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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What Limits Digital Health Use in Chronic Care Management?

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Both patients and providers recognize the benefits digital health has on patient engagement in chronic care management. However, both parties have apprehensions, which one group of researchers says can arm digital health developers reframe...

Assessing Online Symptom Searches, Patient Self-Diagnosis Habits

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Amidst the push for more patient engagement in healthcare, an adverse consequence has arisen: patients often use digital resources for online symptom searches and to develop their own self-diagnosis, which may not always be...

Top Tips for Successful Patient Portal Secure Messaging

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Secure messaging via the patient portal has presented a new frontier for patient-provider communication. What was previously discussed via telephone calls or during in-person follow-up appointments can now be done digitally, helping to...

Charitable mHealth Apps Increase Patient Engagement, Tool Use

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Not every mHealth app is well-suited to increase patient engagement for every patient population, but one new tool out of the University of Southern California (USC) has proven effective for the charitable-minded. The tool, detailed in a...

3 Best Practices for Shared Decision-Making in Healthcare

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Delivering meaningful patient engagement requires that patients play a key and active role in their own healthcare. As a part of that effort, healthcare professionals are increasingly looking to integrate shared decision-making into...

How Race Affects Patient Activation Impact on Hospital Readmission

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High patient health literacy leads to better patient activation and reduces the likelihood of preventable hospital readmissions, according to a group of researchers from Boston University. However, racial disparities exist, emphasizing a...

How HIPAA Regulations Can Encourage Caregiver, Family Engagement

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Being a patient does not have to be a solo experience. Many patients benefit from caregiver and family engagement - and many providers encourage collaborative decision-making.   While HIPAA regulations exist to secure the rights...

Does Patient Portal Secure Messaging Prompt More Office Visits?

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Patient portals have long been championed as the new and innovative strategy for improving patient engagement and access to quality healthcare. Patients can communicate with their providers about health concerns using secure messaging and...

Low Broadband Access Stunts Patient Portal Use, Health Equity

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Limited broadband access quells patient portal use and health equity, underscoring broadband as a key social determinant of health, according to research published in JAMIA. Healthcare professionals have long praised patient portals as...

4 Pros and Cons of Digital Patient Health Data Access

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Patient health data access is a generally accepted patient engagement strategy that helps to empower patients through improved health literacy and integration into the care team. Healthcare providers are acting on patient data access,...

Following Patient Portal Adoption, Patient Activation is Key

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New York City Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) is among the majority of health systems enjoying the patient-centered benefits of patient portal adoption. Now, the health system is facing its latest challenge – getting more patients...

Nurses Focus on Patient Education, Dispelling Misinformation

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Nurses are finding themselves on the frontlines of patient education efforts, helping to teach patients about health conditions, improving patient health literacy, and working to dispel misinformation patients may have retained through...

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