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Patient Education About Patient Portals Key for Self-Knowledge

January 15, 2019 - 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 behalf of Quest Diagnostics. The survey of about 1,000 adult patients found that only 57 percent know their own blood type. Only 38 percent know their...


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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...

Medicaid Enrollees See Better Patient Experiences, Care Quality

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Patients with chronic illness who are enrolled in the Medicaid program tend to have better patient experiences than those without insurance coverage, according to a new study from America’s Health Plans (AHIP). Specifically,...

Benefits of Patient Data Access Outweigh Provider Misgivings

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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...

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...

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