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Patient Engagement Strategies

How Medical Legal Partnerships Support Community Health Projects

by Sara Heath

On a phone call with a legal firm two years ago, Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems (CCHHS) Director of Policy Kathy Chan knew she was on the cusp of bringing community health to the Chicago area through medical legal partnerships. The...

VA Must Vet Resources Aiding Patient Treatment Decisions

by Sara Heath

The VA’s care quality transparency on Hospital Compare and its own website help inform patient treatment decisions, found a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the agency must do more to ensure the accuracy...

How a Patient-Centered Payment System Creates Patient Choice

by Sara Heath

Value-based payment models may not be adequate for ensuring quality care for patients, according to a recent report from the Center for Healthcare Quality & Payment Reform. Instead, a patient-centered payment system can deliver patient and...

What Do Patients Want in Self-Management mHealth Apps?

by Sara Heath

Patients, providers, and caregivers all must weed through the most valuable self-management mHealth apps as chronic disease management continues to go digital. Not all mHealth apps are created equal, and patients have opinions about which will...

More Patient Access to Payer Coverage Closes Health Disparities

by Sara Heath

Medicaid expansion has helped low-income, minority, and cancer patients access health payer coverage and closed some health disparities, according to research presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) Annual...

Engaging All Stakeholders in the Culture of Community Health

by Sara Heath

Creating a community health program — a county farm to table project or subsidized housing system — is not something healthcare organizations and their partners are required to do. And yet as healthcare begins to extend beyond the...

Addressing Language Barriers in Patient-Provider Communication

by Sara Heath

Meaningful patient-provider interactions are at the heart of a valuable clinical encounter, allowing providers to fully engage patients in the healthcare experience. But in an increasingly diverse healthcare industry, language barriers and limited...

3 Stakeholders Driving Patient Engagement in the Pharmacy

by Sara Heath

Low rates of medication adherence has brought the importance of supporting patient engagement in the pharmacy to the forefront. As patients continue to struggle to stick to treatment plans, clinicians assume most of the responsibility of motivating...

What Patient Complaints Say About the Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Individuals undergoing outpatient cancer care tend to report complaints about the patient-centeredness of their care more than the quality and safety of their care. This offers unique insight into the cancer patient experience, according to a...

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...

What Limits Digital Health Use in Chronic Care Management?

by Sara Heath

Both patients and providers recognize the benefits digital health has on patient engagement in chronic care management. However, both parties have apprehensions, which one group of researchers says can arm digital health developers reframe implementation...

Assessing Online Symptom Searches, Patient Self-Diagnosis Habits

by Sara Heath

Amidst the push for more patient engagement in healthcare, an adverse consequence has arisen: patients often use digital resources for online symptom searches and to develop their own self-diagnosis, which may not always be accurate. Well-meaning...

Wellness Coordinators Deliver Patient Outreach in Rural Areas

by Sara Heath

Employing wellness coordinators is an effective strategy for increasing patient outreach and supporting widespread preventive care in rural areas, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Increasing...

What is Motivational Interviewing in Patient Care Management?

by Sara Heath

Motivational interviewing is a patient engagement strategy geared toward overcoming a significant challenge in patient care: convincing a patient to make a health behavior change. “A central challenge for many providers is persuading patients...

What is the Difference Between Urgent Care, Retail Health Clinics?

by Sara Heath

Urgent care and retail health clinics have been instrumental in supplementing patient healthcare access. These alternative treatment facilities allow patients to receive care outside of their primary care clinic’s restrictive office schedule...

Charitable mHealth Apps Increase Patient Engagement, Tool Use

by Sara Heath

Not every mHealth app is well-suited to increase patient engagement for every patient population, but one new tool out of the University of Southern California (USC) has proven effective for the charitable-minded. The tool, detailed in a recent...

How to Support Patient Engagement in Pediatric Transitions of Care

by Sara Heath

When working with young chronic illness patients, Cory Nourie, the transition of care officer at Nemours Children’s Health, always asks patients to describe how they are feeling and the symptoms they experience. What might look like a strategy...

Kaiser Permanente Slated to Open 31 New Retail Health Clinics

by Sara Heath

Kaiser Permanente is set to expand patient access to care by opening up 31 retail health clinics across Southern California. Branded as “Target clinic, care provided by Kaiser Permanente,” these facilities will allow patients to access...

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...

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