Patient Centered Care

HHS Contest to Support Patient-Centered Medical Billing

by Sara Heath

The medical billing process must become more intuitive in order to boost patient-centered care, says the Department of Health and Human Services. For those reasons, the agency has announced a competition calling on various thinkers in the healthcare...

Including Family Caregivers in Patient Engagement Strategies

by Sara Heath

Seldom do patients approach their healthcare alone, but rather seek support from a network of caregivers, family, and friends. As such, providers need to understand how these individuals fit into patient engagement strategies. Below,

Patient Satisfaction Becomes Critical Concern for Hospitals

by Sara Heath

Patient satisfaction is ranked as a top issue at healthcare organizations, according to Vocera’s Rise of the Healthcare Chief Experience Officer: 2016 report. The report, which details the growth of patient experience and satisfaction in...

How Do Health Leaders View MACRA’s Patient Engagement Efforts?

by Sara Heath

Industry stakeholders and proponents for patient empowerment must comment on the MACRA provisions for patient engagement, says one healthcare expert. In an op-ed recently featured on the website for the Society for Participatory Medicine, president...

How MACRA, MIPS will Help Deliver Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

CMS has announced its proposed rule for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which centrally focus on delivering patient-centered care. According to an April...

Why Patient-Centered Care Coordination Must Start with PCPs

by Sara Heath

As value-based reimbursement makes patient-centered care coordination a serious financial advantage, primary care providers must take on a greater role in patient management and preventative care delivery.   Becoming a centralized hub for...

Pharmaceutical Groups Target Patient-Centered Services

by Sara Heath

Pharmaceutical companies are boosting their investments in patient-centered services, with 85 percent of patient services executives reporting a boost in capital investment over the next 18 months, says a recent Accenture survey. The survey,...

3 Patient-Centered Steps to Reduce Medication Non-Adherence

by Sara Heath

Medication non-adherence is a significant population health issue, with a price tag totaling millions of dollars per year in avoidable costs. When confronting the issue, healthcare professionals don’t just face the challenges of creating...


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