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How Bedside Tablets, Health IT Drive Patient Experience, Education

March 11, 2019 - When BJC HealthCare embarked on its Campus Renewal project, they knew health IT was going to be the cornerstone. But as the health system felt the pressures to drive patient-centered care, they knew they also needed to build their health IT systems with the patient experience in mind. After all, health IT systems do have a significant impact on patient experience, especially with...


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mHealth App Helps Patient, Family Caregiver Education Post-Op

by Sara Heath

A postoperative patient education mHealth tool has been helpful for family caregivers looking after pediatric patients who have recently had their tonsils removed, according to a group of researchers from the University of Michigan. The...

Patient Education, Communication Key for Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

Strong patient-provider communication, patient education, and lower costs can help patients more confidently manage and take their medications, according to a recent survey from DrFirst. The survey of 200 patients without chronic...

CMS App to Drive Beneficiary Education About Plan Coverage

by Sara Heath

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...

Cost Hampers Patient Care Access, Clinical Trial Participation

by Sara Heath

Patient care access and cost of care are considerable concerns for patients with muscular dystrophy and their family caregivers, with nearly half of patients saying cost is a major care access barrier, according to the ONEVoice survey from...

In-Clinic Patient Education Videos Improve Vaccination Rates

by Sara Heath

Patient education videos delivered inside the clinic or doctor’s office can help increase the number of patients accessing certain vaccinations or other preventive care services, according to new data from the Regenstrief...

Patient Education About Patient Portals Key for Self-Knowledge

by Sara Heath

Patient health literacy and knowledge about their own medical information leaves a lot to be desired, leading to calls for better patient education about patient portal and data access, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Global on...

45 Minutes of Patient Education Boosts Chronic Disease Management

by Jessica Kent

A health literacy program that required second-year medical students to spend an additional 45 minutes delivering patient education helped improve chronic disease management and health outcomes, a study published in the Journal of the...

How Online Medical Info Impacts Patient-Provider Relationships

by Sara Heath

The slew of online medical information is impacting patient-provider relationships, according to a new survey from Merck Manuals. The survey of 240 family physicians found that patients are increasingly accessing online medical...

Using Patient Education Technology to Combat Opioid Misuse

by Sara Heath

Throughout the nation, healthcare professionals are working to tackle the opioid crisis. On the one hand, clinicians understand that prescribing these pills can contribute to addiction. On the other, clinicians want patients to be able to...

How Can Providers Drive Transitions of Care for Teen Primary Care?

by Sara Heath

Healthcare providers should consider special patient populations in conjunction with strong care coordination and patient education during adolescent transitions of care from pediatrics to adult primary care, according to a new...

Docs Say Patient Engagement Technology Drives Education, Experience

by Sara Heath

Physicians overwhelmingly support the use of patient engagement technology as a means to improving patient education and patient-provider communication, according to a recent survey conducted by SERMO on behalf of PatientPoint and think...

How Does Medication Prescribing Impact Patient Satisfaction Levels?

by Sara Heath

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that providers are overprescribing antibiotics for minor respiratory tract infections potentially in an effort to increase patient satisfaction scores. The study, which looked at...

CMS Announces Patient Navigator Funding, Enrollment Changes

by Sara Heath

CMS has announced the recipients of $10 million grant funding for patient navigator programs, considerably slashing the resources states will have to connect patients with comprehensive health insurance. The patient navigator program was...

Low Health Literacy Costly for Payers, Health Plan Simplification Needed

by Sara Heath

Low patient health literacy costs US healthcare payers nearly $4.8 billion in administrative costs each year, suggesting a need for health plan simplification, according to a new report from Accenture. While it is important for healthcare...

Patient-Provider Communication, Education Key for Opioid Prescribing

by Sara Heath

Open patient-provider communication is essential for providers looking to combat the opioid crisis, according to a recent report from the Medical Group Management Association. The report, Combatting the Opioid Epidemic: Effective Policies...

FDA Calls for Patient Access to Painkillers Amidst Opioid Epidemic

by Sara Heath

Tackling the nationwide opioid crisis requires a nuanced approach that recognizes safe prescribing protocols while still ensuring patient access to painkillers they genuinely need, according to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. In a...

Can Clinicians Test Patient Health Literacy in Patient Portal Use?

by Sara Heath

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a tool to help healthcare professionals test digital patient health literacy, as reported in a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Patient Recall Suffers as Patients Remember Half of Health Info

by Sara Heath

Patients only remember about 49 percent of the information their doctors give them without prompting, highlighting shortcomings with patient recall that can negatively impact patient activation, shows a study out of Brown University School...

Nurses Must Be Involved in Patient Health Literacy Support

by Sara Heath

The American Academy of Nursing is calling on nurses to better support patient education and patient health literacy as a part of the organization’s annual policy brief. “Health literacy is a precursor to health and...

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