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Private Funds for Patient Advocacy Orgs Raise Transparency Issues

January 19, 2017 - 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 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Patient advocacy organizations play a role in shaping the overall patient experience, advising...


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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...

How Social Media Support Groups Enhance Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Internet use and social media have become mainstays in everyday life, changing the way we interact with loved ones or entertain ourselves. But can the internet influence the patient experience? According to one research team, it could. In a recent...

How Consumers and Providers See Patient Engagement Differently

by Sara Heath

When it comes to patient engagement, self-care, and other healthcare responsibilities, patients and providers may not be on the same page. A new survey conducted on behalf of Xerox indicates significant differences and interesting contrasts in...

HHS Proposes Patient Satisfaction Changes for Pain Management

by Sara Heath

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has proposed revisions to the HCAHPS survey, changing the way in which providers measure patient satisfaction with pain management. According to an HHS press release, the agency has proposed...

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...

Proposed House Bill Supports Advance Care Planning Counseling

by Sara Heath

A new House bill, introduced earlier this week, will work to improve patient satisfaction with end-of-life care through better federal support for advance care planning, a press release says. The Personalize Your Care Act of 2016, sponsored by...

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