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In-Clinic Patient Education Videos Improve Vaccination Rates

January 16, 2019 - 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 Institute. The study, conducted in partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at...


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Health Payer Preventive Care, ED Denials Hamper Patient Care Access

by Sara Heath

Health payers are denying coverage for preventive care screenings and emergency department (ED) care at a high rate, according to patient advocacy group Doctor-Patient Rights Project (DPRP). In doing so, payers are hindering patient care...

Value-Based Care Drives Preventive Care, Care Management

by Sara Heath

Patients receiving care from a doctor in a value-based care model tend to experience better quality care, receive more preventive care, and yield higher medication adherence and adherence to chronic disease management plans, according to a...

How Do Mobile Health Clinics Impact Patient Access to Care?

by Sara Heath

Across the country, patients living in health deserts suffer from limited care access and other socioeconomic barriers to healthcare. But mobile health clinics are changing that, driving better patient access to care by pulling right into...

Patient Access to Care, Preventive Care Key for Opioid Crisis

by Sara Heath

Improving preventive care, increasing patient access to care, and addressing societal stigma will be the linchpins in addressing the opioid crisis that ravages the nation, according to a new report from the Surgeon General. The report,...

New Partnership to Support Preventive Care Access, Care Coordination

by Sara Heath

A new partnership between the Peterson Center on Healthcare, the Camden Center of Healthcare Providers, and Health Quality Partners aims to improve primary care access and care quality. The partnership, backed by $605,000 from the...

How Digital Patient Outreach Tools Boost Preventive Care Visits

by Sara Heath

For Dana Wolf, a quality programs lead at a South Carolina pediatric clinic, adopting text message-based patient outreach tools was like setting a slow cooker. Wolf and her team could onboard patients into the outreach system and, like...

Patient Access to Care Five Times Higher for Medicaid Patients

by Sara Heath

Patients with private health insurance or on Medicaid see better patient access to care and preventive services than patients without any type of health insurance, according to a new report from America’s Health Insurance Plans...

Congressional Caucus Calls for Patient-Centered Care, Wellness

by Sara Heath

The Integrative Health & Wellness Caucus held its first official meeting addressing patient-centered care and whole-person wellness initiatives. The caucus, launched in October, 2017, aims to support patient needs in healthcare,...

Pharmacy Appointments Increase Patient Satisfaction, Vaccinations

by Sara Heath

An appointment-based model (ABM) in the pharmacy can improve patient satisfaction, patient-provider relationships, and adherence to preventive care and vaccinations, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Pharmacist...

CVS Health Funding to Support Veteran Access to Healthcare

by Sara Heath

CVS Health and the CVS Health Foundation have awarded $580,000 in grant funding to Easterseals organizations across the country to improve veteran access to healthcare and smoking cessation programs. The awards, granted in honor of...

Patients Say Healthcare Costs Rising, Care Quality Stays Stagnant

by Sara Heath

You get what you pay for, the saying goes. But in healthcare, patients say healthcare costs are rising with little payoff for improved care quality, according to a recent survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of West Healthcare. The...

Wellness Coordinators Deliver Patient Outreach in Rural Areas

by Sara Heath

Employing wellness coordinators is an effective strategy for increasing patient outreach and supporting widespread preventive care in rural areas, according to research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family...

Patient Access to Preventive Care Key for Cancer Care Equity

by Sara Heath

Better care coordination and patient access to preventive care will help drive cancer care equity, according to a report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP). The 2017 State of...

Retail Clinic Access Bumps Patients Receiving Flu Shots Rate

by Sara Heath

Allowing pharmacists to give immunizations in the retail clinic offers a more convenient option for healthcare consumers, helping to increase the rate of patients receiving flu shots, according to research from the National Association of...

Walgreens Partnership Boosted Patient Mental Health Screening

by Sara Heath

A partnership between Walgreens and Mental Health America (MHA) resulted in an increase in patients screening for mental health and taking the steps to manage a mental illness. The partnership, forged last year, included an online...

Health Coaching Drives Patient Behavior Change, Weight Loss

by Sara Heath

Health coaching conducted by medical assistants is an effective measure for preventing or managing chronic illness, alleviating some management burden from clinicians, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of...

Dual Strategy Key for Driving Patient Preventive Screenings

by Sara Heath

Patient-facing decision aids used in tandem with patient navigators are effective in improving the rate of preventive cancer screenings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Despite general...

Patient-Generated Health Data Bolsters Preventive Care Orders

by Sara Heath

Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and lifestyle information is a useful addition to EHRs and helps clinicians create tailored preventive care plans for patients, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board...

Does the ACA Drive Patient Access to Primary Preventive Care?

by Sara Heath

Healthcare coverage via the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has increased the number of patients receiving primary preventive care, according to research published in the American Journal of Managed Care. “A major goal of the Affordable...

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