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Family, Caregiver Engagement HIT Opportunities Can Improve

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Health technology plays a limited role in family caregiver engagement because caregivers have little need and are unable to identify which tools to use, according to recent data from the Massachusetts eHealth Institute (MeHI). In a survey of...

Using OpenNotes for Positive Impact on Patient Data Access

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It is difficult to discuss patient portals and patient data access without mentioning OpenNotes. OpenNotes was created in 2010 to allow patients to view their clinician notes using health technologies such as patient portals. Since then, OpenNotes...

What Drives Patient Trust in Online Medical Info Sources?

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Trustworthy patient-facing websites have the power to drive more patient education in the healthcare space. Usability, simplicity, and author authority all drive patient trust in online medical information sources, according to recent research....

ONC Adds Patient Education Materials to Patient Portal Guides

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ONC has partnered with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) to instruct clinicians in adding patient education materials into the patient portal.  The two agencies collaborated to add ODPHP’s myhealthfinder...

Debunking 3 Common Patient Engagement Myths

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Numerous and often conflicting patient-centered care strategies have given rise to a number of patient engagement myths. More healthcare experts than ever are espousing their patient care knowledge, leading to nebulous assertions about which...

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...

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