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Patients Unclear About Access to Telehealth Under their Health Plans

August 8, 2018 - Nearly half of Medicare Advantage patients are unsure of whether their health plans cover access to telehealth or virtual care services, according to recent HealthMine data. The survey of just under 800 Medicare Advantage beneficiaries showed that 46 percent of patients are unaware of the telehealth and virtual care services covered by their current health payers. Thirty-seven percent...


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What Is the Future for Patient Engagement Technology, Health IT?

by Sara Heath

Health IT has long been considered integral to the push for better patient engagement, with healthcare experts asserting that technology will improve the patient experience through seamless data access, care management, and patient...

Patient Portal Adoption Tops 90%, But Strong Patient Use Is Needed

by Sara Heath

Patient portal adoption has become nearly ubiquitous across the country, according to a recent Stat Poll from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The survey of nearly 1,800 respondents showed that 90 percent of healthcare...

How Telehealth Training Programs Drive Positive Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

With the growing popularity of remote patient care, telehealth training may be the new frontier. As more provider deliver care using telehealth, they need to learn how to reframe their patient-provider communication skills to drive patient...

Patient Experience, Technology Top the List of CIO Priorities

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement technology and improving the patient experience is top priority for CIOs, as more organizations aim to set themselves apart in the competitive healthcare industry, according to a recent report from Impact Advisors and...

CMS Adds CHIO Position to Support Patient Engagement Tech Push

by Sara Heath

CMS will be adding a chief health informatics officer (CHIO) to its leadership team in an effort to support the agency’s patient engagement and health IT initiatives, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. This...

Consumer-Centric Healthcare Lags Amid Value-Based Care Priorities

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations aren’t making much progress in becoming more consumer-centric, even as industry forces are calling for better patient engagement and activation in healthcare, according to a recent report from healthcare...

How to Drive Provider Buy-In for Telehealth, Virtual Care Tools

by Sara Heath

Patients and providers both agree that telehealth use and virtual care adoption will improve the patient experience, but providers are still slow to adopt these tools, according to a recent Deloitte report. Organizational leaders must...

What Do Patients, Consumers Want in Digital Health Tools?

by Sara Heath

As patients continue to assume the role of healthcare consumer, healthcare providers and payers are beginning to leverage healthcare technology that helps connect patients to their care. Those innovations, when utilized correctly, help...

Cerner Unveils Patient-Centered Tool to Support Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

A new healthcare technology from EHR vendor Cerner Corporation and health plan Lumeris aims to support patients and providers in value-based care models by driving patient-centered care and removing administrative burden, the two companies...

How Clinical Decision Support Drives Care Access in Rural Areas

by Sara Heath

With healthcare policies prioritizing better patient wellness and value-based care, healthcare organizations are working to drive patient care access. But with care access leaving something to be desired in rural areas, medical...

CMS Proposal Adds Remote Patient Monitoring in Home Health Payments

by Sara Heath

CMS has proposed changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System that would incentivize home health providers to utilize remote patient monitoring devices and improve patient-centered care. In an announcement earlier this week, the...

VA Deploys Text Message Appointment Reminders for Patient Outreach

by Sara Heath

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is trying its hand at text message appointment reminders in an effort to improve patient access to care and appointment attendance, according to a department blog post. The system, called VEText,...

Patient Engagement Technology Comes to Forefront in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

The healthcare market is ripe for an insurgence of patient engagement technologies that help connect patients to their healthcare, according to a recent market report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The report, which...

Digital Patient Intake Technology Gaining Popularity in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

Patient intake technology is changing how healthcare organizations are approaching patient registration by offering a more streamlined and efficient approach to the task, according to a recent report from KLAS Research. Traditionally,...

Patients, Providers Cite Health IT as Patient Experience Driver

by Sara Heath

The future of healthcare is digital, with more healthcare organizations recognizing the role health IT can play in improving patient engagement and the patient experience, according to a recent Ernst & Young digital health survey. The...

VA Patient Appointment Schedule Tool Receives GAO Approval

by Sara Heath

The VA’s patient appointment scheduling system meets all of the standards outlined in the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016, according to an analysis from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The analysis reviewed a pilot...

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...

Exploring the Next Steps in Patient Data Access, Patient Health IT

by Sara Heath

Healthcare technology continues to loom large as a key part of the present-day healthcare puzzle. But as medical professionals employ EHRs and other tools to ideally make their jobs easier, the question of supporting patient data access...

Patient Billing, Financial Responsibility Frustrates 70% of Patients

by Sara Heath

Despite increasing patient financial responsibility and healthcare costs, the medical industry is still not leveraging the best strategies for assisting patient billing, according to a new survey from InstaMed. The Trends in Healthcare...

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