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Understanding the Patient’s Role in Addressing Patient Matching

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Patients may have a key role to play in the healthcare industry’s pursuit of addressing patient matching and health data exchange challenges, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. With the industry well on its...

Quality Standards to Support Patient Experience Via Telehealth

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ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI), a third-party healthcare accrediting program, has developed a set of accreditation modules for telehealth and remote patient monitoring geared toward ensuring these tools improve patient care access...

NCQA Selects Payer for Patient-Reported Outcomes Measures Project

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The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is putting $2.1 million behind a demonstration project that explores best practices for integrated patient-reported outcomes measures (PROMs) into clinical quality measures. The project,...

Patient Engagement Tools, PGHD Present New Engagement Opportunities

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Patient engagement with different health technologies is increasingly high, as more patients are using tools to connect with the healthcare industry, according to the Deloitte 2018 Survey of US Health Care Consumers. The survey,...

How Does the Opioids Bill Address Patient Consent, Medical Records?

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As efforts to address the opioid crisis and mental and behavioral health issues come to the forefront, as do questions of patient consent, privacy, and medical records access. Specifically, impending legislation to address the opioid...

New Tool to Simplify Patient Data Access, Medical Records Request

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A group of healthcare industry stakeholders have developed the Health Records Request Wizard, a tool aimed at allowing seamless patient data access. The tool, whose prototype was announced at last week’s Biden Cancer Summit, seeks...

Low Health Literacy Costly for Payers, Health Plan Simplification Needed

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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...

Medication Management Improvements Key for Medication Adherence

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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