PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Strategies

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...

Using Health IT for Patient Engagement, Consumer Activation

by Laurie Ringlein

Consumers of all ages are becoming empowered and perpetually connected in all aspects of their lives. We see it in the grocery store, on an airplane, at children’s’ soccer games, and shockingly even while driving. This tells us that...

OpenNotes, Patient Feedback Tools Improve Patient Safety

by Sara Heath

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...

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...

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...

CMS, AHRQ Launch New Medicare Patient Engagement Models

by Sara Heath

CMS and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have partnered to launch two new patient engagement initiatives to increase quality and decrease spending on Medicare beneficiaries. These projects will be a part of the Beneficiary...

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...

Can Primary Care Address Limited Pediatric Behavioral Healthcare?

by Sara Heath

Primary care interventions may be required to help expand behavioral healthcare access to underserved children, but providers are facing a number of obstacles as they try to improve access to care, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics....

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...

How Patient Engagement, Education Can Improve Medication Safety

by Sara Heath

Strong patient engagement and education strategies may be useful for improving medication safety, according to a recent ONC report. The report, which centers on medication ordering within the EHR, suggests that while technology usability can...

Patient Lifestyle Needs Key to Driving Patient Self-Management

by Sara Heath

When Jordan Asher, MD, MS, from MissionPoint Health Partners tries to engage his patients in self-management and health improvement activities, he doesn’t just think about how to move a needle on a quality measurement. Instead, he thinks...

How Patient Engagement Technology Improves Nursing Workflows

by Sara Heath

As healthcare organizations turn to patient engagement technologies to enhance care, they should ensure strong provider buy-in and education, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The research team...

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....

3 Tips to Help Providers Boost Patient Portal Adoption Rates

by Sara Heath

As healthcare providers grapple with federal, patient-centered policy requirements and a call to improve patient engagement, the emphasis on patient portal adoption has grown. Between requirements in Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the Merit-based...

Positive Patient Experience Key for Good Online Physician Reviews

by Sara Heath

Ensuring a positive patient experience may be the trick to obtaining a five-star online physician review, shows a new survey from technology review site Software Advice. The survey of 1,438 patients reveals that more patients are looking at online...

4 Patient Engagement Strategies to Improve Patient Retention

by Sara Heath

Cultivating the ability to maintain high rates of patient retention and loyalty has become a top priority for providers, especially as patients face rising out-of-pocket costs and make more careful decisions about how to use their buying power....

Hospitals May Not be Using Patient Preference Data Sufficiently

by Sara Heath

Although 66 percent of healthcare organizations agree that consumerism is vital in healthcare, only 16 percent integrate feedback on patient preferences into their practices, shows a recent survey from Kaufman, Hall & Associates in partnership...

How are Healthcare Orgs Using Patient-Generated Health Data?

by Sara Heath

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) opens up an opportunity for providers to incorporate patients as partners and managers in their own healthcare. Defined by the ONC as “health-related data created, recorded, or gathered by or from patients...

Patient-Provider Communication Strategy May Boost Education

by Sara Heath

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new guide for patient teach-back strategies, which could improve patient education and provider communication. During patient teach-back, providers explain patient medical conditions,...

Pharmacists Can Build Relationships for Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Creating personal patient relationships and fostering communication can help to improve medication adherence and make chronic disease management programs more successful, says clinical pharmacist and diabetes coach Chuck Riepenhoff, RPh, CDE....

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