PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Technologies

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...

Patients Interested in Telehealth Tech, But Improvements Are Key

by Sara Heath

Although the patient interest in telehealth and other virtual health tools is there, healthcare organizations will need to improve their integration and deliver of these tools in order to garner meaningful adoption, according to a new...

How Technology Can Enhance Family Communication, Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

When Ashley Hodge, MBA, CCP, FPP, saw first-hand the distress many family members experience when their child undergoes surgery, she knew she had to make family communication a part of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s patient...

AHRQ Hosts Contest for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Apps

by Sara Heath

The Agency for Healthcare Resources and Quality (AHRQ) has launched the Step Up App Challenge aimed at creating patient engagement technologies that collect patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs). The contest, which offers $250,000 in...

Geisinger App to Support Patients in Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Geisinger and Merck have joined forces to create new patient- and caregiver-facing apps to support chronic disease management. The two patient engagement apps will help patients manage the logistics of their care, such as scheduling and...

Patients Unclear About Access to Telehealth Under their Health Plans

by Sara Heath

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...

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,...

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