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4 Core Principles of Patient-Centered Care, Family Engagement

December 3, 2018 - 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 Physicians. The paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, outlined not only the importance of patient- and family-centricity, but the action steps...


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Can Yelp Online Patient Reviews Inform Practice Improvements?

by Sara Heath

When it comes to acute care needs, not all care sites are viewed equally, according to new data from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Urgent care centers and emergency departments (EDs) both yield patient...

More Family Engagement, Support Needed for Family Caregivers

by Sara Heath

As patients continue to age into retirement, the healthcare industry will see increased need to support family caregivers and drive family engagement, recent data shows. Specifically, family caregivers feel like they aren’t...

Value-Based Care Drives Preventive Care, Care Management

by Sara Heath

Patients receiving care from a doctor in a value-based care model tend to experience better quality care, receive more preventive care, and yield higher medication adherence and adherence to chronic disease management plans, according to a...

Patient Safety Takes a Hit as Nursing Conditions Remain Stagnant

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations are making little headway in improving nurse working conditions, and patient safety is suffering as a result, according to new data from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The report, published in...

Understanding Population Needs to Target Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Instead, organizations should consider the different needs and preferences of their populations to target their patient engagement initiatives, according to a new report from Deloitte...

How Community Health Workers Support Value-Based Care Principles

by Sara Heath

New data from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that community health workers can reduce hospitalizations by 65 percent, helping organizations deliver on value-based care principles. The research,...

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...

Patient Financial Struggles Suggest Need for Better Payment Plans

by Sara Heath

Over one-quarter of families are delaying medical care because of cost concerns and high patient financial responsibility, according to a recent survey conducted by ORC International on behalf of AccessOne. Payment plans and other...

Aiming for Success in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model

by Sara Heath

Evolution and adaptability are essential for healthcare organizations aiming to thrive in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models. As the healthcare industry continues to change, organizations need to be ready to address changing...

Groups Call for Lifestyle Medicine, Policies Addressing SDOH

by Sara Heath

The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is calling on the healthcare industry to put its focus on the social determinants of health and other root causes of chronic illnesses. Too often, health industry policymakers focus on the...

Payers Face Disconnect in Beneficiary Engagement Preferences

by Sara Heath

Medicare plans are failing to deliver member and beneficiary engagement in the form that members most prefer, according to new data from HealthMine. Specifically, health plan members want their payers to engage them using health IT....

Seven Outcomes of Successful Patient Engagement Strategies

by Wolters Kluwer

This is the last article of a three-part series centered on the steps required to make a patient engagement initiative successful. The first article, Three Steps to Jumpstart Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives, focused on getting...

Three Keys to Implementing Successful Patient Engagement Strategies

by Wolters Kluwer

This is the second of a three-part series centered on the steps required to make a patient engagement initiative successful. The first article, Three Steps to Jumpstart Effective Patient Engagement Initiatives, focused on jumpstarting an...

NIH Funds Center for Chronic Disease Management Research

by Sara Heath

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a research facility targeted at supporting patient engagement in chronic disease management. The Promoting...

How to Integrate Health Coach Strategies into the Clinical Space

by Sara Heath

With the healthcare industry embracing value-based care models, it will be important for providers to push for overall patient wellness. To that end, providers must help their patients adopt new healthy behaviors, a goal that is largely...

Could Patient-Provider Relationships Reduce Provider Burnout?

by Sara Heath

Focusing on patient-provider relationships and strategies to address the social determinants of health could help reduce provider burnout, but current care models do not always allow for that, according to the Physicians Foundation’s...

NPs, PAs Could Reduce Primary Care Physician Shortage Nearly 70%

by Sara Heath

The healthcare industry is facing a primary care physician shortage that threatens patient access to care in coming years. Leaning on non-physician clinicians such as nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) could reduce...

Building Healthcare Partnerships to Drive Beneficiary Engagement

by Sara Heath

When it comes to beneficiary engagement, healthcare payers cannot go it alone. Strong healthcare partnerships with plan members, community stakeholders, and providers help payers understand the best avenues for member outreach. This much...

Nursing School Research Boosts Patient Access to Mental Healthcare

by Sara Heath

A $2.5 million grant to the University of Arizona College of Nursing aims to provide patient access to the right kind of care for their unique needs. Specifically, the money will fund projects aimed at testing two approaches to mental...

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