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Researchers Test Patient-Reported Outcomes Tools in Cancer Care

November 21, 2018 - A group of researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (D-H) will join medical professionals across the country to test the feasibility of integrating patient-reported outcomes (PROs) into cancer care plans. As a part of a research project funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot Initiative, D-H will split $9 million in grant funding with...


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Health Tech Group Aims to Improve Medicaid Patient Access to Care

by Sara Heath

A group of over healthcare technology CEOs are partnering to help expand patient access to care and patient engagement tools, forming Health Tech 4 Medicaid (HT4M). The organization, which consists of leaders from some of the biggest...

Telehealth Emerging as Value-Based Care Patient Engagement Tech

by Sara Heath

Telehealth is becoming more than just a tool to increase remote patient access to care. In an increasingly value-based healthcare industry, telehealth technology is emerging as a tool to support patient self-management, according to a new...

Quality Standards to Support Patient Experience Via Telehealth

by Sara Heath

ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI), a third-party healthcare accrediting program, has developed a set of accreditation modules for telehealth and remote patient monitoring geared toward ensuring these tools improve patient care access...

CMS Proposal Adds Remote Patient Monitoring in Home Health Payments

by Sara Heath

CMS has proposed changes to the Home Health Prospective Payment System that would incentivize home health providers to utilize remote patient monitoring devices and improve patient-centered care. In an announcement earlier this week, the...

What Is the Role of Connected Health in Patient Engagement?

by Sara Heath

As healthcare technology continues to permeate the medical industry, experts are continuing to evaluate how connected health tools can impact patient engagement and the overall patient experience. As noted in a 2013 study in the...

Patient Engagement Technology Useful for Medicaid Innovation

by Sara Heath

Patient engagement technology and other smart technologies can help enhance state Medicaid programs, according to a recent report from Deloitte. “Smart Medicaid: Leveraging Cognitive Technologies to Improve Health and Program...

Providers Poised to Adopt New Patient Engagement Strategies

by Sara Heath

A new wave of patient engagement strategies may be approaching now that digital communication tools have become more common, according to recent survey results published in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst. The poll of more...

What are the Pros and Cons of Patient-Generated Health Data?

by Sara Heath

As the healthcare landscape changes shape, focusing more on patient-centered outcomes and more efficient use of services, it is important that providers engage the patient as a member of the care team and make joint treatment decisions....

3 Benefits of Patient-Generated Health Data, Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Through the current health technology boom amongst patients and the near-ubiquitous adoption of EHRs amongst providers, patient-generated health data has become an important aspect of patient engagement. As defined by the Office of the...

3 Ways Social Media in Healthcare can Improve Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Communication between patients and providers is a pillar of good patient engagement strategy, and social media is presenting new opportunities to promote that. As a solid Twitter bio or Facebook presence starts to be the standard mode of...

Few mHealth Apps Effective in Promoting Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

When it comes to patient engagement, not all mHealth apps are created equal. In a data brief out of the Commonwealth Fund, a research team led by Karandeep Singh and David Bates, MD, discusses various different mHealth apps aimed toward...

Seniors Turn to mHealth, Health IT to Enhance Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Patients aged 65 and older want to be more involved and empowered in their own healthcare, a recent Welltok survey shows. The Senior Health and Technology Survey, which was conducted via Harris Poll last September, shows that most older...

How Telemedicine Brings New Meaning to Patient Engagement

by Sara Heath

Telemedicine, one of the healthcare industry’s most creative and innovative technological advances, has introduced an entirely new layer to patient engagement. By providing healthcare via video conference on a smartphone or a...

Driving Follow-Up Care, Patient Engagement with Health IT

by Sara Heath

Increasing patient engagement strategies in follow-up care is critical in maintaining the health of patients beyond the scope of care within the hospital. Improving follow-up care, and ensuring that the patient is engaged with that care,...

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