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Patient Engagement News and Articles

Self-Management Tech Better for Wellness than Chronic Illness

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Tablet-based self-management tools might not be successful in improving specific chronic illnesses, but they do have an effect on overall patient wellness, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. In a randomized...

Understanding National Patient Language Proficiency, Barriers

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Clear and open patient-provider communication is integral to any healthcare encounter, especially as clinicians look to drive value and patient engagement. To ensure communication is up to par for all patients, clinicians must be mindful of language...

Patient-Reported Outcomes Inadequate Clinical Quality Measures

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Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are not an accurate clinical quality measure, although they are valuable for promoting patient-centered care, according to research out of Kaiser Permanente’s Institute of Research. The study, published...

Does Shared Decision-Making Support Value-Based Care Models?

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Shared decision-making is a helpful and essential addition to value-based care model requirements, according to policy experts from the Urban Institute in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In a recent policy brief, authors...

AHA: Realign Inpatient, Outpatient Services to Patient Needs

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a guide to better align inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to meet patient needs. The one-page resource highlights the challenges healthcare organizations face in balancing their...

Using Patient-Centeredness to Drive Practice Improvements

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Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to supporting patient-centeredness. Between appointment scheduling and healthcare access, organizations must ensure processes are simple for all patients, including those who are generally healthy...

OpenNotes Honored for Driving Patient Health Data Access

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The OpenNotes team has been recognized for its work in supporting patient health data access, being presented with the Health Data Liberator Award from AcademyHealth at this year’s Health Datapalooza. Led by co-founders Tom Delbanco, MD,...

Personal Patient Portal Messages Can Support Self-Management

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Patient portals and personal health IT devices are effective for pushing individualized self-management information to patients, according to a study published in the journal eGEMS. Adriana Arcia, study author and researcher at the Columbia University...

Pending Bills May Drive Care Access in Underserved Regions

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Both houses of Congress have introduced companion bills to extend the Conrad State 30 Waiver program through 2021, according to multiple sources. The Conrad State 30 Waiver program drives care access allows state legislatures to extend visa waivers...

Top Hospital Patient Portal Vendors by Implementations

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Patient portals offer a host of web-based tools empowering patients to play an active role in their own health management. ONC defines a patient portal as “a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal...

57% of Children Have Access to Pediatric Trauma Care Centers

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Just over half of children have feasible access to a pediatric trauma care center that meets their unique needs, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “Children who have suffered a severe and potentially...

4 Patient Education Strategies that Drive Patient Activation

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As meaningful patient engagement continues to be a core priority for healthcare professionals, clinicians need a thorough understanding of patient education strategies. Ensuring patients are knowledgeable about their healthcare is the surest...

Is Sitting the New Patient Communication Strategy for Nurses?

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Nurses can add an easy-to-implement patient communication strategy to their tool belts, according to a recent study. Research published in the Patient Experience Journal shows that nurses who sit down when communicating with patients yield higher...

Lifelong Healthcare Planning Must Trump Advance Care Planning

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Medicare began reimbursing clinicians in January 2016 for delivering advance care planning services that identified patient end-of-life healthcare needs and preferences. Reimbursement rates reached as high as $86 per half hour session, highlighting...

6 Steps to Improving the Patient, Family Engagement Process

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As patient and family engagement continue to be key measures of quality care and a humanistic imperative for clinicians, most practices will need to undergo a practice culture shift. Healthcare professionals detail the importance of driving culture...

CAHPS for MIPS Survey Vendor Applications Deadline Approaching

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The application deadline for CMS CAHPS for MIPS survey vendors is fast approaching. Interested vendors may apply to be a CAHPS for MIPS survey administrator by April 30, 2017. The CAHPS for MIPS survey may only be administered by those vendors...

Patients Prioritize Costs, Convenience when Selecting Docs

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Healthcare costs and convenience are top of mind for patients when selecting their doctors, according to a report published by locum tenens provider Weatherby Healthcare. In a survey of nearly 500 adult patients, a research team found that 77...

Navy Value-Based Pilot Improves Patient Satisfaction, Outcomes

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A value-based care strategy from the Navy Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) has proven effective in improving patient satisfaction, outcomes, and care coordination, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. The...

Patients Prefer Email, Patient Portals for Lab Result Alerts

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Most patients prefer receiving their laboratory results online via email or the patient portal, despite some data privacy and security concerns, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. In a survey of 200 patients...

Veterans Choice Program Extends Third-Party Care Options for Vets

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President Trump has signed into law the Veterans Choice Program Improvement Act, according to multiple sources. The law will extend the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to access third-party care when experiencing extraordinary...

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