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Managing Online Patient Reviews to Drive Patient Satisfaction

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Online patient reviews are a significant concern for healthcare organizations. Online review websites are on the rise and are arguably a key measure of patient satisfaction, giving patients ample opportunity to provide feedback to the clinics...

Funding Aids FQHCs in Patient-Centered Medical Home Models

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Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) and safety net clinics can successfully reach patient-centered medical home (PCMH) designation with adequate government funding, according to a recent RAND Corporation report. The study, published in...

Using OpenNotes for Positive Impact on Patient Data Access

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It is difficult to discuss patient portals and patient data access without mentioning OpenNotes. OpenNotes was created in 2010 to allow patients to view their clinician notes using health technologies such as patient portals. Since then, OpenNotes...

What Drives Patient Trust in Online Medical Info Sources?

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Trustworthy patient-facing websites have the power to drive more patient education in the healthcare space. Usability, simplicity, and author authority all drive patient trust in online medical information sources, according to recent research....

ONC Adds Patient Education Materials to Patient Portal Guides

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ONC has partnered with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) to instruct clinicians in adding patient education materials into the patient portal.  The two agencies collaborated to add ODPHP’s myhealthfinder...

UCLA Program Drives Healthcare Access with Immigrant Docs

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The UCLA International Medical Graduate Program aims to assist legal immigrants in obtaining their US board certification and funnel more clinicians toward medically-underserved regions that want for healthcare access. The program enrolls legal...

Debunking 3 Common Patient Engagement Myths

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Numerous and often conflicting patient-centered care strategies have given rise to a number of patient engagement myths. More healthcare experts than ever are espousing their patient care knowledge, leading to nebulous assertions about which...

OpenNotes Sparks Patient-Centered Mental Health Treatment

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OpenNotes and patient data access have caused a shift toward patient-centered mental health treatment that providers are acutely aware of, according to recent research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. OpenNotes – the...

Simplifying Patient Safety Grades for Patient Decision-Making

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Hospital safety grade and patient experience reports are emerging as effective tools to aid patient decision-making about where to receive care. These tools need to be simple, succinct, and usable for the layman because they are patient-facing....

ICU Culture Key to Nurse Motivation in Family Engagement

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ICUs need to develop a culture around strong family involvement in care to drive nurse motivation in family engagement, according to research published in AACN Advanced Critical Care. The healthcare industry is increasingly recognizing the role...

77% of Patients Want Access to Virtual Care, Telehealth

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Patient demand for virtual care and telehealth access is high despite some provider viewpoints, according to recent data from the Advisory Board. The Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey, which included over 5,000 patients across the country,...

Patient Engagement Requirements by Private, Public Payers

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Although patient-centered care relies on positive patient-provider relationships, various private payers and public insurers face differing patient engagement requirements. Providers may see different incentive payments based upon a patient’s...

AHA-Backed Doc Shortage Bills Drive Patient Access to Care

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The AHA has given its seal of approval on a new Senate bill to reduce doctor shortages that could have adverse effects on patient access to care. The Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act (S.1301) serves as companion legislation to a similar...

Patient Input Vital for Meaningful Value-Based Care Measures

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As healthcare continues a value-based, patient-centered trajectory, industry experts must consider patient input in value-based care measures. While healthcare stakeholders know that patient input is a key determinant of quality healthcare, the...

Fewer Vitals Checks Boosts Patient Sleep, Hospital Experience

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Hospitals can improve patient sleep quality and hospital experience by leaving patients undisturbed during resting hours and only checking vital signs when clinically necessary, according to research published in the journal Patient Experience....

3 Steps to Improving Appointment Scheduling for Patients

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Ensuring seamless appointment scheduling for patients is a critical part of getting patients in the office door and engaging with their healthcare. However, healthcare organizations are falling short on this front, highlighting a need for appointment...

Health Consumers Want Digital Patient Payments from Providers

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Payers and providers should consider adopting digital patient payments to meet increasing consumer demand in healthcare, according to a recent InstaMed report. The 2016 Trends in Healthcare Payments Annual Report surveyed thousands of consumers,...

Using Social Determinants of Health in Patient-Centered Care

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The social determinants of health (SDOH) are becoming increasingly relevant in the healthcare space. As the healthcare industry continues toward patient-centered care, experts are exploring patient health outside of the hospital’s four...

Time, Personnel Issues Top Patient Engagement Strategy Barriers

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Time is a significant patient engagement strategy barrier for 63 percent of healthcare organizations, according to a recent NEJM Catalyst survey. The survey of 555 healthcare executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians, targeted barriers to...

Using Microhospitals to Support Patient Emergency Care Access

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Microhospitals are proving that in healthcare, bigger isn’t always better. Healthcare organizations are turning to these new facilities to expand patient access to emergency care as part of their efforts to meet increasing consumer needs....

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