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PCORI Funds Patient-Centered Opioid Research at Cedars-Sinai

February 28, 2017 - Opioid use research has just taken a patient-centered turn at Cedars-Sinai. The Los Angeles hospital has recently received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate the most effective ways providers can discuss opioid use with patients, ultimately aiming to reduce opioid use while effectively managing chronic pain. According to hospital...


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PCORI Funds Patient-Centered Opioid Research at Cedars-Sinai

by Sara Heath

Opioid use research has just taken a patient-centered turn at Cedars-Sinai. The Los Angeles hospital has recently received a $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to investigate the most effective ways...

Patient Activation Levels Drive Health Coaching in Chronic Care

by Sara Heath

New research in the American Journal of Managed Care calls for payer-sponsored care management programs to improve chronic care management by including individualized health coaching elements. Health payers have a financial impetus to improve...

Merck Leads Alliance for Patient-Centered Cancer Care Access

by Sara Heath

The Merck Foundation has selected six health systems to form the Alliance to Advance Patient-Centered Cancer Care, issuing a total of $15 million in grants over five years to improve patient access to cancer care in underserved populations. According...

Patient Portals, Data, Consumer Preferences Top HIMSS17 Trends

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals are gearing up to converge on the Sunshine State and preparing to immerse themselves in this year’s HIMSS conference. As stakeholders continue to hear industry and regulatory calls for better patient engagement,...

Five Best Practices for Improving Patient Health Literacy

by Sara Heath

Strong patient health literacy is key for improving patient engagement, but it does not occur in a vacuum. Instead, providers should assess and understand outside variables that affect health literacy, such as practice-wide interventions, policy...

Private Funds for Patient Advocacy Orgs Raise Transparency Issues

by Sara Heath

Nearly two-thirds of non-profit patient advocacy organizations (PAOs) receive private-sector funding to support their initiatives, raising questions about transparency and conflicts of interest, asserts a new report from Cleveland Clinic published...

Practical Patient-Centered Care Strategies Key for ACO Success

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace value-based reimbursement models, accountable care organizations need a strong grip on practical patient-centered care strategies in order to remain competitive, according to a viewpoint published...

4 Healthcare Pros Share their 2017 Patient-Centered Care Goals

by Sara Heath

In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, healthcare professionals are making their own patient-centered care goals for 2017. But while New Year’s Resolutions typically fall by the wayside after a period of time, it’s likely...

CMS Family, Patient Engagement Strategies to Drive Quality Care

by Sara Heath

CMS has launched a new patient engagement strategy to support each of the agency’s quality and patient-centered care initiatives, according to an agency blog post. The initiative is a part of the agency’s overarching goal to improve...

3 Ways to Incorporate Patient Preferences into Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Understanding and incorporating patient preferences into provider care delivery should prove useful to improving patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes. With these preferences in mind, providers can tailor care strategies capable of being...

Palliative Care Effective in Boosting Patient Quality of Life

by Sara Heath

Palliative care has shown itself effective in improving quality of life for patients with a variety of serious illnesses in two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Palliative care providers usually supplement...

How Patient Advisory Councils Drive Patient Experience Efforts

by Sara Heath

Patient advisory councils (PACs) may be an effective strategy for healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience and patient-centered care, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine....

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...

Final MACRA Implementation Rule to Drive Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

HHS has issued the final rule for the Quality Payment Program as part of MACRA implementation, and it has considerable implications for patient-centered care and patient engagement,  the federal agency announced Friday. MACRA aims to improve...

CMS Posts Patient-Centered Rules for Long-Term Care Facilities

by Sara Heath

For the first time since 1991, CMS has revamped its rules for long-term care facilities, working to drive patient-centered care, patient safety, and healthcare quality, according to a press release. One portion of the rule advocates for patient...

Demonstrating Value Key to Consumer-Centered Healthcare

by Sara Heath

With patients bearing more financial responsibility, consumer-centered healthcare and a positive patient financial experience will become more important for healthcare organizations, says a whitepaper from the Healthcare Financial Management...

Care Coordination May Improve Behavioral Healthcare Access

by Sara Heath

The healthcare industry should do more to improve behavioral healthcare access and substance abuse disorder treatment, says an op-ed published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, in order to account for the growing patient...

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...

76% of Patients Face Barriers to Self-Care, Health Improvement

by Sara Heath

Three-quarters of adult patients reported facing barriers to self-care and overall wellness in a new survey from Novant Health and Harris Poll. The survey, completed by over 2,000 adult patients, found a number of common barriers to patient wellness...

4 Fixes to Improve Hospital Environment, Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

When approaching the issue of patient satisfaction, healthcare leaders often focus on the patient-provider relationship. However, improvements in hospital environments may also have a great impact on the patient experience and satisfaction with...

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