PatientEngagementHIT
  • How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

    September 19, 2018 - With the healthcare industry embracing value-based care models, it will be important for providers to push for overall patient wellness. To that end, providers must help their patients adopt new healthy behaviors, a goal that is largely achievable with effective health coach strategies. The responsibility of health coaching will be increasingly placed on clinicians, according to...

  • Building Healthcare Partnerships to Drive Beneficiary Engagement

    September 17, 2018 - When it comes to beneficiary engagement, healthcare payers cannot go it alone. Strong healthcare partnerships with plan members, community stakeholders, and providers help payers understand the best avenues for member outreach. This much became clear to Krista Beckwith, the director of population health at Colorado Access, a regional organization for Health First Colorado...

  • CMS Announces Patient Navigator Funding, Enrollment Changes

    September 13, 2018 - CMS has announced the recipients of $10 million grant funding for patient navigator programs, considerably slashing the resources states will have to connect patients with comprehensive health insurance. The patient navigator program was developed as a part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Per the law, state exchanges must set up patient navigator services that help patients...

  • Low Health Literacy Costly for Payers, Health Plan Simplification Needed

    September 13, 2018 - Low patient health literacy costs US healthcare payers nearly $4.8 billion in administrative costs each year, suggesting a need for health plan simplification, according to a new report from Accenture. While it is important for healthcare professionals to ensure patients are knowledgeable and engaged enough to interact with the medical and payer industry, it is also incumbent upon...


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NIH Funds Center for Chronic Disease Management Research

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a research facility targeted at supporting patient engagement in chronic disease management. The Promoting...

Health Pros Nudge Senate Toward Care Quality, Price Transparency

Healthcare policymakers are hearing from industry leaders about how they can support better care quality and price transparency tools aimed at helping patients make informed decisions about their care. At a hearing of the Senate Committee...

How Can Health Pros Measure Rural Patient Access to Care?

A new report from the National Quality Forum Measure Applications Partnership underscores the importance of quality measures targeted specifically at rural health and patient access to care. The report focuses on the matters that are most...

How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

With the healthcare industry embracing value-based care models, it will be important for providers to push for overall patient wellness. To that end, providers must help their patients adopt new healthy behaviors, a goal that is largely...

Health Payer Coverage Access Cuts Patient Financial Strains

Patient access to comprehensive health payer coverage has reduced patients’ financial strains, according to new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation. As patients gain access to...

Could Patient-Provider Relationships Reduce Provider Burnout?

Focusing on patient-provider relationships and strategies to address the social determinants of health could help reduce provider burnout, but current care models do not always allow for that, according to the Physicians Foundation’s...

Payers, Purchasers Must Guarantee Mental Health Access Parity

When compared to access opportunities for physical health treatment, mental health access leaves something to be desired, according to a recent report from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Healthcare payers and...

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