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Does Patient Trust in Clinicians Improve Patient Satisfaction?

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Patients who have more trust in their clinicians have better perceptions about the quality of the care they received and have higher patient satisfaction levels, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One. In the age of patient-centered...

Using At-Home Treatment to Drive Patient Satisfaction, Access

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At-home interactive voice recognition (IVR) therapies may be effective in improving chronic conditions without medication, driving various aspects of patient engagement (i.e. treatment access, feasibility, patient satisfaction), according to...

$1M Grant to Increase Patient Access to Free Clinic Care

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The CVS Health Foundation has awarded a total of $1 million in grant funding to the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), ultimately aiding 33 free health clinics across the country. These grants are geared toward improving...

Seamless Appointment Scheduling Fuels Patient Satisfaction

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In the age of patient-centered care and strong patient care priorities, healthcare organizations must focus on creating a seamless and satisfying experience for patients. A positive patient experience starts with the appointment scheduling process,...

33% of Primary Care Providers Also Deliver Palliative Care

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About one-third of primary care physicians offer palliative care services, allaying some concern about a growing senior patient population and a shrinking palliative care workforce, according to research published in the Journal of the American...

Industry Deals Drive Patient Care Access, Provider Training

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Healthcare professional societies and other stakeholders are partnering to increase clinical education and input to drive more patient healthcare access. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) recently announced its partnership...

Targeted Approach Key for Older Adult Patient Portal Adoption

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Healthcare organizations need patient portal adoption campaigns tailored to older patients to create a more robust portal buy-in, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. This is necessary regardless of a patient’s...

MGH, Healthwise Partner for Shared Decision-Making Program

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Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has partnered with non-profit Healthwise to create the Informed Medical Decisions Program (IMDP) to support shared decision-making in patient engagement. The IMDP has received $2 million initial funding from...

Ridesharing Deal to Drive Timely Patient Healthcare Access

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Lyft and American Medical Response (AMR) have partnered to provide easier transportation and healthcare access for patients receiving outpatient treatment. The partnership will support AMR’s One Call program, which allows patients to call...

Building Successful Healthcare Patient Advisory Councils

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Patient-centered care is a key component of current health system goals. But amidst patient portals, mHealth engagement apps, and patient satisfaction surveys, how can providers make sure these efforts truly serve the patient? For some healthcare...

Patient Support Groups Drive Medication Adherence, Empowerment

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Patient support groups are a helpful strategy for improving patient health literacy and empowerment, ultimately leading to better health decisions and improved medication adherence, according to research published in the American Journal of Managed...

How Hospital Administration Tech Drives Patient Satisfaction

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In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, more healthcare organizations are seeing reimbursements tied to quality measures, such as patient satisfaction and experience. But making sure patient satisfaction data yields positive reimbursements...

CMS Primary Care Models Drive Modest Patient Experience Gains

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Primary care medical home models, such as the CMS Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, have a modestly positive effect on patient experience scores, highlighting the value of these programs for improving patient care, according to a study...

Medicaid Patient Healthcare Access on Par with Private Plans

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Medicaid-covered patients experience near equal healthcare access when compared to their privately-insured counterparts, according to a data note from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). “Given Medicaid’s major coverage role and the...

CMS Accepting CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications

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CMS is now accepting vendor applications for the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) surveys for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency will collect these applications until April 30. “The...

Convenient Telemedicine Access Reduces Travel, Healthcare Costs

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Convenient telemedicine can save patients time and money, with these services producing over $100 in travel time cost savings, according to experts from the University of California Davis. Researchers, led by Chief of the UC Davis Division of...

mHealth Apps Offer Patient-Centered, Convenient Recovery Care

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mHealth apps are helpful in reducing in-person care after surgery, presenting a viable patient-centered and convenient option for patients during post-operative follow-up care, according to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery. Offering convenient...

Physician Shortage Drives Wait Times, Harms Patient Care Access

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Doctors’ appointment wait times have increased by 30 percent since 2014, likely due to a growing number of insured patients and resulting physician shortages, according to a Merritt Hawkins survey. The survey of physician practices in 30...

Hospital Execs Keep Focus on Patient Engagement, Experience

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Better patient engagement and consumer satisfaction remain among the top priorities for C-suite hospital executives, according to the 2017 C-suite survey from Premier, Inc. The survey of 63 healthcare executives revealed that healthcare organizations...

Clinical Trial Finder to Boost Patient Participation in Trials

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The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) has launched a brain tumor clinical trial finder to help boost patient participation in treatment development. Brain tumor clinical trials have seen limited patient engagement in recent years, likely because...

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