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Patients Say EHR Use Improves Care Quality, Provider Communication

March 19, 2019 - Patients say the EHR improves their care quality and patient-provider communications, but concerns about security and data accuracy remain, according to a data note from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The note, which included survey responses from just under 2,000 patients, outlined the progression of patient perceptions of EHRs since 2009. Although EHRs have been in existence for...


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mHealth App Helps Patient, Family Caregiver Education Post-Op

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A postoperative patient education mHealth tool has been helpful for family caregivers looking after pediatric patients who have recently had their tonsils removed, according to a group of researchers from the University of Michigan. The...

Using Patient-Reported Data to Detect, Address Care Gaps

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Faced with an onslaught of clinical quality reporting requirements and unworkable healthcare technology, providers across the country experience a record level of burnout. But at Privia Health, those demands may begin to subside as...

Few Leaders Emerge in Broad Patient Engagement Technology Market

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As the search for effective patient engagement technologies continues, providers are looking for a broad set of solutions, according to the 2019 Patient Engagement report from KLAS Research. Although the report noted that organizations...

Patients Ready to Embrace AI, Patient Engagement Technologies

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Patients are ready to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their healthcare experiences, alongside numerous other digital patient engagement technologies, according to a recent survey commissioned by Pegasystems. The survey of...

VA Adopts Apple Health Records App for Patient Data Access

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has joined forces with Apple to offer patient data access through the Apple Health Records app. Apple Health Records leverages application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow participating...

CMS Proposal Targets Information Blocking, Patient Data Access

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Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Interoperability and Patient Access Proposed Rule, which seeks to enable easier patient data access and health information exchange. This announcement comes ahead...

Health Plans Need Patient Data for Future of Patient Wellness

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The healthcare industry is continuing to evolve in a more consumer- and patient-centric direction, requiring key stakeholders to adopt hyper-personalized engagement strategies. For healthcare payers, this will requires a deep understanding...

Epic MyChart Patient Portal Snags Best in KLAS 2019 Ranking

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History repeats itself as Epic Systems MyChart patient portal comes in as a top performer in the Best in KLAS 2019 rankings. The rankings, which KLAS releases annually, looks at the highest rated vendors in the healthcare IT space as...

Patient Education About Patient Portals Key for Self-Knowledge

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Patient health literacy and knowledge about their own medical information leaves a lot to be desired, leading to calls for better patient education about patient portal and data access, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Global on...

Patients Satisfied with Apple Health Records, Data Access

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Seventy-eight percent of patients are satisfied with Apple Health Records, the tech giant’s foray into EHR and patient engagement technology, according to data from the University of California San Diego. The data, published in a...

ONC: After EHR Adoption, Patient Data Access, Exchange Are Key

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Although the US healthcare industry has nearly ubiquitously transitioned to EHRs and other electronic documentation, challenges remain for patient data access, according to the 2018 ONC Annual Report to Congress. The report, presented to...

How Health Coaches Improve Wearable Tech Use in Chronic Care

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Integrating health coaches into chronic care management plans will increase the value of wearable technology and patient-generated health data (PGHD), according to a recent HIMSS report. The report, which featured results from a survey of...

As 2019 Nears, Experts Look to Consumer-Centric Health IT

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As health IT professionals look at ahead to 2019, they should expect an ecosystem that is consumer-centric and that reflects the patient-centricity that so defines chronic disease and care management, according to Chris Zant, the digital...

VA Pushes Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety, Data Access

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Two recent announcements out of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) highlight the agency’s push toward more patient-centered care, including improving patient safety and patient data access. The most recent announcement pertains...

HHS Issues RFI for HIPAA Improvements, Care Coordination

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The HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a request for information (RFI) on how to improve HIPAA regulations that would foster patient-centered care, care coordination, and patient data access all while protecting patient...

Low Patient Portal Use Sparks Calls for Patient Tech Education

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Despite strong incentives and provider attempts to the contrary, few patients are actually using the patient portal, according to new data from researchers at the University of Michigan. Patient portals, which rose in popularity after...

AHIMA, AMIA: HIPAA Overhaul Needed for Patient Data Access

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Updates to HIPAA, the decades old statute that regulates the flow of patient health information, could enable better patient data access and engaged use of that data, according to the American Health Information Management Association...

Researchers Test Patient-Reported Outcomes Tools in Cancer Care

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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...

How Online Medical Info Impacts Patient-Provider Relationships

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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...

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