PatientEngagementHIT
  • Patients Satisfied with Apple Health Records, Data Access

    January 15, 2019 - Seventy-eight percent of patients are satisfied with Apple Health Records, the tech giant’s foray into EHR and patient engagement technology, according to data from the University of California San Diego. The data, published in a research note in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at initial patient perceptions of Apple Health Records. Apple launched its...

  • Verma: Price Transparency Rule Critical First Step for CMS

    January 14, 2019 - Healthcare organizations may only need to post chargemaster lists online for now, but that doesn’t mean they can’t create their own initiatives to improve price transparency, said CMS Administrator Seema Verma in a press call last week. The call came following significant press coverage of a new CMS policy that requires hospitals to publicly post their chargemaster prices...

  • ONC: After EHR Adoption, Patient Data Access, Exchange Are Key

    January 10, 2019 - Although the US healthcare industry has nearly ubiquitously transitioned to EHRs and other electronic documentation, challenges remain for patient data access, according to the 2018 ONC Annual Report to Congress. The report, presented to Congress at the end of last year, outlined some of the progress made since EHRs became a mainstay in healthcare. Since 2015, EHR use and patient...

  • Out-of-Pocket Insurance Costs Challenge Pre-Medicare Patients

    January 9, 2019 - The out-of-pocket costs of health insurance coverage is daunting for older adults who don’t yet qualify for Medicare, posing insurance and treatment access issues for this population, according to a recent AARP/University of Michigan poll. The poll, which included responses from just over 1,000 pre-Medicare-age patients ages 50 to 64, revealed that the high cost of health...


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Patient Care Access Efforts Zero in on Opioid Crisis

Colorado is making strides in improving patient access to opioid treatment, but will require further progress to truly address the opioid crisis, according to a spotlight analysis of the state by Manatt Health in partnership with the...

Medicare Part B Drug Plan Could Raise Out-of-Pocket Patient Costs

An HHS proposal to shift some Medicare Part B drugs to Medicare Part D may decrease overall drug spending, but it could increase out-of-pocket patient costs, data suggests. The HHS proposal would shift Part B drugs to Part D prescription...

Kaiser Permanente Unveils Housing Program to Address SDOH

New community health programs from Kaiser Permanente aim to address the homelessness issue that affects the Oakland, California, area as a part of the health system’s efforts to address the social determinants of health (SDOH). In a...

In-Clinic Patient Education Videos Improve Vaccination Rates

Patient education videos delivered inside the clinic or doctor’s office can help increase the number of patients accessing certain vaccinations or other preventive care services, according to new data from the Regenstrief...

Patient Education About Patient Portals Key for Self-Knowledge

Patient health literacy and knowledge about their own medical information leaves a lot to be desired, leading to calls for better patient education about patient portal and data access, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Global on...

Patients Satisfied with Apple Health Records, Data Access

Seventy-eight percent of patients are satisfied with Apple Health Records, the tech giant’s foray into EHR and patient engagement technology, according to data from the University of California San Diego. The data, published in a...

Stanford Children’s Health Plans 2,500 Telehealth Visits for 2019

Stanford Children’s Health has vowed to double its telehealth appointments in 2019 in an effort to increasing convenient patient care access, according to a health system announcement. Over the past decade, telehealth has emerged as...

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