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Health Plans Need Patient Data for Future of Patient Wellness

February 11, 2019 - The healthcare industry is continuing to evolve in a more consumer- and patient-centric direction, requiring key stakeholders to adopt hyper-personalized engagement strategies. For healthcare payers, this will requires a deep understanding of plan members using patient-centered data to drive patient wellness, according to a recent report from Deloitte Center for Health Solutions. Using...


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CMS Models Target Patient-Centered Benefits Design, Drug Costs

by Sara Heath

CMS has revealed two new regulations that will ideally improve patient-centered benefits design and lower prescription drug spending, the agency said. Specifically, the agency announced a new Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) model and...

Patient-Centered Care Key for Pain Management in Opioid Crisis

by Sara Heath

An individualized, patient-centered approach to pain management could help improve care outcomes and patient experience while still addressing the opioid crisis, according to a proposed report from the Pain Management Best Practices...

Adaptability Key in Consumer-Centered Healthcare, Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

As hospitals and health systems face an uncertain future, they will need to be agile and ready to deliver the consumer-centered care that yields positive patient satisfaction and engagement, according to a recent report from NRC...

4 Core Principles of Patient-Centered Care, Family Engagement

by Sara Heath

Treating patients with respect and incorporating them in all aspects of the healthcare industry will help foster a culture of patient- and family-centered care, according to a position paper published by the American College of...

CMS Updates Aim to Improve Patient-Centered Care, Care Access

by Sara Heath

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a slew of final rules aimed at reducing administrative simplification and improving patient-centered care. Late last week, CMS finalized its 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS),...

As Value-Based Care Models Improve, Patients Must Take Center Stage

by Sara Heath

While value-based care models have made great strides toward breaking down silos, coordinating care, and better serving patients, it is time to take steps further. In order to make value-based care truly beneficial to patients, those very...

MyHealthEData, Patients Over Paperwork Key in CMS Final Rules

by Sara Heath

CMS has issued final rules related to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and the Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Prospective Payment System. Finalized changes will support patient-centered care by reinforcing the MyHealthEData...

Verma: CMS Makes Strides in Patient-Centered Care, Medicare Reform

by Sara Heath

CMS is making progressing in its mission to fulfill patient needs and drive patient-centered care through various new Medicare policies, agency Administrator Seema Verma said in a speech at the Commonwealth Club of...

Cerner Unveils Patient-Centered Tool to Support Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

A new healthcare technology from EHR vendor Cerner Corporation and health plan Lumeris aims to support patients and providers in value-based care models by driving patient-centered care and removing administrative burden, the two companies...

Top Challenges Impacting Patient Access to Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Patient access to healthcare sets the baseline for all patient encounters with the healthcare industry. When a patient cannot access her clinician, it is impossible to receive medical care, build relationships with her providers, and...

FDA Recommits to Patient-Centered Care, Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

The FDA is continuing its efforts for patient-centered care, releasing two separate statements focused on incorporating patient voice into medical product development and improving patient access to affordable drugs. The first statement...

NCQA Testing Patient-Centered Outcomes Measures in Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is teaming up with four healthcare providers and payers across the country to test new patient-centered outcomes measures. The project, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and The...

AHA Launches Strategy for Patient-Centered Care for Aging Patients

by Sara Heath

A patient-centered strategy that accommodates specific patient needs and patient preferences will help health systems adjust to an increasing adult patient population over age 65, according to a new report from the American Hospital...

Partnering with Advocates for Patient Engagement in Research

by Sara Heath

Drug developers and medical groups can improve patient engagement in research by conducting research as an event programs, according to a paper published in Dove Medical Press. Research as an event allows medical researchers and drug...

CMS Calls for Patient-Centered Data Access in New Agency Initiative

by Sara Heath

CMS will be putting patients at the center of healthcare decisions as a part of the Data Driven Patient Care Strategy, an offshoot of the MyHealtheData initiative, CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced this week at the 9th annual Health...

Patient Engagement Low in Patient-Centered Research Protocol

by Sara Heath

Medical research needs to better measure patient-centered outcomes and include more patient engagement efforts during study design, according to research to be presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings. The...

Congressional Caucus Calls for Patient-Centered Care, Wellness

by Sara Heath

The Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus held its first official meeting addressing patient-centered care and whole-person wellness initiatives. The caucus, launched in October, 2017, aims to support patient needs in healthcare,...

NQF Publishes Playbook on Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is calling for healthcare experts and policymakers to integrate shared decision-making as a standard of care. Shared decision-making helps support better patient engagement and integrates the patient as a...

Patient-Centered Opioid Program Improves Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A patient-centric approach to opioid dosage tapering can reduce the need for behavioral health specialists, thus improving patient access to the often-costly process of weaning off opioid treatments, according to a research letter...

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