PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Strategies

Patient Rounding Tech Gains Popularity, Boosts Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

Patient rounding tools are on the rise, as healthcare organizations go digital while looking for strategies to streamline hospital management and improve patient satisfaction, according to a recent KLAS report. Patient rounding calls on...

ONC Adds Patient-Generated Health Data to Patient Engagement Guide

by Sara Heath

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has updated its Patient Engagement Playbook to include information about integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into patient care, the agency said in a public email...

AHA Launches Strategy for Patient-Centered Care for Aging Patients

by Sara Heath

A patient-centered strategy that accommodates specific patient needs and patient preferences will help health systems adjust to an increasing adult patient population over age 65, according to a new report from the American Hospital...

Healthcare Orgs Tap Text Messages for Patient Appointment Reminders

by Sara Heath

Two-thirds of healthcare organizations use text messages for patient appointment reminders, in many cases meeting patient preferences for office communication, according to a recent Medical Group Management Association poll. The poll of...

How Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Support Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

As healthcare professionals work to meet the financial and care quality demands of value-based care models, they need to lean on practice transformation and patient engagement strategies to meet those challenges. The patient-centered...

Patient Worry About Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs at All-Time High

by Sara Heath

Few patients are confident they can afford an expensive medical bill, as high out-of-pocket healthcare costs continue to be a cause for patient concern, according to a report from the Commonwealth Fund. This report was informed by a...

Doc Help Needed to Overcome High Out-of-Pocket Healthcare Costs

by Sara Heath

Patients are continuing to cite high out-of-pocket healthcare costs as significant barriers to care, putting more pressure on providers to identify and alleviate those problems, according to a new study from the University of Texas...

Partnering with Advocates for Patient Engagement in Research

by Sara Heath

Drug developers and medical groups can improve patient engagement in research by conducting research as an event programs, according to a paper published in Dove Medical Press. Research as an event allows medical researchers and drug...

House Presents Bill to Support Vets Choice, Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs has introduced legislation that would overhaul the Veterans Choice program and provide funding to prevent a patient access to care issue in the VA. The Veterans Affairs Maintaining...

How NQF Frames Shared Decision-Making as a Standard of Care

by Sara Heath

Shared decision-making has emerged as a key patient engagement strategy for healthcare professionals working to integrate their patients into the overall care team. The practice, which elicits patient preferences for key treatments for...

Can Peer Health Coaches Boost Patient Engagement in Drug Recovery?

by Sara Heath

Boston Medical Center (BMC) has launched a new program to improve patient engagement during opioid abuse recovery. The program, titled Project RECOVER (Referral, Engagement, Case management and Overdose preVention Education in Recovery),...

At-Home Chronic Disease Management Aids Patient Self-Care

by Sara Heath

A new at-home chronic disease management strategy can help patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) take care of their symptoms outside of the clinic, a boon for value-based care and other current industry initiatives, showed a recent...

Programs Targeting Social Determinants of Health Improve Wellness

by Sara Heath

Policy and wellness interventions addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) at California-based Kaiser Permanente improved health outcomes for the health system’s communities, showed a series of studies published as an...

Patient Engagement Low in Patient-Centered Research Protocol

by Sara Heath

Medical research needs to better measure patient-centered outcomes and include more patient engagement efforts during study design, according to research to be presented at the National Kidney Foundation 2018 Spring Clinical Meetings. The...

ONC Issues Guidebook for Patient Access to Health Information

by Sara Heath

HHS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has issued a new guidebook to assist patient access to health information. This playbook comes as a part of the HHS and CMS MyHealthEData initiative. The ONC Guide to...

Lyft Partnership to Support Ambulatory Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A new partnership between Acuity Link and Lyft will enable better patient access to care in the ambulatory, outpatient setting. Acuity Link is a non-emergency medical transportation provider with goals to over come transportation as a...

Strategic Goals Need Alignment to Drive Quality Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organization improvement will require industry leaders to recognize the interdependence between clinical quality, patient safety, workforce engagement, and the patient experience, according to a new strategic insights report...

Pharmacy Appointments Increase Patient Satisfaction, Vaccinations

by Sara Heath

An appointment-based model (ABM) in the pharmacy can improve patient satisfaction, patient-provider relationships, and adherence to preventive care and vaccinations, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Pharmacist...

Changes in ED, Clinic Use Mark Impacts on Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

Urgent care clinics, retail clinics, and telehealth are getting more attention in recent years as alternative places of healthcare service, according to a recent analysis from FAIR Health. The rise in various healthcare delivery sites has...

Biden: Federal Action Needed for Patient Access to Health Data

by Sara Heath

Vice President Joe Biden is calling on federal health leaders to identify specific strategies for enforcing better patient access to health data. In an op-ed published this week in Fortune, the former leader of the White House Cancer...

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