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  • VR in Healthcare Reduces Patient Fears, Ups Care Experience

    July 26, 2017 - In a hematology clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Amy Dunn, MD, can administer an intravenous treatment to one of her pediatric patients with hemophilia, completely fear-free. This care experience is thanks to virtual reality (VR) in healthcare, which can make needle sticks in children less stressful and maybe even – dare we say it – fun. VR has not only helped enhance...

  • 5 Patient Engagement Terms Shaping Value-Based Care

    July 24, 2017 - Healthcare professionals are increasingly adopting value-based care models, and turning to strong patient engagement tactics to drive success. However, the language used in patient engagement and value-based care discussions is sometimes nebulous, difficult to understand, or overlapping with other industry keywords. In alphabetical order, PatientEngagementHIT.com defines the latest patient...

  • Using Risk Stratification in Patient Engagement Strategies

    July 19, 2017 - As healthcare professionals continue to develop meaningful patient engagement strategies, they should consider using risk stratification to determine how and with which patients providers will engage. Risk stratification is “the process of assigning a health risk status to a patient, and using the patient’s risk status to direct and improve care,” according to the American...

  • What is Different Between Patient Experience, Satisfaction?

    July 11, 2017 - Patient experience and patient satisfaction are healthcare terms that are too often used interchangeably. Although they appear to be synonymous – a patient’s hospital experience should be satisfactory, one might assume – they are in fact separate terms that have entirely different meanings to healthcare professionals. The difference between patient experience and patient...


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House Bill Taps Medical Scribes to Support Patient Engagement

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow VA clinicians to shift their focuses from the EHR onto driving stronger patient engagement, aiding a better care experience. The VA Medical Scribes Pilot Act of 2017 (HR 1848) calls...

VR in Healthcare Reduces Patient Fears, Ups Care Experience

In a hematology clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Amy Dunn, MD, can administer an intravenous treatment to one of her pediatric patients with hemophilia, completely fear-free. This care experience is thanks to virtual reality (VR)...

Nurse Communication, Teamwork to Boost Care Experience Scores

Healthcare organizations must identify evidence-based strategies to support nurse communications and patient perceptions of caregiver teamwork to improve on patient care experience scores, concluded a new Press Ganey report obtained in an email....

GAO Comments on HHS Efforts to Drive Patient Portal Use

HHS should re-evaluate its campaigns to drive patient portal use and access to health data, said a Government Accountability Office (GAO) representative in the agency’s Watchdog Report blog late last week. The blog post featured GAO healthcare...

How Healthcare Orgs Offer Price Transparency to Patients

Offering price transparency to patients is a rising priority in the healthcare industry. As more patients face high out-of-pocket costs, they are looking to manage their own healthcare spending. Industry experts acknowledge that notifying patients...

5 Patient Engagement Terms Shaping Value-Based Care

Healthcare professionals are increasingly adopting value-based care models, and turning to strong patient engagement tactics to drive success. However, the language used in patient engagement and value-based care discussions is sometimes nebulous,...

How mHealth Apps Drive Patient Behavior Change, Motivation

mHealth apps targeted toward weight loss must leverage strong educational features to help frame patient attitudes regarding healthy eating to drive patient behavior change and motivation, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical...

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