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CMS App to Drive Beneficiary Education About Plan Coverage

January 29, 2019 - CMS has launched a new patient-facing app geared toward improving beneficiary education about basic Medicare plans. The “What’s Covered” app will be available to patients with Original Medicare and comes as a part of the agency’s eMedicare program. Specifically, patients and authorized caregivers can use What’s Covered to view the specific services...


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Stanford Children’s Health Plans 2,500 Telehealth Visits for 2019

by Sara Heath

Stanford Children’s Health has vowed to double its telehealth appointments in 2019 in an effort to increasing convenient patient care access, according to a health system announcement. Over the past decade, telehealth has emerged as...

How Health Coaches Improve Wearable Tech Use in Chronic Care

by Sara Heath

Integrating health coaches into chronic care management plans will increase the value of wearable technology and patient-generated health data (PGHD), according to a recent HIMSS report. The report, which featured results from a survey of...

Researchers Test Patient-Reported Outcomes Tools in Cancer Care

by Sara Heath

A group of researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (D-H) will join medical professionals across the country to test the feasibility of integrating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into cancer care plans. As a part of a...

CMS: Work Continues to Address Rural Patient Care Access Issues

by Sara Heath

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is working to address patient care access and other issues faced by individuals residing in rural areas, according to a recent blog post from agency administrator Seema Verma. The...

Telehealth Emerging as Value-Based Care Patient Engagement Tech

by Sara Heath

Telehealth is becoming more than just a tool to increase remote patient access to care. In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, telehealth technology is emerging as a tool to support patient self-management, according to a new...

Health Systems Boost Patient Data Access with Apple Health Records

by Sara Heath

Henry Ford Health System has joined the ranks of healthcare providers offering patient data access through the Apple Health Records app. The app allows patients to view their own medical records through an iPhone system. Patients may also...

CMS Revises Medicare Program Manual to Boost Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

CMS has made revisions to Medicare’s Program Integrity Manual in an effort to improve patient access to care services and healthcare devices. The revisions will make it easier for Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to...

Understanding the Patient’s Role in Addressing Patient Matching

by Sara Heath

Patients may have a key role to play in the healthcare industry’s pursuit of addressing patient matching and health data exchange challenges, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. With the industry well on its...

Quality Standards to Support Patient Experience Via Telehealth

by Sara Heath

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...

Patient mHealth Adoption High, But Prolonged Patient Use Limited

by Sara Heath

Patients are interested in digital and mHealth technology adoption, but lose interest when a tool does not offer strong engagement, according to a recent Rock Health survey. The survey of about 4,000 patients noted an increase in digital...

HHS Hosts Summit on Patient Engagement Technology, Care Management

by Sara Heath

The Department of Health & Human Services is focusing on patient engagement technology and mHealth tools to improve chronic care management, the agency announced during a Patient-Empowering Technologies (PETS) summit held earlier this...

Patients Interested in Telehealth Tech, But Improvements Are Key

by Sara Heath

Although the patient interest in telehealth and other virtual health tools is there, healthcare organizations will need to improve their integration and deliver of these tools in order to garner meaningful adoption, according to a new...

Geisinger App to Support Patients in Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Geisinger and Merck have joined forces to create new patient- and caregiver-facing apps to support chronic disease management. The two patient engagement apps will help patients manage the logistics of their care, such as scheduling and...

CVS Health Introduces Access to Direct-to-Consumer Telehealth Tool

by Sara Heath

CVS Health is rolling out its own direct-to-consumer telehealth option associated with its MinuteClinic offerings. The 24-hours service will facilitate patient access to care for minor health issues, injuries, and dermatological...

Patients Unclear About Access to Telehealth Under their Health Plans

by Sara Heath

Nearly half of Medicare Advantage patients are unsure of whether their health plans cover access to telehealth or virtual care services, according to recent HealthMine data. The survey of just under 800 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries...

Walgreens Digital Health Tool to Drive Patient Care Access

by Sara Heath

Walgreens is stepping into the digital and connect health industry with the launch of its Find Care Now platform, a tool aimed at improving patient care access. The platform will connect patients with care services at various Walgreens...

What Is the Future for Patient Engagement Technology, Health IT?

by Sara Heath

Health IT has long been considered integral to the push for better patient engagement, with healthcare experts asserting that technology will improve the patient experience through seamless data access, care management, and patient...

How Telehealth Training Programs Drive Positive Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

With the growing popularity of remote patient care, telehealth training may be the new frontier. As more provider deliver care using telehealth, they need to learn how to reframe their patient-provider communication skills to drive patient...

How to Drive Provider Buy-In for Telehealth, Virtual Care Tools

by Sara Heath

Patients and providers both agree that telehealth use and virtual care adoption will improve the patient experience, but providers are still slow to adopt these tools, according to a recent Deloitte report. Organizational leaders must...

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