PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Technologies

mHealth Use Hinges on Patient Perceptions of App Efficacy

by Sara Heath

Even when mHealth apps have high usability ratings, patients still might not use them due to their own personal barriers, shows a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. According to the researchers, this highlights...

Health Data Exchange Falling Short of Patient Expectations

by Sara Heath

Patients think health data access between multiple disparate providers is critical to quality healthcare, according to a recent survey, but that reality is not yet realized. The survey, conducted by Humana subsidiary Transcend Insights, found...

Patients Seek More Support with Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Ninety-one percent of patients say they need more help with chronic disease management, but their healthcare providers are not delivering all the services they would like, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton on behalf of West Healthcare....

Collaboration, Health IT Boost Pediatric Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Kidney transplant patients often struggle with low levels of medication adherence, a problem that can put some patients at risk of rejecting their new organ. At Cincinnati Children’s, that problem is exacerbated in pediatric and adolescent...

Internet Familiarity Tied to Patient Digital Health Literacy

by Sara Heath

Patients who use the internet more tend to have higher digital health literacy, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. As healthcare professionals continue to turn to digital health to improve patient...

Patients Want More Access to Telehealth, mHealth Treatment

by Sara Heath

The pressure is on for providers and health payers to increase access to digital and telehealth tools as patients demand more technology use, says a recent Accenture survey. In the survey of 1,500 adult respondents, 78 percent said they are interested...

How Can Healthcare Professionals Define Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is a widely used buzzword throughout the healthcare industry, but for too long has been only that – a phrase with little tangible definition. But coming to an industry-wide consensus on the meaning and scope of patient...

High Costs Quell Widespread Patient Engagement Tech Adoption

by Sara Heath

High costs and lack of payer coverage are two leading barriers to widespread mHealth and patient engagement technology adoption, despite their potential to support chronic disease management, shows a recent survey from the New England Journal...

How Digital, Health Literacy Drives mHealth Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

mHealth and other digital health technologies have emerged as viable tools for facilitating patient engagement. However, in order to ensure these technologies contribute to meaningful chronic disease management, patients need high health and...

Digital Weight Loss Tools Improve Patient Engagement, Adherence

by Sara Heath

Healthcare providers have long struggled with engaging their patients in weight loss, finding that most efforts are unsuccessful and have low adherence rates. A multi-faceted patient engagement platform may help improve this issue, shows a recent...

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...

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...

Can Artificial Intelligence Coaches Boost Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Virtual health coaches driven by artificial intelligence can improve patient-provider communication in the clinic setting by helping to activate patients in their care and encourage them to initiate healthy lifestyle discussions with their clinicians,...

Patient Satisfaction, Portals, mHealth Led 2016 Headlines

by Sara Heath

Amidst the plethora of patient engagement initiatives healthcare professionals faced in 2016, three areas drew the most provider focus: patient satisfaction strategies, the use of mHealth, and patient portal adoption. To account for policies...

Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

by Sara Heath

When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of...

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 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...

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...

Does Health IT Help Veteran Mental Health Self-Management?

by Sara Heath

Although health IT could be helpful for veteran self-management of mental health and chronic conditions, providers need to ensure they do not over-rely on these technologies. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Journal...

New mHealth Platform Helps Docs Prescribe Patient-Facing Apps

by Sara Heath

Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new platform to allow providers to prescribe patient-facing mHealth apps to help improve patient care, according to a press release. Providers can assign an app as a part of a patient’s care plan...

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