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

June 14, 2018 - 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 outlined FDA’s commitment to consulting patients about drug and medical device development. As much as FDA is able to learn about medical advances through...


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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 SCAN...

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 Association’s...

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 developers...

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 Datapalooza....

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 survey...

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, stating that...

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 member...

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 published in...

AMIA Outlines Data Use Guideline for Patient-Centered Care, PGHD

by Sara Heath

Community healthcare partnerships and the integration of the social determinants of health are on the horizon for patient-centered care, but require revamped data guidelines to become a reality, according to a new report from the American Medical...

Patients Favor Clinical Benefits During Med, Treatment Decisions

by Sara Heath

Patients prefer medications with proven clinical benefits over brand loyalty when making treatment decisions, according to a recent Accenture survey. “Product Launch: The Patient Has Spoken,” surveyed 8,000 patients in the US, UK,...

FDA Patient Engagement Collaborative to Guide Patient Centricity

by Sara Heath

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a call for nominations for their newly-minted Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), which will consist of an outside group of patients and caregivers offering their input into FDA’s...

Patient Goals, Priorities Key for Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Taking a holistic, patient-centric approach to wellness is crucial to chronic disease management, according to recent research from the Christensen Institute. The paper argues that goal-setting outside of health outcomes will support a path toward...

Patient, Provider Views Diverge on Consumer Centric Care Priority

by Sara Heath

Consumer centric care and patient engagement are top priorities for over 70 percent of payers and healthcare providers, and yet those efforts are not apparent to patients, according to a survey conducted by OCR International on behalf of Change...

Racial Disparities Limit Health Equity in Pain Management

by Sara Heath

Racial disparities may prohibit full health equity in surgical recovery care and pain management, according to research from Johns Hopkins Medicine. In a retrospective analysis of over 600 colorectal surgery patients, the research team, led by...

3 Best Practices for Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Delivering meaningful patient engagement requires that patients play a key and active role in their own healthcare. As a part of that effort, healthcare professionals are increasingly looking to integrate shared decision-making into patient engagement...

NYC Orgs Partner for Patient Self-Management, Health Coaching

by Sara Heath

New York City-based hospital Mount Sinai St. Luke’s has partnered with a local health coaching group to support health coaching and patient self-management. The one-year pilot partnership between Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and City Health...

Solving Homelessness to Overcome Population Health Challenges

by Sara Heath

Nearly two years ago, the CEO of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) invested $250,000 to help homeless individuals obtain permanent housing. From the onset, the move had no direct financial benefit for...

What is the Patient Activation Measure in Patient-Centered Care?

by Sara Heath

Patient activation is a key concept in the push for patient-centered care, but is often conflated with the notion of driving patient engagement. However, patient activation is its own quantifiable concept supported by the patient activation measure...

How to Create, Conduct Community Health Needs Assessments

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations working toward addressing the social determinants of health are using community health needs assessments (CHNAs) to determine the best path forward. From uncovering community health and social woes to identifying viable...

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