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Cancer Care Groups Partner for Better Patient Navigator Services

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The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have formed a strategic national partnership to create comprehensive access to quality patient navigator services. The National Alliance Partnership...

How Healthcare Bias Affects Patient-Provider Relationships

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Patient and clinician biases and judgements can have a considerable impact on patient care, between how patients access care to patient-provider relationships, according to a recent WebMD survey. The survey of over 1,000 patients and 1,100 providers...

Patient-Provider Communications Suffer from Language Gap Issues

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There is a significant language gap between patients and providers, making it hard for patients with limited English proficiency to have meaningful patient-provider communications, according to a recent survey assessment from Doximity. The survey...

How Digital Bill Pay Aids Patient Financial Responsibility

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Healthcare professionals are looking for strategies to streamline bill pay processes as patient financial responsibility continues to increase in the industry. Digital bill pay can help organizations improve the consumer bill pay experience....

CVS Deal to Support Affordable Drugs, Patient Treatment Access

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CVS Health and Epic Systems have announced a partnership for improving visibility of low-cost drug alternatives. The strategy should help patients overcome high drug costs barriers, which can often prohibit patient treatment access. CVS Health...

Improving Patient Satisfaction, Communication in 5 Minutes

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Improving patient satisfaction in the hospital setting can take as little as five minutes, according to researchers from the University of Virginia Health System. Using five minutes to discuss patient well-being and symptoms is enough to improve...

VA Sends Congress Draft Proposal for Veterans Choice Program

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The Department of Veterans Affairs presented its Veterans Coordinated Access & Rewarding Experiences (CARE) Act to the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. The proposed draft is a Veterans Choice Program revamp that gets rid of the...

RWJF Funds Population Health, Community Health Outreach Office

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NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health will create an Office for Enhancing Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health using grant funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The $800,000 grant will help NYU Langone...

Determining the Next Steps Following Patient Portal Adoption

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Following two major regulatory pushes and widespread patient portal adoption in healthcare organizations nationwide, one question remains to be answered: What’s next? In the wake of meaningful use requirements and patient engagement parameters...

FDA Holds First Patient Engagement Advisory Committee Meeting

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FDA held its first Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 11, aiming to engage patients and caregivers in discussions regarding FDA’s regulatory activities. “The FDA’s work requires us to...

Patient Goals, Priorities Key for Chronic Disease Management

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Taking a holistic, patient-centric approach to wellness is crucial to chronic disease management, according to recent research from the Christensen Institute. The paper argues that goal-setting outside of health outcomes will support a path toward...

Patient Access to Health Data, Patient Portal Use Increases

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Patient access to health data is becoming a lot easier, but according to experts from AHIMA there is still some work to be done. In a survey presented at AHIMA’s 89th Annual Convention & Exhibit, researchers discussed the growing prevalence...

eClinicalWorks Patient Portal Integrates OpenNotes Data Access

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EHR and patient portal vendor eClinicalWorks now supports OpenNotes on its patient-facing technology, offering patients the ability to view their clinician notes on the portal. The move will allow the nearly 130,000 clinicians using the eClinicalWorks...

Driving Positive Patient Experiences During Patient Safety Events

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Communication-and-resolution programs (CRPs) are essential for preserving positive patient experiences following hospital-related injuries or adverse patient safety events. However, not all hospitals are meeting patient expectations in this area,...

Patients Concerned About Financial Responsibility, Health Costs

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Growing patient financial responsibility and health costs are key concerns for patients, with 90 percent expressing worry about affording their own treatments, according to the 2017 Physicians Foundation Patient Survey. The biennial survey of...

Tapping Non-Physician Clinicians to Address Patient Care Access

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The healthcare industry faces a pressing physician shortage issue that is shaping up to harm quality patient care access. Industry leaders should look to non-physician clinicians, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, to close...

How Do Patients Define Quality on Health Information Websites?

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Healthcare professionals must understand patient preferences for quality with regard to online health information websites, according to a group of Saint Louis University researchers. Understanding how patients find online health information...

How Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs Impact Patient Treatment Access

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The rising cost of healthcare is a fundamental impediment to patient treatment access. As drug costs continue to climb, patients are seeing limited opportunity to access the medications and therapies necessary to overcome their health conditions....

FDA Must Clarify Outcomes Data Use in Expanded Access Drug Program

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FDA must communicate clearer intent for outcomes data use in its expanded access program. This will ensure that drug manufacturers participate in the program and offer broader treatment access to extremely sick patients, according to a new Government...

Education, Clear Healthcare Navigation Next Steps in Patient Care

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Industry professionals must find ways to meet patient preferences by making healthcare navigation easier and more convenient, according to a recent survey from United Healthcare. The survey of over 1,000 adult patients revealed that healthcare...

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