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Biden: Federal Action Needed for Patient Access to Health Data

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Vice President Joe Biden is calling on federal health leaders to identify specific strategies for enforcing better patient access to health data. In an op-ed published this week in Fortune, the former leader of the White House Cancer Moonshot...

Patient Engagement, Health Literacy Amid Top Patient Safety Issues

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Patient engagement and patient health literacy have ranked among the top patient safety issues on ECRI Institute’s 2018 Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations. Patient engagement and patient safety ranked nine out of...

Seniors Want Patient Engagement Technology for Care Management

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Fifty-nine percent of senior patients (age 55 and older) have concerns about their healthcare going forward, according to a recent survey conducted by Toluna on behalf of Alignment Healthcare. Patient engagement technology will help seniors connect...

How Does Social Media Impact Perceived Provider Professionalism?

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As social media continues to permeate the healthcare space, providers are increasingly creating their own professional profiles to connect with patients and offer better patient education. It is important that clinicians maintain provider professionalism...

Patients Welcome AI Tech to Create Access to Convenient Care

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Patients are becoming more welcoming of technology integrated into the healthcare encounter, showing that patient preferences are leaning less toward human interaction and more toward convenient care, according to Accenture’s 2018 Consumer...

Patient, Provider Views of Patient Engagement Technology Differ

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Patients, providers, and technology vendors are not on the same page when it comes to patient engagement strategies and technologies, according to a report from KLAS released at this year’s HIMSS conference. The report, obtained via email,...

CMS Initiative Aims to Improve Patient Access to Health Data

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Patient access to health data may become easier for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries as CMS launches several new initiatives aimed at putting patients at the center of their own care through seamless health data access. The initiatives include...

Patient Advocacy Group Creates Patient Education Tools for MS

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Patients living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can now access a comprehensive set of patient education materials geared toward enhancing patient activation. The new set of patient education tools, called MS Path 2 Care, are sponsored by patient...

How VR Can Boost Individualized Patient Education, Care Experience

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A new virtual reality tool at Boston Children’s Hospital aims to take patient education into the future by delivering children and their parents an individualized and immersive patient experience. In partnership with patient education technology...

Using NLP to Improve Patient Portal Use, Patient Health Literacy

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Natural language processing (NLP) is a viable solution for patient portal use, a process that is often limited by low patient health literacy. NLP needs to be employed judiciously, with considerations for suboptimal term linking and algorithmic...

AMIA Outlines Data Use Guideline for Patient-Centered Care, PGHD

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Community healthcare partnerships and the integration of the social determinants of health are on the horizon for patient-centered care, but require revamped data guidelines to become a reality, according to a new report from the American Medical...

How to Incorporate Family Caregivers in Chronic Care Management

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During chronic care management and other health episodes, the role of the family caregiver is increasingly recognized and incorporated into care plans. Many healthcare organizations are tapping family members to inform their treatment protocol,...

Patient Engagement Technology Useful for Medicaid Innovation

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Patient engagement technology and other smart technologies can help enhance state Medicaid programs, according to a recent report from Deloitte. “Smart Medicaid: Leveraging Cognitive Technologies to Improve Health and Program Efficiencies”...

Patient Health Data Access Top-of-Mind in ONC Draft Framework

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Patient health data access is a top priority in the draft version of the Trust Exchange Framework released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT last week. The Framework establishes a set of guidelines to foster health data...

Can Hospital Patient Portal Use Boost Inpatient Outcomes Measures?

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Patient portals might be better suited for chronic disease management and preventive measures, but that doesn’t mean the healthcare industry should ignore the tool’s potential for inpatient use, according to a group of researchers....

Simpler Medical Language Key for Patient Portal Lab Result Notes

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Systems to simplify medical language in patient portal lab result notes need an overhaul, concluded a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. These systems, known as natural language processing (NLP), can be effective in...

FDA Patient Engagement Collaborative to Guide Patient Centricity

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a call for nominations for their newly-minted Patient Engagement Collaborative (PEC), which will consist of an outside group of patients and caregivers offering their input into FDA’s...

E-Consent Forms Useful for Patient Data Sharing in Research

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Electronic consent (e-consent) forms are useful for  offering patient consent for sharing health data with medical researchers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Facilitating...

Patient Telehealth Use, Access Tepid Despite Provider Enthusiasm

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Even though healthcare professionals laud telehealth technology for its patient care access benefits, patient telehealth use is lukewarm at best, according to surveys conducted by Signet Research, Inc., on behalf of Avizia. A 2017 survey of nearly...

Patient Engagement Technology, Value-Based Care Key 2018 Trends

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The new year is fast approaching, leaving healthcare professionals looking ahead in preparation for 2018. Medical experts can expect to see innovations in patient engagement technology, efforts in value-based care models, an emphasis on community...

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