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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...

Patients Accessing Patient Portal Lab Results Need Clinician Notes

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Clinicians need to add lab result interpretations to patient portal notes when patients access their own lab results, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. This will help patients...

Optimizing Patient and Family Education Resources for the ICU

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An integrated, centralized, and digital platform is best suited for patient and family education efforts within the intensive care unit (ICU) and for overcoming patient barriers to obtaining key ICU information, according to a recent study published...

Do Health Data Security Concerns Influence Patient Data Sharing?

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Patients need better assurances of PHI and health data security before opting into a health information exchange or other patient data sharing model, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Patient data sharing...

Is OurNotes the Next Step for OpenNotes, Patient Data Access?

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Many across the healthcare industry are familiar with OpenNotes, the nationwide movement to grant patient data access to view clinician notes. Now, the researchers behind OpenNotes have developed OurNotes, a similar philosophy that also allows...

82% of Patients Say Health Information Exchange Ups Care Quality

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Health information exchanges (HIEs) are gaining popularity among patient populations, with 81 percent of patients saying they would encourage their provider to participate in an HIE, according to a survey from HEALTHeLINK, the HIE provider for...

How Can Mental Health Apps Drive Patient-Provider Communication?

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Advocate Health Care will be rolling out a new study testing the efficacy of a patient-provider communication technology that aids patients living with depression. Developed in partnership with pharma companies Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Lundbeck...

OpenNotes, AMIA Partnership to Improve Patient Data Access

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The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and OpenNotes have officially joined forces to expand and support patient data access across the country. The partnership, announced at AMIA’s 2017 Annual Symposium, will support OpenNotes’...

How NLP Improves Patient Understanding of Patient Portal Notes

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Natural language processing (NLP) has proven an effective strategy for translating clinical terms into lay-language, thus improving patient understanding of patient portal notes, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet...

FDA: Medical Device Orgs Must Offer Patient Access to Health Data

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FDA has issued final guidance to authorized medical device manufacturers, clarifying that it is acceptable for those manufacturers to open patient access to health data for those patients who request access. The guidance states that medical device...

How Motivation Tactics Spark Meaningful Patient Portal Adoption

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Although most hospitals and providers offer patient portal access, there is still more to be done. Meaningful patient portal adoption is lagging as more providers look to their patient portals asking how to proceed. Ninety-five percent of hospitals...

How to Test Digital Health Literacy in Older Adult Patients

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Administering digital health literacy assessments via the telephone presents an opportunity to understand older patient internet use and online health information seeking, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research....

How Can Mobile Patient Portals Boost Patient Portal Use Rates?

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Although nearly 90 percent of hospitals and providers offer patient portal access, true patient portal adoption lingers at around 15 percent, according to Government Accountability Office data. Mobilizing the patient portal allows patients to...

What are Facilitators and Barriers to Older Patient Portal Use?

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Patients over the age of 65 have security and usability concerns that limit patient portal use, but having a doctor or family member help them with the tool can be a portal facilitator, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet...

Determining the Next Steps Following Patient Portal Adoption

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Following two major regulatory pushes and widespread patient portal adoption in healthcare organizations nationwide, one question remains to be answered: What’s next? In the wake of meaningful use requirements and patient engagement parameters...

FDA Holds First Patient Engagement Advisory Committee Meeting

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FDA held its first Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) meeting on Wednesday, October 11, aiming to engage patients and caregivers in discussions regarding FDA’s regulatory activities. “The FDA’s work requires us to...

Patient Access to Health Data, Patient Portal Use Increases

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Patient access to health data is becoming a lot easier, but according to experts from AHIMA there is still some work to be done. In a survey presented at AHIMA’s 89th Annual Convention & Exhibit, researchers discussed the growing prevalence...

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