PatientEngagementHIT
  • As 2019 Nears, Experts Look to Consumer-Centric Health IT

    December 17, 2018 - As health IT professionals look at ahead to 2019, they should expect an ecosystem that is consumer-centric and that reflects the patient-centricity that so defines chronic disease and care management, according to Chris Zant, the digital leader for Life Sciences at Deloitte. The app store has long been home to thousands of tools targeted at improving patient engagement, explained Zant,...

  • Insured Patients See High Premiums, Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

    December 13, 2018 - Middle-income families spend 11 percent of their annual incomes on out-of-pocket healthcare costs and insurance premiums and deductibles, according to a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund. Using data from the federal Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Insurance Component (MEPS – IC), the researchers looked at non-elderly adults with employer-sponsored healthcare....

  • 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...


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PA State Policies Push for Patient Care Access, Opioid Treatment

Healthcare providers and policymakers in Pennsylvania have successfully improved patient care access for opioid addiction treatments, according to a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA), Pennsylvania Medical Society...

Patient Experience Drives Patient Loyalty Over Standard Marketing

Positive patient experiences trump traditional marketing tools when it comes to building patient loyalty, according to the latest from healthcare consulting firm Press Ganey. In fact, patients are five times more likely to select a...

How Health Coaches Improve Wearable Tech Use in Chronic Care

Integrating health coaches into chronic care management plans will increase the value of wearable technology and patient-generated health data (PGHD), according to a recent HIMSS report. The report, which featured results from a survey of...

As 2019 Nears, Experts Look to Consumer-Centric Health IT

As health IT professionals look at ahead to 2019, they should expect an ecosystem that is consumer-centric and that reflects the patient-centricity that so defines chronic disease and care management, according to Chris Zant, the digital...

VA Pushes Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Data Access

Two recent announcements out of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highlight the agency’s push toward more patient-centered care, including improving patient safety and patient data access. The most recent announcement pertains...

Insured Patients See High Premiums, Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

Middle-income families spend 11 percent of their annual incomes on out-of-pocket healthcare costs and insurance premiums and deductibles, according to a recent report from the Commonwealth Fund. Using data from the federal Medical...

HHS Issues RFI for HIPAA Improvements, Care Coordination

The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a request for information (RFI) on how to improve HIPAA regulations that would foster patient-centered care, care coordination, and patient data access all while protecting patient...

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