PatientEngagementHIT
  • As Health IT Evolves, Patient-Provider Trust Remains Essential

    December 10, 2018 - When the stethoscope was invented in 1816, it was a revolutionary change in medicine. What was once an extremely detailed and intimate conversation between patient and provider suddenly had a new instrument separating them. But although this tool could have posed a threat to patient-provider trust turned out to be a boon for diagnostics and care quality. “The paradigm that came...

  • Using Patient-Provider Communication for Antibiotic Stewardship

    December 5, 2018 - As the healthcare industry continues to explore the meaning of quality in healthcare, an examination of antibiotic stewardship may come to the forefront. But as antibiotic prescriptions are shown to correlate with patient satisfaction, providers will need to lean on their patient-provider communication skills to address over-prescribing. Over-prescribing is prevalent in all areas of...

  • How ACO Patient Outreach Technology Supports Preventive Care

    December 3, 2018 - For Triad HealthCare Network, a North Carolina-based Next Generation accountable care organization (ACO), patient outreach is only a phone call away. Since its inception in 2012, the ACO has set its sights on better patient activation, especially as it relates to connecting patients with preventive screens like mammograms. After all, delivering preventive care is good for both meeting...

  • How Payers Use Data Analytics for Personalized Member Experience

    November 28, 2018 - As the health payer industry has continued its focus on improving patient engagement and member experience, experts have observed a need for more personalized and simplified medicine. And for Firdaus Bhathena, Chief Digital Officer at Aetna, the road to doing is paved with better data analytics. “You’ve probably never met anybody who said, ‘I love going to the...


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Payer Program Addresses Loneliness as Social Determinant of Health

Cigna is joining the fight against patient loneliness, a key social determinant of health, by offering a patient-facing survey and personalized health improvement recommendations on its website. Using a 10-question version of the UCLA...

As Health IT Evolves, Patient-Provider Trust Remains Essential

When the stethoscope was invented in 1816, it was a revolutionary change in medicine. What was once an extremely detailed and intimate conversation between patient and provider suddenly had a new instrument separating them. But although...

Low Patient Portal Use Sparks Calls for Patient Tech Education

Despite strong incentives and provider attempts to the contrary, few patients are actually using the patient portal, according to new data from researchers at the University of Michigan. Patient portals, which rose in popularity after...

AHIMA, AMIA: HIPAA Overhaul Needed for Patient Data Access

Updates to HIPAA, the decades old statute that regulates the flow of patient health information, could enable better patient data access and engaged use of that data, according to the American Health Information Management Association...

Promoting Patient Choice, Consumer-Centered Care HHS Priorities

Improving patient choice, cutting healthcare costs, and supporting consumer-centered care design are key action areas for the Department of Health & Human Services, the agency said in a recent report. The report, “Reforming...

AHA, AAMC Lawsuit Targets HHS Site-Neutral Payments, Patient Access

The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration advocating against the site-neutral payment rule included in the 2019 Outpatient...

Using Patient-Provider Communication for Antibiotic Stewardship

As the healthcare industry continues to explore the meaning of quality in healthcare, an examination of antibiotic stewardship may come to the forefront. But as antibiotic prescriptions are shown to correlate with patient satisfaction,...

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