PatientEngagementHIT

Patient Data Access News

Low Health Literacy Costly for Payers, Health Plan Simplification Needed

September 13, 2018 - 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 professionals to ensure patients are knowledgeable and engaged enough to interact with the medical and payer industry, it is also incumbent upon...


Articles

Medication Management Improvements Key for Medication Adherence

by

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

by

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...

Patient mHealth Adoption High, But Prolonged Patient Use Limited

by

Patients are interested in digital and mHealth technology adoption, but lose interest when a tool does not offer strong engagement, according to a recent Rock Health survey. The survey of about 4,000 patients noted an increase in digital...

HHS Hosts Summit on Patient Engagement Technology, Care Management

by

The Department of Health & Human Services is focusing on patient engagement technology and mHealth tools to improve chronic care management, the agency announced during a Patient-Empowering Technologies (PETS) summit held earlier this...

Patients Interested in Telehealth Tech, But Improvements Are Key

by

Although the patient interest in telehealth and other virtual health tools is there, healthcare organizations will need to improve their integration and deliver of these tools in order to garner meaningful adoption, according to a new...

Can Patient Verification, mHealth Apps Improve Patient Matching?

by

mHealth app information and patient verification may be the keys to solving the healthcare industry’s patient matching problem, according to a recent report from the RAND Corporation. Patient matching is the connecting of the...

AHRQ Hosts Contest for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Apps

by

The Agency for Healthcare Resources and Quality (AHRQ) has launched the Step Up App Challenge aimed at creating patient engagement technologies that collect patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs). The contest, which offers $250,000 in...

Geisinger App to Support Patients in Chronic Disease Management

by

Geisinger and Merck have joined forces to create new patient- and caregiver-facing apps to support chronic disease management. The two patient engagement apps will help patients manage the logistics of their care, such as scheduling and...

VA Testimony Objects to Bill to Pilot Patient Data Access Device

by

The Department of Veterans Affairs is coming out against proposed legislation that would require the agency to pilot a digital device that would enable patient data access and data exchange, according to recent testimony from VA Under...

What Is the Future for Patient Engagement Technology, Health IT?

by

Health IT has long been considered integral to the push for better patient engagement, with healthcare experts asserting that technology will improve the patient experience through seamless data access, care management, and patient...

Patient Portal Adoption Tops 90%, But Strong Patient Use Is Needed

by

Patient portal adoption has become nearly ubiquitous across the country, according to a recent Stat Poll from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The survey of nearly 1,800 respondents showed that 90 percent of healthcare...

Patient Experience, Technology Top the List of CIO Priorities

by

Patient engagement technology and improving the patient experience is top priority for CIOs, as more organizations aim to set themselves apart in the competitive healthcare industry, according to a recent report from Impact Advisors and...

CMS Adds CHIO Position to Support Patient Engagement Tech Push

by

CMS will be adding a chief health informatics officer (CHIO) to its leadership team in an effort to support the agency’s patient engagement and health IT initiatives, according to a blog post from CMS Administrator Seema Verma. This...

How to Drive Provider Buy-In for Telehealth, Virtual Care Tools

by

Patients and providers both agree that telehealth use and virtual care adoption will improve the patient experience, but providers are still slow to adopt these tools, according to a recent Deloitte report. Organizational leaders must...

What Do Patients, Consumers Want in Digital Health Tools?

by

As patients continue to assume the role of healthcare consumer, healthcare providers and payers are beginning to leverage healthcare technology that helps connect patients to their care. Those innovations, when utilized correctly, help...

Cerner Unveils Patient-Centered Tool to Support Value-Based Care

by

A new healthcare technology from EHR vendor Cerner Corporation and health plan Lumeris aims to support patients and providers in value-based care models by driving patient-centered care and removing administrative burden, the two companies...

Cleveland Clinic Taps Apple Health Records for Patient Portal Data

by

The Cleveland Clinic has joined the ranks of hospitals and health systems across the country to make patient portal data available via the Apple Health Records app. The move will improve patient access to health data, a key ingredient in...

CMS Proposal Adds Remote Patient Monitoring in Home Health Payments

by

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...

Patient Engagement Technology Comes to Forefront in Healthcare

by

The healthcare market is ripe for an insurgence of patient engagement technologies that help connect patients to their healthcare, according to a recent market report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The report, which...

X

Sign up for our free newsletter:

Our privacy policy

no, thanks