shows that offering patients a method to engage with physician notes and offer feedback on what they see can help improve care outcomes and patient safety. The researchers introduced a feedback tool to 41 physicians who had already adopted the OpenNotes philosophy. Through this outreach, 6225 patients used the tool over the test period from August 2014 to August...


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Patient Preferences Key to HIE Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Although some healthcare professionals and federal policymakers tout the importance of patient portals and meeting view, download, and transmit benchmarks, these methods may fall short of effectively boosting patient access to health data. According...

HHS Reviews Patient Data Access for National Health IT Week

by Sara Heath

HHS is helping patients celebrate National Health IT Week by providing education about their patient data access rights. In a patient-facing video, HHS illustrates the importance of accessing health data and reviews the agency’s actions...

69% of Hospitals Give Patients View, Download, Transmit Access

by Sara Heath

More providers than ever are offering full health data access to their patients, according to a new ONC data brief. The brief shows that view, download, and transmit (VDT) capabilities for patients have surged since 2013, when only 10 percent...

Groups Urge Robust Patient Engagement in Stage 3 Meaningful Use

by Sara Heath

The Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH) and two dozen other industry groups are urging CMS  to maintain robust patient engagement requirements as a part of Stage 3 meaningful use, according to a press release. In a letter to HHS Secretary...

CommonWell Allows Patients to Access Individual Health Data

by Sara Heath

The CommonWell Health Alliance has  officially opened up its services to allow individual patient access to health data via its platform, meeting one of the primary goals of the interoperability and data sharing coalition. “From the...

Why Patient Education is Vital for Engagement, Better Outcomes

by Sara Heath

The healthcare industry has made many efforts to become more patient-centric, especially through its push for better patient engagement. However, in order to improve patient engagement, providers need to understand patient education. Patient...

10M Patients Access Electronic Health Data through OpenNotes

by Sara Heath

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...

8.8 Million Patients Opt In to NY Health Information Exchange

by Sara Heath

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?

by Sara Heath

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...

ONC Awards Winners in Patient Health Data Access App Contest

by Sara Heath

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...

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

by Sara Heath

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

by Sara Heath

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...

HIM Groups Partner with GetMyHealthData for Patient Data Access

by Sara Heath

The process for patient data access may soon become easier, thanks to a new initiative from the GetMyHealthData campaign, sponsored by the National Partnership for Women and Families. According to a press release, several key industry stakeholders...

Cancer Moonshot Adds Patient-Centered Programs for Care Access

by Sara Heath

At a summit meeting earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of initiatives within the Cancer Moonshot mission, including two aimed at boosting patient-centered healthcare by supporting patient access to care. According...

MACRA an “Encouraging First Step” for Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

MACRA will bring the healthcare system one step closer to patient-centered, value-based healthcare, says the National Partnership for Women & Families, according to a recent press release. In a comments letter sent to the Centers for Medicare...

Patient Advocates Praise Patient-Centered Efforts in MACRA

by Sara Heath

The proposed MACRA rule is “on the right track” toward fostering better patient-centered uses for health IT, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Consumer Partnership for eHealth (CPeH). CPeH, which...

OpenNotes, AMDIS Deal Fosters Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

OpenNotes has forged a new partnership with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) to help improve the transparency of physician notes within patient-facing technologies, and to boost patient access to health data....

Providers Would Like Changes to OpenNotes, Patient Data Access

by Sara Heath

Although up to 90 percent of providers think patient access to health data through programs like OpenNotes is a good idea, there are still several kinks in the program that must be worked out in order to enhance patient care, says an article...

NATE Praises MACRA Protocol for Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

The National Association for Trusted Exchange is pleased with CMS’s patient-centered provisions included in the MACRA legislation, specifically those which advocate for patient access to health data. In a public statement, NATE noted the...

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