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Docs Say Patient Engagement Technology Drives Education, Experience

October 9, 2018 - 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 tank Digital Health Coalition. The survey of 200 respondents revealed that three-quarters of physicians link patient education and engagement tools...


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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,...

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...

Walgreens Digital Health Tool to Drive Patient Care Access

by Sara Heath

Walgreens is stepping into the digital and connect health industry with the launch of its Find Care Now platform, a tool aimed at improving patient care access. The platform will connect patients with care services at various Walgreens...

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 Dose Packaging Improves Medication Adherence in Chronic Care

by Sara Heath

When it comes to consumer engagement with a certain product, it’s all in the packaging. The same rings true in healthcare, as more medical professionals are considering dose packaging to help improve medication adherence and patient...

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,...

FDA Recommits to Patient-Centered Care, Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

The FDA is continuing its efforts for patient-centered care, releasing two separate statements focused on incorporating patient voice into medical product development and improving patient access to affordable drugs. The first statement...

What Are the Top Barriers to Patient Portal Adoption, Use?

by Sara Heath

As a fundamental patient engagement technology with numerous reimbursement payments tied to its adoption, providers have long searched for the secret sauce to facilitate high patient portal use. Medical professionals not only aim to meet...

Why Consumers Need Info About Diabetes Self-Management Apps

by Sara Heath

Despite the plethora of diabetes self-management apps on the mHealth market, research regarding app efficacy for chronic disease management is left wanting, according to a recent study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

Change Healthcare Partnership to Round Out Good Patient Experiences

by Sara Heath

Change Healthcare has joined forces with Adobe and Microsoft to streamline different patient touchpoints and optimize the patient experience, the companies announced at this year’s HLTH conference in Las Vegas, NV. The collaboration...

Appointment Agenda-Setting Tool Boosts Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

A one-page questionnaire about patients’ preferred talking points may be an effective strategy for appointment agenda-setting and patient satisfaction, according to research out of Duke University School of Medicine. The...

How Do mHealth, Mobile Health Devices Impact Patient Satisfaction?

by Sara Heath

Mobile health devices and mHealth initiatives are strongly correlated with higher patient satisfaction scores, according to a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne on behalf of Jamf. The survey of over 600 health IT professionals in...

Understanding Consumerism in Healthcare, Patient Empowerment

by Sara Heath

Consumerism in healthcare is here to stay, but the industry needs some fixes to drive patient empowerment and assist patients who face growing financial responsibility, according to a policy brief from healthcare researchers at Rice...

Using Patient Rounding Tools to Enhance the Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Patient rounding is a tried and true element of the patient experience. Nurses making their way in and out of patient rooms drives quality patient-provider relationships, ensures more patient safety, and allows nurses to assess and...

BCBS Targets Medical Transportation, Social Determinants of Health

by Sara Heath

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) has created the Blue Cross Blue Shield Institute (BCBS Institute), an organization geared toward addressing the social determinants of health. BCBSI will begin its work by addressing...

Health Systems Tap Patient Outreach Pros to Address Opioid Misuse

by Sara Heath

  Christiana Care Health System and New Castle County in Delaware have created a patient outreach program to help connect patients recently treated for opioid overdose with patient education and access to other behavioral health...

NQF Publishes Playbook on Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare

by Sara Heath

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is calling for healthcare experts and policymakers to integrate shared decision-making as a standard of care. Shared decision-making helps support better patient engagement and integrates the patient as a...

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