PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Strategies

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...

AHA Playbook Details Community Healthcare Partnerships

by Sara Heath

The AHA’s Health Research & Education Trust (HRET) has released a playbook detailing how healthcare organizations can create community healthcare partnerships to drive continuous patient engagement and an overall culture of health....

House Passes Emergency Funds for Veterans Choice, Care Access

by Sara Heath

The House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that offers emergency funding for the VA to help support veteran care access. The bill is expected to see Senate debate before the two-week August recess. The bill allocates $3.9 billion...

Targeting Wellness Program Messages for At-Risk Patients

by Sara Heath

Clinicians can use EHR data to deliver wellness program messages to patients at-risk for certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes. However, program developers must take care in how they deliver these messages to be sensitive to patient preferences,...

Using Home Health Care to Improve the Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals can use home health care to improve the patient experience by delivering strong patient and caregiver education and by allowing patients to recover comfortably. This will be important as experts in all specialties look...

How to Develop Community Health, Patient Outreach Efforts

by Sara Heath

The AHA has published a toolkit to help drive community health and improve patient outreach efforts in rural regions and vulnerable urban communities. As healthcare becomes increasingly value-based, hospitals are working to use their resources...

CVS Health Deal Drives Patient Care Access, Care Coordination

by Sara Heath

CVS Health MinuteClinic and Cleveland Clinic have extended their partnership to drive care coordination between the two providers, helping to improve seamless patient care access in Northeast Ohio and Florida. CVS Health and Cleveland Clinic...

FDA Plans First Patient Engagement Advisory Committee Meeting

by Sara Heath

The FDA has set a date for its first Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) meeting, according to an agency blog post. Kathryn O’Callaghan and Jeffery Shuren, MD, JD, wrote that the meeting will take place on October 11 and 12 and...

Nurses Focus on Patient Education, Dispelling Misinformation

by Sara Heath

Nurses are finding themselves on the frontlines of patient education efforts, helping to teach patients about health conditions, improving patient health literacy, and working to dispel misinformation patients may have retained through online...

Using Patient Outreach to Spark Success in Bundled Payments

by Sara Heath

As bundled payments become mainstays in the healthcare’s shift to value-based care, health organization leaders are working to identify top strategies for success. Tapping into key patient outreach strategies helps practices in risk-based...

House Bill Taps Medical Scribes to Support Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow VA clinicians to shift their focuses from the EHR onto driving stronger patient engagement, aiding a better care experience. The VA Medical Scribes Pilot Act of 2017 (HR 1848) calls...

Nurse Communication, Teamwork to Boost Care Experience Scores

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations must identify evidence-based strategies to support nurse communications and patient perceptions of caregiver teamwork to improve on patient care experience scores, concluded a new Press Ganey report obtained in an email....

How Healthcare Orgs Offer Price Transparency to Patients

by Sara Heath

Offering price transparency to patients is a rising priority in the healthcare industry. As more patients face high out-of-pocket costs, they are looking to manage their own healthcare spending. Industry experts acknowledge that notifying patients...

5 Patient Engagement Terms Shaping Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals are increasingly adopting value-based care models, and turning to strong patient engagement tactics to drive success. However, the language used in patient engagement and value-based care discussions is sometimes nebulous,...

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 included...

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...

Using Risk Stratification in Patient Engagement Strategies

by Sara Heath

As healthcare professionals continue to develop meaningful patient engagement strategies, they should consider using risk stratification to determine how and with which patients providers will engage. Risk stratification is “the process...

Cultural Barriers Limit Immigrant Patient-Provider Interactions

by Sara Heath

Cultural differences and language barriers considerably hinder strong immigrant patient-provider interactions, according to a study published in the journal Patient Experience. As the US continues to see high levels of immigration, it will be...

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