PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Portals

Personal Health Record Adoption Rates Exceed MU Requirements

March 31, 2016 - Patient preferences for engagement tools, such as personal health records, may be outpacing meaningful use’s patient engagement requirements, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study, spearheaded by lead researcher Eric W. Ford, PhD, explored how patients use personal health records (PHRs), the patient-managed version of an EHR, and...


Articles

Understanding Generational Differences in Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Just as each generation expresses its own unique preferences for fashion and music, patients express different preferences for patient engagement based on their age and life experiences. As healthcare reform efforts increase demand for improved...

RelayHealth Signs $140M Military Health Patient Portal Deal

by Sara Heath

McKesson Technologies, Inc., and the Military Health System have signed a $140 million contract to implement  the company’s patient portal, RelayHealth, according to a public statement by the Department of Defense. The patient portal,...

4 Best Practices for Improving Patient-Provider Communication

by Sara Heath

The patient-provider relationship is the cornerstone of patient engagement. When a provider communicates well with her patient, it can help to make the patient feel like a valued member of the care team, thus improving patient satisfaction. Patient-provider...

3 Effective Patient Engagement Strategies Using mHealth Tools

by Sara Heath

If you think that health IT and mHealth are permeating all aspects of healthcare, including patient engagement, you’d be right. As the healthcare industry continues to enter into the technological world, providers are discovering new strategies...

AHIMA Patient Engagement Toolkit Emphasizes Health Data Access

by Sara Heath

Promoting patient health data access is an important part of increasing patient engagement, said the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) in a newly released Patient Engagement Toolkit. The toolkit emphasizes the importance...

Health IT, Internet of Things Devices Boost Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement and the devices, tools, and communications systems that support it have become some of the most important concepts in the healthcare space. By carefully implementing and directing the use of patient portals, medical devices,...

Reviewing Patient Access to Health Data Under HIPAA Privacy Rule

by Sara Heath

While the healthcare industry is surely transitioning to a more patient-centric philosophy, emphasizing patient access to health data, it is also becoming more conscious of health data privacy. With health records being stored digitally, healthcare...

Patient Portal Adoption Rates Hinge on Age, Ethnicity

by Sara Heath

When it comes to patient portal adoption rates, age and ethnicity seem to make a difference. In a recent study out of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, researchers Nancy P. Gordon, ScD, and Mark C Hornbrook, ScD, found that older patients...

Patient, Provider Opinions Diverge on Patient Health Data Access

by Sara Heath

Patients are overwhelmingly in favor of full patient health data access via EHRs and patient portals, according to a recent Accenture survey, but providers don’t exactly feel the same way. The survey found that 92 percent of patients feel...

Over Half of Health Pros Use Patient Engagement Technology

by Sara Heath

More healthcare professionals are adopting connected health technology to help advance patient engagement efforts, according to HIMSS. In the 2016 HIMSS Connected Health Survey, the organization showed that 52 percent of the 227 IT professionals...

Patients Don’t Feel Patient Engagement Efforts, Survey Shows

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is seeing improvements in practice, according to CDW Healthcare’s Patient Engagement Perspectives study, although patients don’t necessarily feel the same. The study, which explored the different perspectives patients...

ONC Data Shows Disparities in Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Although EHR adoption is becoming more widespread and patient access to health data has seen tremendous growth in the past few years, there are still disparities amongst different patient populations. In the ONC’s latest data brief, the...

OpenNotes, CHIME Partner for Patient Access to Health Information

by Sara Heath

OpenNotes, a project geared toward improving patient access to health information and patient engagement, is growing through a new partnership with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Announced as a part of President...

Seniors Turn to mHealth, Health IT to Enhance Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patients aged 65 and older want to be more involved and empowered in their own healthcare, a recent Welltok survey shows. The Senior Health and Technology Survey, which was conducted via Harris Poll last September, shows that most older adults...

Top 3 Projects Boosting Patient Engagement, Health Data Access

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement and patient access to health data are major buzzwords across the healthcare industry. With seemingly unanimous enthusiasm, providers, policymakers, and industry groups are singing the praises of the concept of patient access...

What are the Top Pros and Cons of Adopting Patient Portals?

by Sara Heath

Effectively using patient portals, while oftentimes an important part of increasing patient engagement, is not as simple as telling patients to use them and then seeing the healthcare benefits follow. Rather, patient portals can be seen as a...

Online Patient Engagement Tools Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Online patient engagement tools such as patient portals play a significant role in increasing patient engagement in chronic disease management and preventative care, according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente of Southern California....

Driving Follow-Up Care, Patient Engagement with Health IT

by Sara Heath

Increasing patient engagement strategies in follow-up care is critical in maintaining the health of patients beyond the scope of care within the hospital. Improving follow-up care, and ensuring that the patient is engaged with that care, has...

Patient Portal Adoption Rates Hinge on Provider Viewpoints

by Sara Heath

Healthcare providers practicing in low-income rural settings are facing trouble establishing patient portal use, which may be due in part to their attitudes towards the technology and how open their patients are to engaging with the tools. A...

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