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Pop Health Data Needed for Future Patient Engagement Tech

June 8, 2017 - Healthcare professionals are increasingly looking into patient engagement technology solutions that help them determine how and when to best engage a healthcare consumer, according to a report from Black Book Research. The report includes testimony from nearly 750 industry leaders, including chief information officers, chief financial officers, and hospital managers. Ninety percent of respondents...


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Top Hospital Patient Portal Vendors by Implementations

by Kate Monica

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...

Patient Portal Benefits in Pediatric Care Must Fuel Parent Use

by Sara Heath

The perceived effectiveness of patient portals in driving parent caregiver engagement in pediatrics is currently limited, presenting more opportunities for healthcare organizations to refine and streamline their patient portal adoption strategies,...

More Provider Communication Increases Patient Secure Messages

by Sara Heath

Providers who want to drive patient engagement through patient portal secure messages may need to step up their own messaging habits, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Secure messages via the patient...

Patient EHR Note Input Boosts Patient-Provider Communication

by Sara Heath

Allowing patients to collaborate on EHR notes to set appointment agendas can improve patient-provider communication, shows a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Patients setting the appointment agenda has long been hailed as an...

Patient Portal Use Growing as Engagement Efforts Take Priority

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is on the rise as a result of a significant increase in patient portal availability and adoption, according to a survey from CDW Healthcare. The survey of 200 chronic care patients and 200 providers shows that patients are...

Privacy Issues, Distrust Keep Patients from Health IT Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient perceptions about health IT use are becoming more complicated, as health data security concerns, limited health and technology literacy, and differences in patient-provider viewpoints  get in the way. A recent Black Book survey of...

Patient Satisfaction, Portals, mHealth Led 2016 Headlines

by Sara Heath

Amidst the plethora of patient engagement initiatives healthcare professionals faced in 2016, three areas drew the most provider focus: patient satisfaction strategies, the use of mHealth, and patient portal adoption. To account for policies...

OpenNotes, Patient Feedback Tools Improve Patient Safety

by Sara Heath

A new study from OpenNotes shows that offering patients a method to engage with physician notes and offer feedback on what they see can help improve care outcomes and patient safety. The researchers introduced a feedback tool to 41 physicians...

Patient Portals, mHealth Top 2016 Patient Engagement Trends

by Sara Heath

With value-based care coming to the forefront this past year, healthcare professionals have turned to patient engagement strategies to improve care outcomes and cut healthcare costs. In doing so, a series of trends emerged in 2016. Between patient...

Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

by Sara Heath

When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of...

Are mHealth, Health IT Good for Patient-Provider Relationships?

by Sara Heath

mHealth and other health technologies may be the key to improving patient-provider relationships by drawing them closer together between office visits, according to the authors of a recent opinion piece in Physician Medicine and Rehabilitation,...

How Patient Engagement Technology Improves Nursing Workflows

by Sara Heath

As healthcare organizations turn to patient engagement technologies to enhance care, they should ensure strong provider buy-in and education, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The research team...

3 Tips to Help Providers Boost Patient Portal Adoption Rates

by Sara Heath

As healthcare providers grapple with federal, patient-centered policy requirements and a call to improve patient engagement, the emphasis on patient portal adoption has grown. Between requirements in Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the Merit-based...

How Does Patient Health Literacy Affect Digital Health Use?

by Sara Heath

Patients with high health literacy are more likely to use digital health tools than those with lower health literacy, finds a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study of nearly 5,000 adult patients first tested...

Can Patient Portals Streamline Patient-Provider Communication?

by Sara Heath

Secure messaging functions offered over the patient portal may not help reduce patient telephone calls and provider workloads, according to a study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Researchers investigated the potential...

Patient Portal Adoption Hinges on Unique Demographic Barriers

by Sara Heath

Population demographics may be a significant influence when it comes to patient portal adoption, says a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. The 12-month study investigated patient portal adoption among...

What Keeps Patients from Adopting Patient Portals, Health IT?

by Sara Heath

Despite the fact that patient portals often receive industry praise, the technology also suffers from a number of user frustrations and critiques, according to a survey by EHR review firm Software Advice.  The poll shows that patients...

CommonWell Allows Patients to Access Individual Health Data

by Sara Heath

The CommonWell Health Alliance has  officially opened up its services to allow individual patient access to health data via its platform, meeting one of the primary goals of the interoperability and data sharing coalition. “From the...

Can Online Articles Improve Patient Education, Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Informational blogs and research summaries can be useful in improving patient engagement and patient education, shows a recent study. The study, led by researcher Anthony J. Levinson, MD, centered on the blog posts included in the McMaster Optimal...

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