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Can Yelp Online Patient Reviews Inform Practice Improvements?

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When it comes to acute care needs, not all care sites are viewed equally, according to new data from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Urgent care centers and emergency departments (EDs) both yield patient...

More Family Engagement, Support Needed for Family Caregivers

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As patients continue to age into retirement, the healthcare industry will see increased need to support family caregivers and drive family engagement, recent data shows. Specifically, family caregivers feel like they aren’t...

Physician Primary Care Visits Make Way for Visits with PAs, NPs

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Fewer patients are visiting their primary care physicians, opting instead for visits with nurse practitioners and physician assistants, according to a recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI). Office visits to primary care...

Value-Based Care Drives Preventive Care, Care Management

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Patients receiving care from a doctor in a value-based care model tend to experience better quality care, receive more preventive care, and yield higher medication adherence and adherence to chronic disease management plans, according to a...

Benefits of Patient Data Access Outweigh Provider Misgivings

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Patient data access has taken center stage in the healthcare industry. Policymakers agree that full data access is a fundamental patient right. Providers assert that patients who access their own health information will be better informed...

Health Tech Group Aims to Improve Medicaid Patient Access to Care

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A group of over healthcare technology CEOs are partnering to help expand patient access to care and patient engagement tools, forming Health Tech 4 Medicaid (HT4M). The organization, which consists of leaders from some of the biggest...

As Connected Health Use Grows, Value-Based Care Models Must Follow

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Healthcare organizations across the country are using connected health and mHealth tools to help them tackle the challenges associated with value-based care. But as more organizations continue their shifts away from fee-for-service...

FDA Updates Expanded Access Program to Boost Patient Experiences

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The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is making updates to its expanded access (EA) program to improve patient experiences in the program and streamline administrative hurdles. The FDA’s expanded access program is intended for...

Telehealth Emerging as Value-Based Care Patient Engagement Tech

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Telehealth is becoming more than just a tool to increase remote patient access to care. In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, telehealth technology is emerging as a tool to support patient self-management, according to a new...

FDA MyStudies App to Integrate Patient Data into Clinical Trials

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The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled its MyStudies app, a tool aimed at collecting patient-generated health data (PGHD) and other information to inform regulatory decision-making and clinical trial development. As the healthcare...

Patient Safety Takes a Hit as Nursing Conditions Remain Stagnant

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Healthcare organizations are making little headway in improving nurse working conditions, and patient safety is suffering as a result, according to new data from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The report, published in...

How Do Mobile Health Clinics Impact Patient Access to Care?

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Across the country, patients living in health deserts suffer from limited care access and other socioeconomic barriers to healthcare. But mobile health clinics are changing that, driving better patient access to care by pulling right into...

AHA: OPPS Site-Neutral Payments to Hinder Patient Access to Care

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The American Hospital Association did not mince words when commenting on the site-neutral payment provisions included in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). Implementing site-neutral payment is set to harm hospitals...

Price Transparency Essential to Lower Out-of-Pocket Patient Costs

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Price transparency and clarity within the chronic care management medication supply chain will be essential for reducing out-of-pocket patient costs, according to a new report from the Congressional Diabetes Caucus. The report, which...

CMS Updates Aim to Improve Patient-Centered Care, Care Access

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a slew of final rules aimed at reducing administrative simplification and improving patient-centered care. Late last week, CMS finalized its 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS),...

Using Patient Education Technology to Combat Opioid Misuse

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Throughout the nation, healthcare professionals are working to tackle the opioid crisis. On the one hand, clinicians understand that prescribing these pills can contribute to addiction. On the other, clinicians want patients to be able to...

Focus on Social Determinants of Health, Health Equity Grows

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University medical and public health schools are investing in community health groups working to address issues of health equity and the social determinants of health. At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health...

Patient Engagement Key Healthcare Innovation Trend, CHIME Says

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Healthcare organizations are making improvements in patient portal optimization and inpatient patient engagement tools, but more work needs to be done to personalize the patient experience, according to the CHIME Most Wired Trends...

Retirees Need More Savings for Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

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Retired Medicare beneficiaries need to see their savings accounts swell by 9 percent if they want to cover their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, according to new data from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Those...

Understanding Population Needs to Target Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Instead, organizations should consider the different needs and preferences of their populations to target their patient engagement initiatives, according to a new report from Deloitte...

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