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How HIPAA Regulations Can Encourage Caregiver, Family Engagement

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Being a patient does not have to be a solo experience. Many patients benefit from caregiver and family engagement - and many providers encourage collaborative decision-making.   While HIPAA regulations exist to secure the rights of...

Why Understanding Low Medication Adherence is a Team Effort

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It is problematic when any patient doesn’t take a life-saving medication, but it is downright scary when more than two-thirds of HIV positive Medicaid patients have low medication adherence, according to Keith Dunn, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE....

Financial Incentives Encourage HIV Patients to Access Treatment

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Patients become more likely to access treatment when there is money to be gained, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. These recent findings add to the growing literature indicating that financial...

How Housing Support Addresses the Social Determinants of Health

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Housing insecurity is a critical social determinant of health, demanding the attention of healthcare industry professionals, according to a new guidebook from the American Hospital Association (AHA). The report specifically focuses on housing...

3 Lessons from Retail to Enhance Consumer-Centered Healthcare

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In the wake of increased out-of-pocket patient spending and value-based care initiatives, the medical industry is embracing the importance of consumer-centered healthcare. Patients are being viewed as key stakeholders in their own care because...

Does Patient Portal Secure Messaging Prompt More Office Visits?

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Patient portals have long been championed as the new and innovative strategy for improving patient engagement and access to quality healthcare. Patients can communicate with their providers about health concerns using secure messaging and become...

Using Community Health Partnerships to Address Social Needs

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In the city of McCook, Nebraska, paramedics visit the homes of patients recently released from the hospital, checking in on their health needs and making sure patients’ homes are suitable for recovery. This community health partnership...

5 Ways to Improve Medication Adherence in Chronic Care Patients

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One of the more difficult aspects of medicine may also be one of the most important: putting care and medication plans in the patient’s hands. Chronic illness patients don’t always follow their care management plans, making it imperative...

What are Healthcare Navigators, Patient-Centered Care Benefits?

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Healthcare navigators are like the industry’s version of a car GPS. They help patients get from place to place in a healthcare system that can often be difficult to understand. But unlike GPS, healthcare navigators are not necessarily helping...

How Community Health Centers Support Patient-Centered Care

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Each year, HHS celebrates Community Health Centers week. It is a time where the agency recognizes the impact community health centers have on patient-centered care and how they promote access to care in vulnerable or medically underserved populations....

How to Reconcile Quality Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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In some hospitals, patients can walk in to see a harpist playing in the lobby. Other hospitals let patients have the Sunday paper delivered right to their bedside. Although seemingly luxurious, these amenities have actually sparked a debate in...

CMS Hospice Compare Site Displays Patient Satisfaction Scores

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CMS has released its Hospice Compare website to help patients and their families make care decisions based on quality and patient satisfaction data. CMS is displaying quality of care and patient satisfaction information in an easy-to-understand...

Are Health Orgs Doing Enough to Support Consumer Experience?

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When it comes to driving patient and consumer experience, healthcare organizations aren’t up to snuff, reported Kaufman Hall in the findings in its 2017 State of Consumerism survey. Consumers are benefitting from an increasingly convenient...

Low Broadband Access Stunts Patient Portal Use, Health Equity

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Limited broadband access quells patient portal use and health equity, underscoring broadband as a key social determinant of health, according to research published in JAMIA. Healthcare professionals have long praised patient portals as the catalyst...

Top 3 Facts About Patient Engagement Policy Requirements

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Patient engagement may be a key factor in the shift toward consumer- and patient-centered care, but it also has an important place in the policy requirements that are driving the healthcare industry. From the CMS EHR Incentive Programs, MACRA,...

Retail Clinic Access Bumps Patients Receiving Flu Shots Rate

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Allowing pharmacists to give immunizations in the retail clinic offers a more convenient option for healthcare consumers, helping to increase the rate of patients receiving flu shots, according to research from the National Association of Drug...

Top 4 Patient Motivation Techniques for Health Improvement

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Creating a diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan is only half the battle for doctors; actually getting patients to follow through is its own beast. Providers can better achieve overall patient wellness by using a set of patient motivation...

Money Woes, Out-of-Pocket Patient Costs Limit Cancer Care

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Sixteen percent of healthcare consumers are experiencing high or overwhelming financial distress as a result of high out-of-pocket patient costs for cancer care. This can ultimately impact patient willingness or ability to access treatment, according...

Strategy Joins ED, PCPs to Drive Rural Patient Access to Care

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Strong partnership and care coordination between primary care providers and emergency departments could improve population health and patient access to care in rural regions, according to a trio of researchers. The proposed care model was published...

AMA Joins Org Targeting Patient Access to Specialist Care

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The AMA has joined forces with the Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx), an organization which seeks to help expand patient access to specialist care by digitally connecting providers to other specialists. Currently, 30 million patients are uninsured...

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