PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Engagement Tools

FDA Proposes Office of Patient Affairs to Manage Patient Input

by Sara Heath

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in talks to create an Office of Patient Affairs to support the agency’s patient engagement efforts and to manage patient input and suggestions. On March 14, 2017 the FDA published a public...

Shared Decision-Making Reduces Cardiac Admissions from the ED

by Sara Heath

Shared decision-making tools can cut cardiac admissions in the emergency department by empowering patients and clinicians to make more informed choices about their care, according to research published in the British Medical Journal 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...

How Patient Education Tools Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Empowering and engaging patient education tools are at the core of any meaningful chronic disease management program that succeeds in encouraging individuals to take the actions necessary to achieve their healthcare goals. At Centura...

How Can Wellness Programs Improve to Boost Patient Motivation?

by Sara Heath

Understanding what motivates patients to improve their health and wellness remains a long-standing challenge for providers. Investigating patient wellness programs may be key to understanding the truth behind patient motivation. Two...

Do Online Patient Education Tools Improve Senior Healthcare?

by Sara Heath

Online patient education tools are important platforms to help enhance senior health and patient education, shows a new study published in JMIR Human Factors. According to the research team, led by Anthony J. Levinson, MSc, MD, FRCPC,...

How Patient Portal Assessments Can Improve Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient portals may be an effective tool for facilitating patient engagement and subsequent patient wellness, but there are several adjustments technology developers can make to these tools to make them even more useful  for patient...

More Face-to-Face Interaction Is Key to Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

More face time with patients is a top patient engagement strategy, while mHealth tools are not, says a recent survey from the New England Journal of Medicine. The survey, administered between February and March of this year, gleaned...

Patient Engagement Interventions Boost Shared Decision-Making

by Sara Heath

Interventions targeting patient and provider behaviors are notably effective in improving provider communication and shared decision-making, says a recent study published in Health Affairs. The study, conducted by a research team led by...

How Patient Portals Can Produce Revenue Cycle Benefits

by Sara Heath

In order to accrue financial benefits from implementing a patient portal, healthcare organizations must understand how their customers want to use the technology and why it’s important to keep the tool patient-centered. As...

Health IT, Internet of Things Devices Boost Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement and the devices, tools, and communications systems that support it have become some of the most important concepts in the healthcare space. By carefully implementing and directing the use of patient portals, medical...

Patient Portal Adoption Rates Hinge on Age, Ethnicity

by Sara Heath

When it comes to patient portal adoption rates, age and ethnicity seem to make a difference. In a recent study out of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, researchers Nancy P. Gordon, ScD, and Mark C Hornbrook, ScD, found that older...

Online Patient Engagement Tools Improve Chronic Disease Management

by Sara Heath

Online patient engagement tools such as patient portals play a significant role in increasing patient engagement in chronic disease management and preventative care, according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente of Southern...

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