PatientEngagementHIT
  • CMS Adds CHIO Position to Support Patient Engagement Tech Push

    July 20, 2018 - CMS will be adding a chief health informatics officer (CHIO) to its leadership team in an effort to support the agency’s patient engagement and health IT initiatives, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. This announcement comes as CMS shifts its focus toward patient engagement technologies that will put the patient at the center of care and cut swelling...

  • Consumer-Centric Healthcare Lags Amid Value-Based Care Priorities

    July 19, 2018 - Healthcare organizations aren’t making much progress in becoming more consumer-centric, even as industry forces are calling for better patient engagement and activation in healthcare, according to a recent report from healthcare consultant Prophet. The report, which included survey responses from pharmacy, provider, and payer organizations, showed that these industry segments are...

  • How Dose Packaging Improves Medication Adherence in Chronic Care

    July 17, 2018 - When it comes to consumer engagement with a certain product, it’s all in the packaging. The same rings true in healthcare, as more medical professionals are considering dose packaging to help improve medication adherence and patient engagement in chronic disease management. At Buffalo Pharmacies in Buffalo, New York, pharmacists use specifically grouped packaging to help patients...

  • CMS Medicare Proposal to Boost Patient-Provider Relationships

    July 12, 2018 - CMS has proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program and Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that aim to reduce administrative burden, improve patient-provider relationships, and drive overall better healthcare quality at a lower cost. Specifically, the proposed changes to the Quality Payment Program would remove “low-value” quality measures and enhance the Promoting...


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CMS Adds CHIO Position to Support Patient Engagement Tech Push

CMS will be adding a chief health informatics officer (CHIO) to its leadership team in an effort to support the agency’s patient engagement and health IT initiatives, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma.

This...

Consumer-Centric Healthcare Lags Amid Value-Based Care Priorities

Healthcare organizations aren’t making much progress in becoming more consumer-centric, even as industry forces are calling for better patient engagement and activation in healthcare, according to a recent report from healthcare consultant...

FDA: Patient Access to OTC Drugs to Cut Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

A draft guidance from FDA will help patients navigate over-the-counter (OTC) drug alternatives for some of their usual, prescription chronic disease management drugs. Ideally, this will promote patient choice in their own medications and...

Patient Advocates Call for Drug Price Transparency in HHS Blueprint

The Department of Health & Human Services’ plans to reduce out-of-pocket patient costs and address rising drug costs is on the right track, but requires some fixes to better guide patients when purchasing their medications, according to a...

How to Drive Provider Buy-In for Telehealth, Virtual Care Tools

Patients and providers both agree that telehealth use and virtual care adoption will improve the patient experience, but providers are still slow to adopt these tools, according to a recent Deloitte report. Organizational leaders must...

Funding Deal to Address Provider Shortage, Patient Care Access

LA Care Health Plan has committed $31 million to creating programs that would funnel more doctors into high-risk patient populations, ideally closing patient care access gaps that are cropping up amidst the provider shortage.

The...

How Dose Packaging Improves Medication Adherence in Chronic Care

When it comes to consumer engagement with a certain product, it’s all in the packaging. The same rings true in healthcare, as more medical professionals are considering dose packaging to help improve medication adherence and patient...

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