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Patient EHR Note Input Boosts Patient-Provider Communication

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Allowing patients to collaborate on EHR notes to set appointment agendas can improve patient-provider communication, shows a study published in the Annals of Family Medicine. Patients setting the appointment agenda has long been hailed as an...

Patient mHealth App Use Marks Motivation for Healthy Behaviors

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Patient mHealth app use is a key indicator of motivation for health behavior change, which is an important step in chronic disease management, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. mHealth apps have proven...

Transparent Provider Communication Key for OpenNotes Success

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Does patient access to clinician notes – a movement known as OpenNotes – help or hinder the patient provider relationship? That depends on what the notes say and the strength of provider communication, according to a research team...

Targeted Approach Key for Older Adult Patient Portal Adoption

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Healthcare organizations need patient portal adoption campaigns tailored to older patients to create a more robust portal buy-in, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. This is necessary regardless of a patient’s...

Guidelines for Designing Patient-Centered Research Initiatives

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Developing patient-centered research initiatives is key to driving meaningful study protocol and fueling literature that is useful and relevant to patients. However, not enough healthcare experts are well-versed in how to create patient-centered...

Supporting Patients in HIPAA Compliant Health Data Access

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Patient heath data access is key to meaningful patient engagement, helping to empower patients in healthcare decision-making and self-management. However, ensuring patient access to their own medical records is often easier said than done. Recent...

Patient Portal Use Lagging Despite Strong Provider Support

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Although most healthcare organizations offer patients access to their individual health records, less than one-third of patients look at that data on the patient portal, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO)....

How Patient Portal Use Improves Business in Specialty Groups

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Finding an effective use for the patient portal may not be instinctual in acute specialty settings. After all, patients don’t always need a follow-up appointment in some of these settings, and many patients aren’t accessing health...

Digital Patient Education Tools Improve Procedure Prep Process

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Digital tools are helpful in driving patient education in procedure preparation, helping to reduce the number of necessary repeat procedures in patients undergoing their first colonoscopy, shows a study published in the American Journal of Medicine....

Better Assessments Needed for Patient EHR Note Readability

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Healthcare professionals need a better metric for testing patient readability for EHR notes, especially as patients gain more access to their health data via clinician notes and the patient portal, says a recent study published in the Journal...

Accuracy, Usefulness of Patient eHealth Literacy Assessments

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With the increasing mHealth and other health IT use to support patient engagement, healthcare professionals are focused on assessing the ability for patients to access, use, and apply knowledge from these tools — otherwise known as patient...

AHIMA Reviews the Basics of HIPAA Compliant Patient Data Access

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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has posted a slideshow and report guiding patients through the proper process of  obtaining their medical records from their providers and navigating HIPAA privacy regulations....

mHealth Use Hinges on Patient Perceptions of App Efficacy

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Even when mHealth apps have high usability ratings, patients still might not use them due to their own personal barriers, shows a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. According to the researchers, this highlights...

Patient-Generated Health Data Discussions Increase Engagement

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 Despite strong beliefs that patient-generated health data (PGHD) helps improve patient engagement, both patients and providers cite barriers to integrating the data into office visits, according to a survey presented at this year’s...

Health Data Exchange Falling Short of Patient Expectations

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Patients think health data access between multiple disparate providers is critical to quality healthcare, according to a recent survey, but that reality is not yet realized. The survey, conducted by Humana subsidiary Transcend Insights, found...

Patient Portal Use Growing as Engagement Efforts Take Priority

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Patient engagement is on the rise as a result of a significant increase in patient portal availability and adoption, according to a survey from CDW Healthcare. The survey of 200 chronic care patients and 200 providers shows that patients are...

Patients Call for Better Info, Education on Cancer Treatments

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Oncologists and other cancer clinicians need to offer more information and education regarding innovative cancer treatments to both patients and caregivers, helping to drive more informed decision-making, according to a recent survey from the...

Collaboration, Health IT Boost Pediatric Medication Adherence

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Kidney transplant patients often struggle with low levels of medication adherence, a problem that can put some patients at risk of rejecting their new organ. At Cincinnati Children’s, that problem is exacerbated in pediatric and adolescent...

Internet Familiarity Tied to Patient Digital Health Literacy

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Patients who use the internet more tend to have higher digital health literacy, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. As healthcare professionals continue to turn to digital health to improve patient...

Patient Portals, Data, Consumer Preferences Top HIMSS17 Trends

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Healthcare professionals are gearing up to converge on the Sunshine State and preparing to immerse themselves in this year’s HIMSS conference. As stakeholders continue to hear industry and regulatory calls for better patient engagement,...

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