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Interactive Websites Aid Patient Healthcare Decision-Making

May 19, 2017 - An interactive website for patients helped increase patient-led healthcare decision-making by up to 35 percent, according to researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The PREPARE For Your Care website, launched in 2013 by UCSF researchers, guides patients through a series of modules that help them make healthcare decisions and lead advance care planning. Each module...


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Exploring Patients’ Roles in Chronic Illness Care Coordination

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Strong care coordination is one of the core necessities for effective chronic disease management. Patients managing a chronic illness are confronted with a plethora of health information, often coming from multiple different specialists and primary...

mHealth Equally Effective as Manual Chronic Care Management

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mHealth apps are useful for supporting chronic care management, but no more so than manual, paper-based self-management strategies, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. mHealth apps can specifically benefit...

Limited Adoption Limits Patient Portal Decision Aid Efficacy

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Patient portals and other health IT can effectively host decision aids for patients, if only they and their clinicians adopt the tools, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Having adequate patient decision-making tools...

Patient-Generated Health Data Bolsters Preventive Care Orders

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and lifestyle information is a useful addition to EHRs and helps clinicians create tailored preventive care plans for patients, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family...

New Tool Assesses Teen Patient Health Literacy in 30 Seconds

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Pediatric clinicians can now assess adolescent patient health literacy in under 30 seconds using a new tool developed by researchers from the University at Albany. Created by Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH, the tool addresses a knowledge gap about...

Self-Management Tech Better for Wellness than Chronic Illness

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Tablet-based self-management tools might not be successful in improving specific chronic illnesses, but they do have an effect on overall patient wellness, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. In a randomized...

OpenNotes Honored for Driving Patient Health Data Access

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The OpenNotes team has been recognized for its work in supporting patient health data access, being presented with the Health Data Liberator Award from AcademyHealth at this year’s Health Datapalooza. Led by co-founders Tom Delbanco, MD,...

Personal Patient Portal Messages Can Support Self-Management

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Patient portals and personal health IT devices are effective for pushing individualized self-management information to patients, according to a study published in the journal eGEMS. Adriana Arcia, study author and researcher at the Columbia University...

Top Hospital Patient Portal Vendors by Implementations

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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...

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...

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