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Top Hospital Patient Portal Vendors by Implementations

April 28, 2017 - Patient portals offer a host of web-based tools empowering patients to play an active role in their own health management. ONC defines a patient portal as “a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal health information from anywhere with an Internet connection.” Patient portals are also known as tethered personal health records (PHRs). While...


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4 Patient Education Strategies that Drive Patient Activation

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As meaningful patient engagement continues to be a core priority for healthcare professionals, clinicians need a thorough understanding of patient education strategies. Ensuring patients are knowledgeable about their healthcare is the surest...

Patients Prefer Email, Patient Portals for Lab Result Alerts

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Most patients prefer receiving their laboratory results online via email or the patient portal, despite some data privacy and security concerns, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. In a survey of 200 patients...

Patient Portal Benefits in Pediatric Care Must Fuel Parent Use

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The perceived effectiveness of patient portals in driving parent caregiver engagement in pediatrics is currently limited, presenting more opportunities for healthcare organizations to refine and streamline their patient portal adoption strategies,...

Patients Lack Info Needed for Chronic Disease Self-Management

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Patients managing a chronic disease generally know that they must take self-management actions to maintain their own wellness, but do not receive enough guidance or engagement to do so, according to a recent survey from the American Heart Association....

More Provider Communication Increases Patient Secure Messages

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Providers who want to drive patient engagement through patient portal secure messages may need to step up their own messaging habits, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Secure messages via the patient...

PCORI Works to Drive Patient-Centered Health Research Design

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Although health research is key to driving medical advancements, it’s not always accessible or relevant to patients who need this information to make better care decisions. At the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, a call for...

Patient EHR Note Input Boosts Patient-Provider Communication

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Allowing patients to collaborate on EHR notes to set appointment agendas can improve patient-provider communication, shows a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Patients setting the appointment agenda has long been hailed as an...

Patient mHealth App Use Marks Motivation for Healthy Behaviors

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Patient mHealth app use is a key indicator of motivation for health behavior change, which is an important step in chronic disease management, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. mHealth apps have proven...

Transparent Provider Communication Key for OpenNotes Success

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Does patient access to clinician notes – a movement known as OpenNotes – help or hinder the patient provider relationship? That depends on what the notes say and the strength of provider communication, according to a research team...

Targeted Approach Key for Older Adult Patient Portal Adoption

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Healthcare organizations need patient portal adoption campaigns tailored to older patients to create a more robust portal buy-in, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. This is necessary regardless of a patient’s...

Guidelines for Designing Patient-Centered Research Initiatives

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Developing patient-centered research initiatives is key to driving meaningful study protocol and fueling literature that is useful and relevant to patients. However, not enough healthcare experts are well-versed in how to create patient-centered...

Supporting Patients in HIPAA Compliant Health Data Access

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Patient heath data access is key to meaningful patient engagement, helping to empower patients in healthcare decision-making and self-management. However, ensuring patient access to their own medical records is often easier said than done. Recent...

Patient Portal Use Lagging Despite Strong Provider Support

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Although most healthcare organizations offer patients access to their individual health records, less than one-third of patients look at that data on the patient portal, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)....

How Patient Portal Use Improves Business in Specialty Groups

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Finding an effective use for the patient portal may not be instinctual in acute specialty settings. After all, patients don’t always need a follow-up appointment in some of these settings, and many patients aren’t accessing health...

Digital Patient Education Tools Improve Procedure Prep Process

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Digital tools are helpful in driving patient education in procedure preparation, helping to reduce the number of necessary repeat procedures in patients undergoing their first colonoscopy, shows a study published in the American Journal of Medicine....

Better Assessments Needed for Patient EHR Note Readability

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Healthcare professionals need a better metric for testing patient readability for EHR notes, especially as patients gain more access to their health data via clinician notes and the patient portal, says a recent study published in the Journal...

Accuracy, Usefulness of Patient eHealth Literacy Assessments

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With the increasing mHealth and other health IT use to support patient engagement, healthcare professionals are focused on assessing the ability for patients to access, use, and apply knowledge from these tools — otherwise known as patient...

AHIMA Reviews the Basics of HIPAA Compliant Patient Data Access

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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has posted a slideshow and report guiding patients through the proper process of  obtaining their medical records from their providers and navigating HIPAA privacy regulations....

mHealth Use Hinges on Patient Perceptions of App Efficacy

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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...

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