Patient Outcomes

AHRQ Hosts Contest for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Apps

August 17, 2018 - 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 cash prizes, intends to foster creation of a standardized method for collecting PROMs, or measures that derive specifically from patient...

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What Are the Top Patient Engagement Measures in Value-Based Care?

by Sara Heath

With more providers turning to patient engagement to drive success in their value-based care models, they are working to tie those initiatives to actionable results. To meet that need, providers are tapping a variety of patient engagement...

NCQA Testing Patient-Centered Outcomes Measures in Value-Based Care

by Sara Heath

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is teaming up with four healthcare providers and payers across the country to test new patient-centered outcomes measures. The project, funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation and The...

How Family Engagement Programs Support Clinical Outcomes Measures

by Sara Heath

Intermountain Healthcare’s program to support family engagement in patient care has resulted in improved clinical outcomes measures such as preventable hospital readmissions, according to new data. The research, published in the...

Overcoming the Top Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Challenges

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals are increasingly noting the value of patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) to supporting patient-centered healthcare. But when it comes to PROMs challenges abound, keeping some organizations from fully...

Racial Disparities Emerge in Hospice Care Outcomes, Experience

by Sara Heath

Racial disparities exist for patients in hospice care outcomes, as African American patients experience higher emergency department utilization, readmission, and hospice disenrollment rates than their white counterparts, according to...

Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Boost Chronic Care Management?

by Sara Heath

A VA initiative to implement patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) across the country has resulted in better chronic care management for patients, according to research from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The study looked...

3 Interdependent Variables Defining the Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Healthcare professionals can define the patient experience by a series of interdependent categories, including facility organization, care outcomes, and healthcare design, according to a study published in the journal Patient...

Does Patient Trust in Clinicians Improve Patient Satisfaction?

by Sara Heath

Patients who have more trust in their clinicians have better perceptions about the quality of the care they received and have higher patient satisfaction levels, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One. In the age of...

Negative Patient Experience Tied to More Surgical Complications

by Sara Heath

A new study out of UNC Health Care shows a direct link between negative patient experience reports and surgical complications. The research team examined patient experience reports from approximately 30,000 surgical patients at seven...

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 Patient Safety Factors into the Patient Experience Puzzle

by Sara Heath

Patient safety needs to be at the core of providing a positive patient experience, which is why Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, created a step-by-step method for ensuring his patients are safe from adverse harms and infections. It started when...

Palliative Care Effective in Boosting Patient Quality of Life

by Sara Heath

Palliative care has shown itself effective in improving quality of life for patients with a variety of serious illnesses in two studies recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Palliative care providers...

Care Coordination, Follow-Up May Boost Diabetes Care Outcomes

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement techniques, including care coordination and follow-up communication, can produce more positive outcomes for patients with diabetes, shows a recent study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics. The research...


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