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NYU Unveils Dashboard Displaying Social Determinants of Health

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The Department of Population Health at NYU Langone has recently launched its City Health Dashboard, which aims to display financial and social data about communities in the country’s 500 largest cities. Specifically, this dashboard aims...

CMS Updates Drug Price Dashboard to Improve Price Transparency

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CMS has updated its drug pricing dashboards to better reflect the price transparency ideals stated in President Trump’s recent address on drug pricing and out-of-pocket patient costs. The updates will highlight year-over-year spending,...

Health Record Copying Fees May Hinder Patient Health Data Access

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High record copying fees and other out-of-pocket costs may be a deterrent for patient health data access, with some providers charging fees for chronically ill patients or third parties that are prohibitive, according to a recent report from...

How One Doc Uses Cartoons to Address Social Determinants of Health

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On social media and in the healthcare space, Anita Ravi, MD, is largely known for her patient advocacy and cartoon work depicting the social determinants of health (SDOH) for vulnerable patients and how providers must address those factors to...

What are the Top Barriers to Patient Portal Adoption, Use?

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As a fundamental patient engagement technology with numerous reimbursement payments tied to its adoption, providers have long searched for the secret sauce to facilitate high patient portal use. Medical professionals not only aim to meet meaningful...

Patient Worry About Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs at All-Time High

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Few patients are confident they can afford an expensive medical bill, as high out-of-pocket healthcare costs continue to be a cause for patient concern, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund. This report was informed by a survey the...

Why Consumers Need Info About Diabetes Self-Management Apps

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Despite the plethora of diabetes self-management apps on the mHealth market, research regarding app efficacy for chronic disease management is left wanting, according to a recent study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)....

Raising Patient Satisfaction Scores as a Component of Quality Care

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At Nemours Children’s Health, improving patient satisfaction scores hasn’t been some long, tedious endeavor. Instead, it’s felt something like a game, engaging the competitive side of each of the health system’s doctors....

Trump Calls for Drug Price Transparency to Lower Patient Health Costs

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Drug price transparency and reducing out-of-pocket patient costs were at the forefront of President Donald Trump’s remarks on drug pricing today. “One of my greatest priorities is to reduce the price of prescription drugs. In many...

Doc Help Needed to Overcome High Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

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Patients are continuing to cite high out-of-pocket healthcare costs as significant barriers to care, putting more pressure on providers to identify and alleviate those problems, according to a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern....

Are Providers Responsible for the Social Determinants of Health?

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Medical professionals and other healthcare industry stakeholders need to develop strategies that allow clinicians to address the social determinants of health without adding to administrative burden and provider burnout, according to a recent...

Partnering with Advocates for Patient Engagement in Research

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Drug developers and medical groups can improve patient engagement in research by conducting research as an event programs, according to a paper published in Dove Medical Press. Research as an event allows medical researchers and drug developers...

Outlook Is Promising for Apple Health Records, Patient Data Access

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Most of the Apple Health Records early adopters have high hopes that the fruit will deliver better patient engagement and patient data access, according to a new KLAS performance report. However, there is room for pitfalls should Apple fail to...

Can Clinicians Test Patient Health Literacy in Patient Portal Use?

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Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a tool to help healthcare professionals test digital patient health literacy, as reported in a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Patient...

CMS Launches Rural Health Strategy for Patient Access to Care

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CMS has announced a first-of-its-kind new strategy to support patient access to care in rural regions. Currently, one in five patients live in a rural area, which are typically characterized by limited access to quality healthcare. Because of...

Change Healthcare Partnership to Round Out Good Patient Experiences

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Change Healthcare has joined forces with Adobe and Microsoft to streamline different patient touchpoints and optimize the patient experience, the companies announced at this year’s HLTH conference in Las Vegas, NV. The collaboration will...

House Presents Bill to Support Vets Choice, Patient Access to Care

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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has introduced legislation that would overhaul the Veterans Choice program and provide funding to prevent a patient access to care issue in the VA. The Veterans Affairs Maintaining Internal Systems and...

Verma: Value-Based Care Must Drive Patient-Centered Care

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Reducing administrative burden in value-based care models and allowing providers to focus on patient-centered care are key priorities at CMS, said agency Administrator Seema Verma in an address at this year’s American Hospital Association...

How NQF Frames Shared Decision-Making as a Standard of Care

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Shared decision-making has emerged as a key patient engagement strategy for healthcare professionals working to integrate their patients into the overall care team. The practice, which elicits patient preferences for key treatments for certain...

Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid to Enhance Patient Engagement Tools

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EHR vendor Allscripts has acquired HealthGrid, a provider of enterprise patient engagement solutions that help connect patients with their providers. The acquisition, which should be complete by the end of the second quarter of 2018, will allow...

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