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  • 64% of Patients Avoid Care Due to High Patient Healthcare Costs

    February 15, 2018 - Patients are delaying medical care or forgoing treatment altogether because of increasingly high patient healthcare costs, according to a recent survey conducted by 20|20 Research in partnership with CarePayment. Healthcare prices are rising despite unchanging utilization rates. And with patients increasingly purchasing high-deductible health plans (HDHPs), patients are footing the bill for...

  • Patient Access to Care Low for One-Third of Mental Health Patients

    February 14, 2018 - Only one-third of patients with a mental health diagnosis access some form of treatment, says a new dataset from Kaiser Permanente. These patient access to care issues affect different populations at higher rates, highlighting key care disparities across the mental healthcare spectrum. The research, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, looked at EHR and claims data for patients...

  • Overcoming the Top Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Challenges

    February 12, 2018 - Healthcare professionals are increasingly noting the value of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) to supporting patient-centered healthcare. But when it comes to PROMs challenges abound, keeping some organizations from fully integrating these measures into their patient engagement strategies. PROMs are a collection of surveys or measures that assess how a patient feels following a healthcare...

  • CHCs Weigh Cuts to Services, Patient Access to Care to Stay Afloat

    February 7, 2018 - Community health centers (CHCs), which have faced expired funding since the end of September, 2017, are starting to consider cutting key services that would put patient access to care in jeopardy, according to a recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation. These cuts would be a part of CHC efforts to stay afloat until the government reauthorizes full funding for the Community Health Center...


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Patient Education for Radiology, Imaging Exams Insufficient

Patients and family caregivers are not receiving adequate patient education and preparation prior to an imaging exam, according to research from the Radiology Society of North American (RSNA). The research, published in the journal Radiology,...

64% of Patients Avoid Care Due to High Patient Healthcare Costs

Patients are delaying medical care or forgoing treatment altogether because of increasingly high patient healthcare costs, according to a recent survey conducted by 20|20 Research in partnership with CarePayment. Healthcare prices are rising...

AMIA Outlines Data Use Guideline for Patient-Centered Care, PGHD

Community healthcare partnerships and the integration of the social determinants of health are on the horizon for patient-centered care, but require revamped data guidelines to become a reality, according to a new report from the American Medical...

NCQA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed HEDIS CAHPS Survey Changes

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is seeking public comments on its proposed changes to the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Sets (HEDIS) scores, including amendments to the HEDIS Health Plan CAHPS surveys. NCQA...

Patient Access to Care Low for One-Third of Mental Health Patients

Only one-third of patients with a mental health diagnosis access some form of treatment, says a new dataset from Kaiser Permanente. These patient access to care issues affect different populations at higher rates, highlighting key care disparities...

Healthcare Organizations Expect to Focus on Consumer Engagement

Consumer engagement is the name of the game for health payers and healthcare industry stakeholders, according to a recent report commissioned by Change Healthcare and the Health Care Executive Group (HCEG). The 8th Annual Industry Pulse report...

Transparent Patient-Provider Communication Reduces EHR Errors

The ability to acknowledge and be transparent about clinician EHR use is yet another skill clinicians need in their patient-provider communication toolbelts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Health...

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