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Cleveland Clinic Taps Apple Health Records for Patient Portal Data

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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

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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

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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...

Patients, Providers Cite Health IT as Patient Experience Driver

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The future of healthcare is digital, with more healthcare organizations recognizing the role health IT can play in improving patient engagement and the patient experience, according to a recent Ernst & Young digital health survey. The...

CMS to Host Blue Button 2.0 Meeting for Patient Health Data Access

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CMS will be hosting a Blue Button 2.0 developer conference slated to connect different health IT developers under the common cause of improving patient health data access, according to an agency announcement sent via email. The conference...

Exploring the Next Steps in Patient Data Access, Patient Health IT

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Healthcare technology continues to loom large as a key part of the present-day healthcare puzzle. But as medical professionals employ EHRs and other tools to ideally make their jobs easier, the question of supporting patient data access...

ONC Adds Patient-Generated Health Data to Patient Engagement Guide

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has updated its Patient Engagement Playbook to include information about integrating patient-generated health data (PGHD) into patient care, the agency said in a public email...

Patient Portal Adoption for Older Adult Patients Reaches 50%

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Patient portal adoption rates are lagging among older patient populations, revealed a survey conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. The survey of just over 2,000 patients ages 50 to 80 years...

Health Record Copying Fees May Hinder Patient Health Data Access

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High record copying fees and other out-of-pocket costs may be a deterrent for patient health data access, with some providers charging fees for chronically ill patients or third parties that are prohibitive, according to a recent report...

What Are the Top Barriers to Patient Portal Adoption, Use?

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As a fundamental patient engagement technology with numerous reimbursement payments tied to its adoption, providers have long searched for the secret sauce to facilitate high patient portal use. Medical professionals not only aim to meet...

Why Consumers Need Info About Diabetes Self-Management Apps

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Despite the plethora of diabetes self-management apps on the mHealth market, research regarding app efficacy for chronic disease management is left wanting, according to a recent study from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...

Outlook Is Promising for Apple Health Records, Patient Data Access

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Most of the Apple Health Records early adopters have high hopes that the fruit will deliver better patient engagement and patient data access, according to a new KLAS performance report. However, there is room for pitfalls should Apple...

Can Clinicians Test Patient Health Literacy in Patient Portal Use?

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Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School have developed a tool to help healthcare professionals test digital patient health literacy, as reported in a new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Change Healthcare Partnership to Round Out Good Patient Experiences

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Change Healthcare has joined forces with Adobe and Microsoft to streamline different patient touchpoints and optimize the patient experience, the companies announced at this year’s HLTH conference in Las Vegas, NV. The collaboration...

Verma: Value-Based Care Must Drive Patient-Centered Care

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Reducing administrative burden in value-based care models and allowing providers to focus on patient-centered care are key priorities at CMS, said agency Administrator Seema Verma in an address at this year’s American Hospital...

Allscripts Acquires HealthGrid to Enhance Patient Engagement Tools

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EHR vendor Allscripts has acquired HealthGrid, a provider of enterprise patient engagement solutions that help connect patients with their providers. The acquisition, which should be complete by the end of the second quarter of 2018, will...

What Is the Role of Connected Health in Patient Engagement?

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As healthcare technology continues to permeate the medical industry, experts are continuing to evaluate how connected health tools can impact patient engagement and the overall patient experience. As noted in a 2013 study in the...

Google, Fitbit Partnership to Boost Wearable Technology, Data Use

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Google and Fitbit will now partner to deliver enhanced patient engagement technology and wearable tech use. The move will connect patient-generated health data with patient medical records, the two companies stated. The partnership will...

Interoperability, APIs Critical for Effective Patient Portal Use

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Better health IT interoperability and application programming interface (API) use are essential for making the most out of the patient portal and other patient engagement technology, according to ONC head Don Rucker, MD. In a recent ONC...

Improvements Needed for Patient Engagement Apps, Health Behavior

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Healthcare professionals and mHealth app designers must identify ways to make medication adherence apps produce improvements in wellness measures, indicates a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association....

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