PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Strategies

Providers Struggle with Patient Price Transparency, Responsibility

by Sara Heath

Sixty-three percent of healthcare providers are having trouble providing sufficient price transparency for patients facing a growing financial responsibility, according to a survey by Porter Research and Navicure. The survey of nearly 300 healthcare...

“Nonstop” Patient Engagement Requires More Provider Outreach

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is often touted as a key to driving value-based healthcare, but determining how to conduct patient outreach can be difficult.  As the healthcare system moves away from “sick care” towards a wellness-driven...

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...

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...

mHealth Presents Opportunities for Improved Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement strategies may benefit from strong consumer interest in mHealth tools and growing opportunities for intelligent health management technologies.  According to a survey by communications firm Ketchum, the rise of mHealth...

Patient Portal Adoption Hinges on Unique Demographic Barriers

by Sara Heath

Population demographics may be a significant influence when it comes to patient portal adoption, says a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The 12-month study investigated patient portal adoption among...

How Healthcare Orgs Can Manage Patient Financial Responsibility

by Sara Heath

Out-of-pocket patient financial responsibility has increased by 10 percent over the past five years, shows a survey from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), leading to frustrations for consumers and potential revenue cycle...

Providers Poised to Adopt New Patient Engagement Strategies

by Sara Heath

A new wave of patient engagement strategies may be approaching now that digital communication tools have become more common, according to recent survey results published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. The poll of more than  350...

Two-Way Communication Improves Cancer Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Care planning and bidirectional communication initiatives may be helpful for improving patient engagement for cancer survivors, according to a study published in JMIR Cancer, but these programs may be difficult to implement and often fail to...

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...

VA Leader Promises Patient Care Access, Scheduling Improvements

by Sara Heath

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert A. McDonald is defending the agency once again, restating its commitment to improve patient care access  and timely appointment scheduling for veterans. Following President Obama’s...

New AMA Mapping Tool to Improve Patient Access to Healthcare

by Sara Heath

A new geographic mapping tool from the American Medical Association could help providers identify underserved regions, enabling them to boost patient access to healthcare. According to a press release, the mapping tool is an improved version...

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...

4 Key Steps to Building Strong Patient-Provider Communication

by Sara Heath

Patient-provider communication is an important component of improving patient engagement and patient satisfaction. When providers effectively communicate with their patients, they can both activate the patients in their care and help make them...

Palliative Care Helps Patient Satisfaction during Major Illness

by Sara Heath

While patient satisfaction is important in all areas of healthcare, the stakes get higher when patients present with serious and life-threatening illnesses. This is where palliative care comes into play. Palliative care is all-encompassing care...

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...

How Can Providers Drive Patient Empowerment in Healthcare?

by Sara Heath

Patient empowerment is all too often seen as a characteristic an individual does or does not possess, similar to being funny or not.  Engagement and the ability to take charge of one’s health is a personality trait, many providers...

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...

3 Key Strategies for Supporting Patient Self-Management

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement strategies are necessary for an in-depth and productive care encounter, and they are also important for inspiring lasting patient self-management habits. When patients are fully engaged in their healthcare, they are more likely...

How Does Patient Portal Use Affect Various Patient Populations?

by Sara Heath

New research indicates that low patient portal use rates in minority and poor patients may lead to overall poorer health. The study, led by researcher William Manard, MD, sought to determine if patient portal use can help patients lower their...

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