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Benefits of Patient Data Access Outweigh Provider Misgivings

November 14, 2018 - Patient data access has taken center stage in the healthcare industry. Policymakers agree that full data access is a fundamental patient right. Providers assert that patients who access their own health information will be better informed and therefore more engaged in their own care. And according to new data from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), patients believe data...


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Health Tech Group Aims to Improve Medicaid Patient Access to Care

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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...

As Connected Health Use Grows, Value-Based Care Models Must Follow

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Healthcare organizations across the country are using connected health and mHealth tools to help them tackle the challenges associated with value-based care. But as more organizations continue their shifts away from fee-for-service...

Telehealth Emerging as Value-Based Care Patient Engagement Tech

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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...

FDA MyStudies App to Integrate Patient Data into Clinical Trials

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The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled its MyStudies app, a tool aimed at collecting patient-generated health data (PGHD) and other information to inform regulatory decision-making and clinical trial development. As the healthcare...

Patient Engagement Key Healthcare Innovation Trend, CHIME Says

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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...

Health Systems Boost Patient Data Access with Apple Health Records

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Henry Ford Health System has joined the ranks of healthcare providers offering patient data access through the Apple Health Records app. The app allows patients to view their own medical records through an iPhone system. Patients may also...

Patient Portal Use Low in Chronic Care Patient Populations

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Despite going through the steps of patient portal registration, 35 percent of chronic care patients have never used the technology, according to new data from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. Although medical...

Record Copying Fees, Admin Hurdles Harm Patient Data Access

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As a part of their calls for overall better patient engagement, healthcare industry professionals say medical practices need to offer easy and streamlined patient data access. HIPAA protocol has made it so practice administrators need to...

Patients Assert Patient Matching Key to Better Health Data Use

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Patients largely agree that patient matching is an urgent issue and threat to patient safety, but have some security concerns about strategies for overcoming patient matching, according to a new report from Pew Charitable...

Docs Say Patient Engagement Technology Drives Education, Experience

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Physicians overwhelmingly support the use of patient engagement technology as a means to improving patient education and patient-provider communication, according to a recent survey conducted by SERMO on behalf of PatientPoint and think...

Understanding the Patient’s Role in Addressing Patient Matching

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Patients may have a key role to play in the healthcare industry’s pursuit of addressing patient matching and health data exchange challenges, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. With the industry well on its...

Quality Standards to Support Patient Experience Via Telehealth

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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...

NCQA Selects Payer for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Project

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is putting $2.1 million behind a demonstration project that explores best practices for integrated patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) into clinical quality measures. The project,...

Patient Engagement Tools, PGHD Present New Engagement Opportunities

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Patient engagement with different health technologies is increasingly high, as more patients are using tools to connect with the healthcare industry, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of US Health Care Consumers. The survey,...

How Does the Opioids Bill Address Patient Consent, Medical Records?

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As efforts to address the opioid crisis and mental and behavioral health issues come to the forefront, as do questions of patient consent, privacy, and medical records access. Specifically, impending legislation to address the opioid...

New Tool to Simplify Patient Data Access, Medical Records Request

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A group of healthcare industry stakeholders have developed the Health Records Request Wizard, a tool aimed at allowing seamless patient data access. The tool, whose prototype was announced at last week’s Biden Cancer Summit, seeks...

Low Health Literacy Costly for Payers, Health Plan Simplification Needed

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Low patient health literacy costs US healthcare payers nearly $4.8 billion in administrative costs each year, suggesting a need for health plan simplification, according to a new report from Accenture. While it is important for healthcare...

Medication Management Improvements Key for Medication Adherence

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Although the healthcare industry is on the right track, more must be done to improve medication management to drive higher patient medication adherence and patient safety, according to a survey from the Association of Medical Directors of...

Revamping Patient-Reported Outcomes for Medicare Advantage Plans

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Using patient-reported outcomes (PRO) data could be a better measure for risk adjustment payments for Medicare Advantage plans, but better strategies for collecting PRO data must first be developed, according to a recent report from the...

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