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Patient Goals, Priorities Key for Chronic Disease Management

October 12, 2017 - 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 better health. Tackling chronic disease management is a major goal across the healthcare spectrum, primarily because it is such a widespread and...


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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...

Financial Incentives Encourage HIV Patients to Access Treatment

by Sara Heath

Patients become more likely to access treatment when there is money to be gained, according to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. These recent findings add to the growing literature indicating that financial...

3 Lessons from Retail to Enhance Consumer-Centered Healthcare

by Sara Heath

In the wake of increased out-of-pocket patient spending and value-based care initiatives, the medical industry is embracing the importance of consumer-centered healthcare. Patients are being viewed as key stakeholders in their own care because...

Using Community Health Partnerships to Address Social Needs

by Sara Heath

In the city of McCook, Nebraska, paramedics visit the homes of patients recently released from the hospital, checking in on their health needs and making sure patients’ homes are suitable for recovery. This community health partnership...

How Community Health Centers Support Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

Each year, HHS celebrates Community Health Centers week. It is a time where the agency recognizes the impact community health centers have on patient-centered care and how they promote access to care in vulnerable or medically underserved populations....

Are Health Orgs Doing Enough to Support Consumer Experience?

by Sara Heath

When it comes to driving patient and consumer experience, healthcare organizations aren’t up to snuff, reported Kaufman Hall in the findings in its 2017 State of Consumerism survey. Consumers are benefitting from an increasingly convenient...

Patient Engagement in Follow-Up Reduces Hospital Readmission

by Sara Heath

Incorporating patients into the care experience and offering explicit recovery instructions are important patient engagement strategies that can help healthcare organizations reduce unplanned hospital readmissions, according to a study published...

What are the Top Common Social Determinants of Health?

by Sara Heath

The social determinants of health are the factors that affect health outside of the four walls of the hospital. Housing, social services, geographical location, and education are some of the most common social determinants of health. These factors...

Engagement Strategies for the Patient-Centered Medical Home

by Sara Heath

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has been around for decades, making its mark on primary care across the country. However, as healthcare has begun to embrace value-based care and quality improvement, the PCMH has become a popular and...

PCORI Funds Shared Decision-Making, Patient Care Access Studies

by Sara Heath

News out of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is promising for healthcare stakeholders looking to advance shared decision-making and patient care access. PCORI has authorized $6.5 million in funding for a new initiative...

Patients, Providers Disagree on Patient Satisfaction Factors

by Sara Heath

Although both patients and providers value patient satisfaction and a quality patient experience, they do not agree on the elements that determine high patient satisfaction rates, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of...

Using Patient-Centeredness to Drive Practice Improvements

by Sara Heath

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...

Lifelong Healthcare Planning Must Trump Advance Care Planning

by Sara Heath

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...

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