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Patients Accessing Patient Portal Lab Results Need Clinician Notes

December 13, 2017 - Clinicians need to add lab result interpretations to patient portal notes when patients access their own lab results, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. This will help patients better understand their health data and reduce patient stress when accessing labs. Patient portals, among other things, have revolutionized how patients...


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Optimizing Patient and Family Education Resources for the ICU

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An integrated, centralized, and digital platform is best suited for patient and family education efforts within the intensive care unit (ICU) and for overcoming patient barriers to obtaining key ICU information, according to a recent study published...

Do Health Data Security Concerns Influence Patient Data Sharing?

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Patients need better assurances of PHI and health data security before opting into a health information exchange or other patient data sharing model, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Patient data sharing...

Is OurNotes the Next Step for OpenNotes, Patient Data Access?

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Many across the healthcare industry are familiar with OpenNotes, the nationwide movement to grant patient data access to view clinician notes. Now, the researchers behind OpenNotes have developed OurNotes, a similar philosophy that also allows...

82% of Patients Say Health Information Exchange Ups Care Quality

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Health information exchanges (HIEs) are gaining popularity among patient populations, with 81 percent of patients saying they would encourage their provider to participate in an HIE, according to a survey from HEALTHeLINK, the HIE provider for...

How Can Mental Health Apps Drive Patient-Provider Communication?

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Advocate Health Care will be rolling out a new study testing the efficacy of a patient-provider communication technology that aids patients living with depression. Developed in partnership with pharma companies Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck...

OpenNotes, AMIA Partnership to Improve Patient Data Access

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and OpenNotes have officially joined forces to expand and support patient data access across the country. The partnership, announced at AMIA’s 2017 Annual Symposium, will support OpenNotes’...

How NLP Improves Patient Understanding of Patient Portal Notes

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Natural language processing (NLP) has proven an effective strategy for translating clinical terms into lay-language, thus improving patient understanding of patient portal notes, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

FDA: Medical Device Orgs Must Offer Patient Access to Health Data

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FDA has issued final guidance to authorized medical device manufacturers, clarifying that it is acceptable for those manufacturers to open patient access to health data for those patients who request access. The guidance states that medical device...

How Motivation Tactics Spark Meaningful Patient Portal Adoption

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Although most hospitals and providers offer patient portal access, there is still more to be done. Meaningful patient portal adoption is lagging as more providers look to their patient portals asking how to proceed. Ninety-five percent of hospitals...

How to Test Digital Health Literacy in Older Adult Patients

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Administering digital health literacy assessments via the telephone presents an opportunity to understand older patient internet use and online health information seeking, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research....

How Can Mobile Patient Portals Boost Patient Portal Use Rates?

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Although nearly 90 percent of hospitals and providers offer patient portal access, true patient portal adoption lingers at around 15 percent, according to Government Accountability Office data. Mobilizing the patient portal allows patients to...

What are Facilitators and Barriers to Older Patient Portal Use?

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Patients over the age of 65 have security and usability concerns that limit patient portal use, but having a doctor or family member help them with the tool can be a portal facilitator, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Determining the Next Steps Following Patient Portal Adoption

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Following two major regulatory pushes and widespread patient portal adoption in healthcare organizations nationwide, one question remains to be answered: What’s next? In the wake of meaningful use requirements and patient engagement parameters...

FDA Holds First Patient Engagement Advisory Committee Meeting

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FDA held its first Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 11, aiming to engage patients and caregivers in discussions regarding FDA’s regulatory activities. “The FDA’s work requires us to...

Patient Access to Health Data, Patient Portal Use Increases

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Patient access to health data is becoming a lot easier, but according to experts from AHIMA there is still some work to be done. In a survey presented at AHIMA’s 89th Annual Convention & Exhibit, researchers discussed the growing prevalence...

eClinicalWorks Patient Portal Integrates OpenNotes Data Access

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EHR and patient portal vendor eClinicalWorks now supports OpenNotes on its patient-facing technology, offering patients the ability to view their clinician notes on the portal. The move will allow the nearly 130,000 clinicians using the eClinicalWorks...

How Do Patients Define Quality on Health Information Websites?

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Healthcare professionals must understand patient preferences for quality with regard to online health information websites, according to a group of Saint Louis University researchers. Understanding how patients find online health information...

Public Health Pros Use Twitter for Patient Education Messages

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Public health professionals are using Twitter to spread patient education and informative messages, leveraging the platform to communicate with an otherwise hard-to-reach audience, according to data published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

What Do Patients Want in Self-Management mHealth Apps?

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Patients, providers, and caregivers all must weed through the most valuable self-management mHealth apps as chronic disease management continues to go digital. Not all mHealth apps are created equal, and patients have opinions about which will...

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