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Patient Engagement News and Articles

How Health Coaching Improves Medication Adherence, Chronic Care

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Healthcare professionals looking to support better chronic disease management and improved medication adherence should consider another tool in their arsenal: nurse-led health coaching. The healthcare industry has long been chipping away...

Seven Outcomes of Successful Patient Engagement Strategies

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This is the last article of a three-part series centered on the steps required to make a patient engagement initiative successful. The first article, Three Steps to Jumpstart Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives, focused on getting...

Quality Standards to Support Patient Experience Via Telehealth

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ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI), a third-party healthcare accrediting program, has developed a set of accreditation modules for telehealth and remote patient monitoring geared toward ensuring these tools improve patient care access...

NCQA Selects Payer for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Project

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is putting $2.1 million behind a demonstration project that explores best practices for integrated patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) into clinical quality measures. The project,...

Beneficiary, Patient Engagement with Health IT, Payers Increases

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Patient engagement with their own health and health providers is markedly increasing, with more patients using health IT to improve their health and better understand their health payer plans, according to new data from...

Patient Engagement Tools, PGHD Present New Engagement Opportunities

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Patient engagement with different health technologies is increasingly high, as more patients are using tools to connect with the healthcare industry, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of US Health Care Consumers. The survey,...

How Does the Opioids Bill Address Patient Consent, Medical Records?

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As efforts to address the opioid crisis and mental and behavioral health issues come to the forefront, as do questions of patient consent, privacy, and medical records access. Specifically, impending legislation to address the opioid...

Bipartisan Proposal to Protect Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

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A bipartisan group of senators have banded together to propose draft legislation that, if passed, could address the growing issue of surprise medical bills and their impacts on patient healthcare costs. The bill, co-sponsored by Senators...

New Tool to Simplify Patient Data Access, Medical Records Request

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A group of healthcare industry stakeholders have developed the Health Records Request Wizard, a tool aimed at allowing seamless patient data access. The tool, whose prototype was announced at last week’s Biden Cancer Summit, seeks...

Patient Access to Care, Preventive Care Key for Opioid Crisis

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Improving preventive care, increasing patient access to care, and addressing societal stigma will be the linchpins in addressing the opioid crisis that ravages the nation, according to a new report from the Surgeon General. The report,...

How Community Care Coordination Drove Down Avoidable ED Visits

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The healthcare industry is grappling with issues tied to avoidable emergency department (ED) visits, a costly trend that serves as an important indicator of lacking care management. In Milwaukee, a community organization is working to...

Three Keys to Implementing Successful Patient Engagement Strategies

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This is the second of a three-part series centered on the steps required to make a patient engagement initiative successful. The first article, Three Steps to Jumpstart Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives, focused on jumpstarting an...

NIH Funds Center for Chronic Disease Management Research

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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a research facility targeted at supporting patient engagement in chronic disease management. The Promoting...

Health Pros Nudge Senate Toward Care Quality, Price Transparency

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Healthcare policymakers are hearing from industry leaders about how they can support better care quality and price transparency tools aimed at helping patients make informed decisions about their care. At a hearing of the Senate Committee...

How Can Health Pros Measure Rural Patient Access to Care?

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A new report from the National Quality Forum Measure Applications Partnership underscores the importance of quality measures targeted specifically at rural health and patient access to care. The report focuses on the matters that are most...

How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

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With the healthcare industry embracing value-based care models, it will be important for providers to push for overall patient wellness. To that end, providers must help their patients adopt new healthy behaviors, a goal that is largely...

Health Payer Coverage Access Cuts Patient Financial Strains

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Patient access to comprehensive health payer coverage has reduced patients’ financial strains, according to new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation. As patients gain access to...

Could Patient-Provider Relationships Reduce Provider Burnout?

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Focusing on patient-provider relationships and strategies to address the social determinants of health could help reduce provider burnout, but current care models do not always allow for that, according to the Physicians Foundation’s...

Payers, Purchasers Must Guarantee Mental Health Access Parity

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When compared to access opportunities for physical health treatment, mental health access leaves something to be desired, according to a recent report from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Healthcare payers and...

NPs, PAs Could Reduce Primary Care Physician Shortage Nearly 70%

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The healthcare industry is facing a primary care physician shortage that threatens patient access to care in coming years. Leaning on non-physician clinicians such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) could reduce...

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