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As Health IT Evolves, Patient-Provider Trust Remains Essential

December 10, 2018 - When the stethoscope was invented in 1816, it was a revolutionary change in medicine. What was once an extremely detailed and intimate conversation between patient and provider suddenly had a new instrument separating them. But although this tool could have posed a threat to patient-provider trust turned out to be a boon for diagnostics and care quality. “The paradigm that came...


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Low Patient Portal Use Sparks Calls for Patient Tech Education

by Sara Heath

Despite strong incentives and provider attempts to the contrary, few patients are actually using the patient portal, according to new data from researchers at the University of Michigan. Patient portals, which rose in popularity after...

Overcoming Challenges of Online Appointment Scheduling Adoption

by Sara Heath

Online appointment scheduling software has emerged as a prominent patient engagement technology that improves practice efficiency and patient experiences. Critical to installing these tools is a clear idea of organizational needs,...

Benefits of Patient Data Access Outweigh Provider Misgivings

by Sara Heath

Patient data access has taken center stage in the healthcare industry. Policymakers agree that full data access is a fundamental patient right. Providers assert that patients who access their own health information will be better informed...

Health Tech Group Aims to Improve Medicaid Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A group of over healthcare technology CEOs are partnering to help expand patient access to care and patient engagement tools, forming Health Tech 4 Medicaid (HT4M). The organization, which consists of leaders from some of the biggest...

As Connected Health Use Grows, Value-Based Care Models Must Follow

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations across the country are using connected health and mHealth tools to help them tackle the challenges associated with value-based care. But as more organizations continue their shifts away from fee-for-service...

Telehealth Emerging as Value-Based Care Patient Engagement Tech

by Sara Heath

Telehealth is becoming more than just a tool to increase remote patient access to care. In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, telehealth technology is emerging as a tool to support patient self-management, according to a new...

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...

Patient Engagement Key Healthcare Innovation Trend, CHIME Says

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations are making improvements in patient portal optimization and inpatient patient engagement tools, but more work needs to be done to personalize the patient experience, according to the CHIME Most Wired Trends...

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...

Patient Portal Use Low in Chronic Care Patient Populations

by Sara Heath

Despite going through the steps of patient portal registration, 35 percent of chronic care patients have never used the technology, according to new data from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. Although medical...

How Text Message Communication Improves Patient Outreach

by Sara Heath

For Bill Hambsh, CEO of North Florida Women’s Care, patient outreach and communication looked a lot more like a game of phone tag. The process, which ideally would be marked with efficiency and high patient engagement levels, too...

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...

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....

Beneficiary, Patient Engagement with Health IT, Payers Increases

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement with their own health and health providers is markedly increasing, with more patients using health IT to improve their health and better understand their health payer plans, according to new data from...

Patient Engagement Tools, PGHD Present New Engagement Opportunities

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement with different health technologies is increasingly high, as more patients are using tools to connect with the healthcare industry, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of US Health Care Consumers. The survey,...

New Tool to Simplify Patient Data Access, Medical Records Request

by Sara Heath

A group of healthcare industry stakeholders have developed the Health Records Request Wizard, a tool aimed at allowing seamless patient data access. The tool, whose prototype was announced at last week’s Biden Cancer Summit, seeks...

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...

Patient mHealth Adoption High, But Prolonged Patient Use Limited

by Sara Heath

Patients are interested in digital and mHealth technology adoption, but lose interest when a tool does not offer strong engagement, according to a recent Rock Health survey. The survey of about 4,000 patients noted an increase in digital...

HHS Hosts Summit on Patient Engagement Technology, Care Management

by Sara Heath

The Department of Health & Human Services is focusing on patient engagement technology and mHealth tools to improve chronic care management, the agency announced during a Patient-Empowering Technologies (PETS) summit held earlier this...

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