PatientEngagementHIT
  • How APRN, PA Scope of Practice Changes Boost Patient Care Access

    June 20, 2018 - Overhauls to scope of practice (SOP) laws for advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) could improve practice efficiency and increase patient care access, according to a recent report from the Brookings Institute’s economic policy project, The Hamilton Project. SOP laws seek to regulate the practice authority for various clinicians, including APRNs, PAs,...

  • How Digital Patient Outreach Tools Boost Preventive Care Visits

    June 18, 2018 - For Dana Wolf, a quality programs lead at a South Carolina pediatric clinic, adopting text message-based patient outreach tools was like setting a slow cooker. Wolf and her team could onboard patients into the outreach system and, like clockwork, each patient and her parent or guardian would receive an appointment scheduling reminder. “It's a set it and forget it, like a Crock-Pot,”...

  • CMS Hits Pause on Patient Satisfaction Star Ratings Updates

    June 14, 2018 - CMS has announced it will delay updates to the patient satisfaction and Hospital Quality Star Ratings updates, which were slated to go live on the Hospital Compare website come July. This is the second time in recent months that the agency has decided to delay Star Ratings updates amid industry feedback that the Star Ratings methodology is not representative of true patient satisfaction. Last...

  • Exploring the Next Steps in Patient Data Access, Patient Health IT

    June 11, 2018 - Healthcare technology continues to loom large as a key part of the present-day healthcare puzzle. But as medical professionals employ EHRs and other tools to ideally make their jobs easier, the question of supporting patient data access has become incumbent. Healthcare technology is advancing in such a way that favors the patient, according to Micky Tripathi, CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth...


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CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Meeting for Patient Health Data Access

CMS will be hosting a Blue Button 2.0 developer conference slated to connect different health IT developers under the common cause of improving patient health data access, according to an agency announcement sent via email. The conference is...

Walgreens, Humana Partner for Senior Patient Access to Care

Humana and Walgreens have announced a partnership to bring pharmacy, primary care, and health plan wellness services under the same roof, ideally improving patient access to care for Medicare beneficiaries. The program will be a part of Humana’s...

Health Consumers Focus on Patient Wellness, Value-Based Care Access

Patients are increasingly embracing a holistic view of their own health, focusing on elements of overall patient wellness and mental health, according to a recent survey from Aetna. The Health Ambitions study, which included a survey of 1,000...

Real-Time Patient Experience Surveys Key for Practice Improvement

Point-of-care patient experience surveying tools might be the answer to many patient experience officers’ needs, although the technology currently has limited adoption, according to a new Chilmark Insight Report. Healthcare organizations...

How APRN, PA Scope of Practice Changes Boost Patient Care Access

Overhauls to scope of practice (SOP) laws for advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) and physician assistants (PAs) could improve practice efficiency and increase patient care access, according to a recent report from the Brookings Institute’s...

Do Wellness Programs Create Healthy Behavior Change in Patients?

As a part of the medical industry’s overall shift toward more value-based care, healthcare professionals are focusing on driving patient wellness. For payers, this means implementing wellness programs to promote healthy behavior change...

How Health Orgs Prepare for Senior Patients, Chronic Care Management

Healthcare organizations are stepping up to the plate when it comes to older adult care and chronic care management, according to a recent report from BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. The report, which was informed by an...

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