PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Technologies

High Costs Quell Widespread Patient Engagement Tech Adoption

by Sara Heath

High costs and lack of payer coverage are two leading barriers to widespread mHealth and patient engagement technology adoption, despite their potential to support chronic disease management, shows a recent survey from the New England Journal...

How Digital, Health Literacy Drives mHealth Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

mHealth and other digital health technologies have emerged as viable tools for facilitating patient engagement. However, in order to ensure these technologies contribute to meaningful chronic disease management, patients need high health and...

Digital Weight Loss Tools Improve Patient Engagement, Adherence

by Sara Heath

Healthcare providers have long struggled with engaging their patients in weight loss, finding that most efforts are unsuccessful and have low adherence rates. A multi-faceted patient engagement platform may help improve this issue, shows a recent...

Patient Demand Drives mHealth Engagement Technology Adoption

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement technology and mHealth have long shown promise for many providers looking to activate their patients in their care. But for some providers, the days of simply considering the potential of patient engagement technology are over...

4 Healthcare Pros Share their 2017 Patient-Centered Care Goals

by Sara Heath

In the spirit of New Year’s Resolutions, healthcare professionals are making their own patient-centered care goals for 2017. But while New Year’s Resolutions typically fall by the wayside after a period of time, it’s likely...

Can Artificial Intelligence Coaches Boost Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

Virtual health coaches driven by artificial intelligence can improve patient-provider communication in the clinic setting by helping to activate patients in their care and encourage them to initiate healthy lifestyle discussions with their clinicians,...

Patient Satisfaction, Portals, mHealth Led 2016 Headlines

by Sara Heath

Amidst the plethora of patient engagement initiatives healthcare professionals faced in 2016, three areas drew the most provider focus: patient satisfaction strategies, the use of mHealth, and patient portal adoption. To account for policies...

Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

by Sara Heath

When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of...

Prolonged mHealth Use May Improve Patient Self-Management

by Sara Heath

mHealth and electronic self-management devices may influence positive patient behavior changes when paired with strong patient engagement and prolonged use, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. With 69 percent...

How Patient Engagement Technology Improves Nursing Workflows

by Sara Heath

As healthcare organizations turn to patient engagement technologies to enhance care, they should ensure strong provider buy-in and education, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The research team...

3 Tips to Help Providers Boost Patient Portal Adoption Rates

by Sara Heath

As healthcare providers grapple with federal, patient-centered policy requirements and a call to improve patient engagement, the emphasis on patient portal adoption has grown. Between requirements in Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the Merit-based...

Does Health IT Help Veteran Mental Health Self-Management?

by Sara Heath

Although health IT could be helpful for veteran self-management of mental health and chronic conditions, providers need to ensure they do not over-rely on these technologies. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Journal...

New mHealth Platform Helps Docs Prescribe Patient-Facing Apps

by Sara Heath

Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new platform to allow providers to prescribe patient-facing mHealth apps to help improve patient care, according to a press release. Providers can assign an app as a part of a patient’s care plan...

Why Convenience is Key to Optimizing Patient Bill Pay Protocol

by Sara Heath

As patient financial responsibility continues to rise, some healthcare organizations may struggle to optimize patient bill pay protocols. Digital bill pay tools may be helpful in resolving those problems by making the process more convenient...

Sutter Health Selected for Patient-Generated Health Data Pilot

by Sara Heath

Accenture Federal Services has enlisted teams from Sutter Health and AMITA Health to carry out research on integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into clinical workflows, according to a public email message from the ONC. This move comes...

Can Strong Patient Outreach Drive Patient Portal Enrollment?

by Sara Heath

Specialized patient outreach coordinators may be helpful in boosting pediatric patient portal enrollment, patient satisfaction, and communication, according to research presented at the 2016 AHIMA Conference. The study is based off of a 2012...

How Social Media Can Improve Public Health, Patient Education

by Sara Heath

Understanding online discussion trends may be helpful in disseminating patient education and public health messages about mental and behavioral health via Twitter, found a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association....

How Does Patient Health Literacy Affect Digital Health Use?

by Sara Heath

Patients with high health literacy are more likely to use digital health tools than those with lower health literacy, finds a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The study of nearly 5,000 adult patients first tested...

Patient-Centered mHealth Design Drives Stronger Engagement

by Sara Heath

In order to develop and test a patient-centered mHealth tool, researchers should employ an iterative design process to allow stakeholders to assess usability, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth. The study, led by Courtney...

mHealth Presents Opportunities for Improved Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement strategies may benefit from strong consumer interest in mHealth tools and growing opportunities for intelligent health management technologies.  According to a survey by communications firm Ketchum, the rise of mHealth...

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