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OpenNotes Sparks Patient-Centered Mental Health Treatment

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OpenNotes and patient data access have caused a shift toward patient-centered mental health treatment that providers are acutely aware of, according to recent research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. OpenNotes – the...

Simplifying Patient Safety Grades for Patient Decision-Making

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Hospital safety grade and patient experience reports are emerging as effective tools to aid patient decision-making about where to receive care. These tools need to be simple, succinct, and usable for the layman because they are patient-facing....

The Difference Between Patient Education and Health Literacy

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Patient education and health literacy are two key concepts in patient engagement and chronic care management. Healthcare experts strive to improve patient health knowledge, asserting that knowledgeable patients are more engaged in shared decision-making...

Using Tech to Drive Patient Medication Education, Adherence

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A noncompliant patient is not always the root of medication non-adherence. Instead, lacking patient medication education can keep patients from understanding their medications, causing adherence errors along the way. What is the medication dose?...

Pop Health Data Needed for Future Patient Engagement Tech

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Healthcare professionals are increasingly looking into patient engagement technology solutions that help them determine how and when to best engage a healthcare consumer, according to a report from Black Book Research. The report includes testimony...

4 Steps to Successful Patient Portal Adoption, Integration

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Between regulatory requirements and calls for stronger patient-centered care, patient portal adoption has become an integral part of a healthcare organization’s health technology suite. Patient portals are an important regulatory requirement,...

Stronger Patient Education Key for High Cancer Health Literacy

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Clinicians must use stronger patient education strategies to help increase health literacy in cancer patients, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Treatment decisions for certain types of cancers,...

Why Do Patients Quit Chronic Care Self-Management Programs?

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Digital chronic care self-management programs need to be at least somewhat tailored to individual patients and include face-to-face clinician interactions to maintain high intervention adherence, according to research published in the Journal...

Digital Patient Engagement Measures Aid Clinician Improvement

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A Boston-based research team has developed a viable set of digital patient engagement measures to determine how well patient portals and health IT activate patients in their care, according to a report in the Journal of Medical Internet Research....

Interactive Websites Aid Patient Healthcare Decision-Making

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An interactive website for patients helped increase patient-led healthcare decision-making by up to 35 percent, according to researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). The PREPARE For Your Care website, launched in 2013...

Exploring Patients’ Roles in Chronic Illness Care Coordination

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Strong care coordination is one of the core necessities for effective chronic disease management. Patients managing a chronic illness are confronted with a plethora of health information, often coming from multiple different specialists and primary...

mHealth Equally Effective as Manual Chronic Care Management

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mHealth apps are useful for supporting chronic care management, but no more so than manual, paper-based self-management strategies, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. mHealth apps can specifically benefit...

Limited Adoption Limits Patient Portal Decision Aid Efficacy

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Patient portals and other health IT can effectively host decision aids for patients, if only they and their clinicians adopt the tools, according to a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Having adequate patient decision-making tools...

Patient-Generated Health Data Bolsters Preventive Care Orders

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Patient-generated health data (PGHD) and lifestyle information is a useful addition to EHRs and helps clinicians create tailored preventive care plans for patients, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Board of Family...

New Tool Assesses Teen Patient Health Literacy in 30 Seconds

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Pediatric clinicians can now assess adolescent patient health literacy in under 30 seconds using a new tool developed by researchers from the University at Albany. Created by Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH, the tool addresses a knowledge gap about...

Self-Management Tech Better for Wellness than Chronic Illness

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Tablet-based self-management tools might not be successful in improving specific chronic illnesses, but they do have an effect on overall patient wellness, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. In a randomized...

OpenNotes Honored for Driving Patient Health Data Access

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The OpenNotes team has been recognized for its work in supporting patient health data access, being presented with the Health Data Liberator Award from AcademyHealth at this year’s Health Datapalooza. Led by co-founders Tom Delbanco, MD,...

Personal Patient Portal Messages Can Support Self-Management

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Patient portals and personal health IT devices are effective for pushing individualized self-management information to patients, according to a study published in the journal eGEMS. Adriana Arcia, study author and researcher at the Columbia University...

Top Hospital Patient Portal Vendors by Implementations

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Patient portals offer a host of web-based tools empowering patients to play an active role in their own health management. ONC defines a patient portal as “a secure online website that gives patients convenient 24-hour access to personal...

4 Patient Education Strategies that Drive Patient Activation

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As meaningful patient engagement continues to be a core priority for healthcare professionals, clinicians need a thorough understanding of patient education strategies. Ensuring patients are knowledgeable about their healthcare is the surest...

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