PatientEngagementHIT
  • 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...

  • President Signs VA Mission Act Into Law, Extends VA Choice Program

    June 7, 2018 - President Trump has signed the VA Mission Act into law, cementing the agency’s plans to overhaul the Veterans Choice Program and other community health programs across the country. The $5.2 billion legislation is part of the Administration’s efforts to support the VA and veterans, Trump said in a statement announcing the bill’s passage into law. “In every generation...


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VA Patient Appointment Schedule Tool Receives GAO Approval

The VA’s patient appointment scheduling system meets all of the standards outlined in the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016, according to an analysis from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The analysis reviewed a pilot project...

How Digital Patient Outreach Tools Boost Preventive Care Visits

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,...

Health Payers See High Patient Satisfaction Despite Cost Concerns

Despite high patient satisfaction with health payers, most healthcare consumers associate high healthcare costs with the insurance market, according to a recent survey from Survata on behalf of HealthEdge. The survey of nearly 2,500 patients...

FDA Recommits to Patient-Centered Care, Patient Access to Care

The FDA is continuing its efforts for patient-centered care, releasing two separate statements focused on incorporating patient voice into medical product development and improving patient access to affordable drugs. The first statement outlined...

CMS Hits Pause on Patient Satisfaction Star Ratings Updates

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...

Patient Rounding Tech Gains Popularity, Boosts Patient Satisfaction

Patient rounding tools are on the rise, as healthcare organizations go digital while looking for strategies to streamline hospital management and improve patient satisfaction, according to a recent KLAS report. Patient rounding calls on providers...

HUD Addresses Housing Quality, Social Determinants of Health

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has reached an agreement with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) that aims to make housing and living conditions healthier for residents, addressing a key social determinant of health....

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