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How Health Coaches Improve Wearable Tech Use in Chronic Care

December 17, 2018 - 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 about 100 health IT decision-makers, outlined how healthcare professionals are using wearable technology as a part of their chronic disease...


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How Payers Use Data Analytics for Personalized Member Experience

by Sara Heath

As the health payer industry has continued its focus on improving patient engagement and member experience, experts have observed a need for more personalized and simplified medicine. And for Firdaus Bhathena, Chief Digital Officer at...

FDA MyStudies App to Integrate Patient Data into Clinical Trials

by Sara Heath

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled its MyStudies app, a tool aimed at collecting patient-generated health data (PGHD) and other information to inform regulatory decision-making and clinical trial development. As the healthcare...

Record Copying Fees, Admin Hurdles Harm Patient Data Access

by Sara Heath

As a part of their calls for overall better patient engagement, healthcare industry professionals say medical practices need to offer easy and streamlined patient data access. HIPAA protocol has made it so practice administrators need to...

Patients Assert Patient Matching Key to Better Health Data Use

by Sara Heath

Patients largely agree that patient matching is an urgent issue and threat to patient safety, but have some security concerns about strategies for overcoming patient matching, according to a new report from Pew Charitable...

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...

NCQA Selects Payer for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Project

by Sara Heath

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is putting $2.1 million behind a demonstration project that explores best practices for integrated patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) into clinical quality measures. The project,...

Patient Engagement Tools, PGHD Present New Engagement Opportunities

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement with different health technologies is increasingly high, as more patients are using tools to connect with the healthcare industry, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of US Health Care Consumers. The survey,...

Medication Management Improvements Key for Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Although the healthcare industry is on the right track, more must be done to improve medication management to drive higher patient medication adherence and patient safety, according to a survey from the Association of Medical Directors of...

Revamping Patient-Reported Outcomes for Medicare Advantage Plans

by Sara Heath

Using patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data could be a better measure for risk adjustment payments for Medicare Advantage plans, but better strategies for collecting PRO data must first be developed, according to a recent report from the...

Can Patient Verification, mHealth Apps Improve Patient Matching?

by Sara Heath

mHealth app information and patient verification may be the keys to solving the healthcare industry’s patient matching problem, according to a recent report from the RAND Corporation. Patient matching is the connecting of the...

Apple Launches Health Records to Support Patient Data Access

by Sara Heath

Apple is getting in on the patient data access game with the launch of Health Records, an iPhone app that allows patients to view their own medical records and share those records with their providers. Health Records, which is an...

Using Kiosks to Assess Social Determinants of Health in Veterans

by Sara Heath

From the ability to easily access timely medical care to experiencing certain medical conditions at disproportionate rates, veterans represent an extremely vulnerable patient population. That limited health equity is further exacerbated...

E-Consent Forms Useful for Patient Data Sharing in Research

by Sara Heath

Electronic consent (e-consent) forms are useful for  offering patient consent for sharing health data with medical researchers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics...

Hospitals Need Targeted Plan for Social Determinants of Health

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations are tapping into the social determinants of health to improve patient-centered, value-based care, but do not yet have a consistent and targeted approach, according to a new Deloitte report. The report, which...

Using Social Determinants of Health in Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

The social determinants of health (SDOH) are becoming increasingly relevant in the healthcare space. As the healthcare industry continues toward patient-centered care, experts are exploring patient health outside of the hospital’s...

Is Administrative Data a Quality Patient Satisfaction Measure?

by Sara Heath

Administrative data about healthcare facility characteristics offers some insight into patient satisfaction, helping to inform specific practice improvements, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed...

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