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Does EHR Use Detract From Patient-Provider Communication?

June 6, 2018 - EHRs may be doing more harm than good during the clinical encounter, as providers continue to assert that the tool takes away limited time for patient-provider communication during the clinical encounter, according to a survey from Stanford Medicine. The poll results, slated for presentation at Stanford Medicine’s National EHR Symposium, revealed that 59 percent of healthcare providers...


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Doctors’ Humor Helps Boost Patient-Provider Relationships

by Sara Heath

When it comes to building a positive patient-provider relationship, it’s true that laughter is the best medicine, found a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Positive patient-provider relationships...

Can Peer Navigators Address the Social Determinants of Health?

by Sara Heath

Non-clinical laypeople can effectively connect patients with support programs to help address the social determinants of health, making that service more efficient for managed care organizations (MCOs), according to a recent study in the American...

Patient Relationship Management Tools Emerging Health Technology

by Sara Heath

Patient relationship management (PRM) tools are slated to become increasingly popular has medical groups continue to drive patient-centered care, according to a new market report from Chilmark Research. With healthcare’s shift toward more...

Compassion, Doc Communication Create Positive Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Patients overwhelmingly favor healthcare experiences that are compassionate and personal, highlighting that patient satisfaction extends beyond clinical quality, according to a new report from Healthgrades and Medical Group Management Association...

Patient Recall Suffers as Patients Remember Half of Health Info

by Sara Heath

Patients only remember about 49 percent of the information their doctors give them without prompting, highlighting shortcomings with patient recall that can negatively impact patient activation, shows a study out of Brown University School of...

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 fulfill...

Nurses Must Be Involved in Patient Health Literacy Support

by Sara Heath

The American Academy of Nursing is calling on nurses to better support patient education and patient health literacy as a part of the organization’s annual policy brief. “Health literacy is a precursor to health and achievement of...

How to Use Patient Outreach Technology in Patient-Centered Care

by Sara Heath

As medical practices seek to close gaps in care and reduce patient no-show rates, many may be turning to patient outreach technology to better connect with patients. But in an industry seeing technology emerge at lightning speed, some medical...

Can Asking Sexual Orientation Hurt Patient-Provider Communication?

by Sara Heath

Questions about patient sexual orientation or gender identity likely will not harm patient-provider communication, according to new research from the Mayo Clinic. Instead, these questions can better inform providers, enhance patient care, and...

How Does Social Media Impact Perceived Provider Professionalism?

by Sara Heath

As social media continues to permeate the healthcare space, providers are increasingly creating their own professional profiles to connect with patients and offer better patient education. It is important that clinicians maintain provider professionalism...

Clinician EHR Demands Detract from Patient-Provider Relationship

by Sara Heath

Family practice clinicians spend more time documenting on the EHR than they do directly with their patients, underscoring a lapse in the patient-provider relationship, shows a study published in Family Medicine. EHRs have long received mixed...

Transparent Patient-Provider Communication Reduces EHR Errors

by Sara Heath

The ability to acknowledge and be transparent about clinician EHR use is yet another skill clinicians need in their patient-provider communication toolbelts, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Health...

Chronic Care Diagnoses Need Better Patient-Provider Communication

by Sara Heath

When diagnosing a patient with a chronic illness, the way a clinician communicates with the patient matters. But a new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine shows that there are several areas in which patient-provider communication...

Patients Favor Compassion, Clinician Empathy Over Low Doc Costs

by Sara Heath

Patients would overwhelmingly select a doctor who displays compassion and clinician empathy over one who is less expensive, according to a recent survey from HealthTap obtained via email. The survey, which questioned both patients and providers...

Patient-Provider Communication Vital for Appointment Agenda-Setting

by Sara Heath

Patient-provider communication and collaboration can lead to better appointment agenda-setting, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Appointment preparation has become an important topic...

How Cultural, Language Barriers Impact Positive Patient Experience

by Sara Heath

Cultural and language barriers keep patients and providers from building strong relationships, posing considerable obstacles to a positive patient experience, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. In a changing...

How Communication, Relationships Impact Patient Satisfaction

by Sara Heath

The patient-provider relationship built within the office setting may have a bigger impact on patient satisfaction scores than patient-provider communication outside of the office setting, says a new report out of the Regenstrief Institute obtained...

Good Patient Satisfaction, Communication Tied to Low Readmissions

by Sara Heath

Hospital readmissions are a multibillion dollar issue in the healthcare industry, but better understanding patient satisfaction and improving patient-provider communication could alleviate that problem, according to a group of researchers from...

What are Patient Preferences for End-of-Life Care Conversations?

by Sara Heath

Doctors should broach the subject of life expectancy and end-of-life care, but their patients may not choose to participate in the conversation, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Holding...

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