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Patient Education, Communication Key for Medication Adherence

February 5, 2019 - Strong patient-provider communication, patient education, and lower costs can help patients more confidently manage and take their medications, according to a recent survey from DrFirst. The survey of 200 patients without chronic conditions revealed that more than half of patients are not confident in managing their own drug regimens because they did not receive adequate patient...


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Cost Hampers Patient Care Access, Clinical Trial Participation

by Sara Heath

Patient care access and cost of care are considerable concerns for patients with muscular dystrophy and their family caregivers, with nearly half of patients saying cost is a major care access barrier, according to the ONEVoice survey from...

In-Clinic Patient Education Videos Improve Vaccination Rates

by Sara Heath

Patient education videos delivered inside the clinic or doctor’s office can help increase the number of patients accessing certain vaccinations or other preventive care services, according to new data from the Regenstrief...

Cerner Collaboration to Drive Drug Price Transparency in the EHR

by Sara Heath

EHR vendor Cerner and CoverMyMeds, a health IT company that focuses on prior authorizations, have partnered to bring point-of-care price transparency to patient and provider. The partnership will put contextualized drug prices in front of...

Provider Communication Drives Patient Trust in Aging Populations

by Sara Heath

As the Baby Boomer generation begins to consume healthcare at an increasingly higher volume, medical providers will need to determine strategies for engaging these patients and gaining patient trust. This will be especially important in...

Using Nurse Leader Rounding to Improve Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

As healthcare professionals continue to weigh hospital amenities and a luxurious hospital and patient experience, nurse leaders from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, a part of Stanford Children’s Health, have...

Nurse Communication, Patient Activation Top 2018 Trends

by Sara Heath

As 2018 draws to a close, healthcare professionals reflect on lessons learned and trends passed that can in some way shape their paths forward in the new year. Topping those trends are the role of nurse communication, patient activation,...

Few Docs Discuss Social Determinants of Health with Patients

by Sara Heath

Sixty-eight percent of patients have experienced at least one of the social determinants of health (SDOH), but very few are talking to their doctors about it, according to a recent report from Waystar. The SDOH are the various lifestyle...

As Health IT Evolves, Patient-Provider Trust Remains Essential

by Sara Heath

When the stethoscope was invented in 1816, it was a revolutionary change in medicine. What was once an extremely detailed and intimate conversation between patient and provider suddenly had a new instrument separating them. But although...

Using Patient-Provider Communication for Antibiotic Stewardship

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry continues to explore the meaning of quality in healthcare, an examination of antibiotic stewardship may come to the forefront. But as antibiotic prescriptions are shown to correlate with patient satisfaction,...

45 Minutes of Patient Education Boosts Chronic Disease Management

by Jessica Kent

A health literacy program that required second-year medical students to spend an additional 45 minutes delivering patient education helped improve chronic disease management and health outcomes, a study published in the Journal of the...

How Online Medical Info Impacts Patient-Provider Relationships

by Sara Heath

The slew of online medical information is impacting patient-provider relationships, according to a new survey from Merck Manuals. The survey of 240 family physicians found that patients are increasingly accessing online medical...

Patient Engagement Key Healthcare Innovation Trend, CHIME Says

by Sara Heath

Healthcare organizations are making improvements in patient portal optimization and inpatient patient engagement tools, but more work needs to be done to personalize the patient experience, according to the CHIME Most Wired Trends...

How Does Physician Burnout Impact Patient Care Access?

by Sara Heath

Physician burnout is reaching new heights. And as more doctors look to make their next moves in a career that leaves them stressed and unsatisfied, the industry faces threats to patient care access. The physician burnout epidemic has...

Aiming for Success in the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model

by Sara Heath

Evolution and adaptability are essential for healthcare organizations aiming to thrive in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) models. As the healthcare industry continues to change, organizations need to be ready to address changing...

Understanding Physician Empathy, How It Impacts Patient Care

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare industry continues its focus on better patient experiences and higher satisfaction, physicians work to improve their patient-provider communication skills. Paramount to these skills is physician empathy, a somewhat...

How Text Message Communication Improves Patient Outreach

by Sara Heath

For Bill Hambsh, CEO of North Florida Women’s Care, patient outreach and communication looked a lot more like a game of phone tag. The process, which ideally would be marked with efficiency and high patient engagement levels, too...

Patient-Provider Communication Falls Short of Patient Expectation

by Sara Heath

Although patient-provider communication is an essential aspect of the primary care visit, expectations aren’t quite reality, according to data from Samueli Integrative Health Programs, a non-profit healthcare advocacy group. A...

Could Patient-Provider Relationships Reduce Provider Burnout?

by Sara Heath

Focusing on patient-provider relationships and strategies to address the social determinants of health could help reduce provider burnout, but current care models do not always allow for that, according to the Physicians Foundation’s...

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...

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