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Patient Engagement Technology Useful for Medicaid Innovation

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Patient engagement technology and other smart technologies can help enhance state Medicaid programs, according to a recent report from Deloitte. “Smart Medicaid: Leveraging Cognitive Technologies to Improve Health and Program...

Patient Health Data Access Top-of-Mind in ONC Draft Framework

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Patient health data access is a top priority in the draft version of the Trust Exchange Framework released by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT last week. The Framework establishes a set of guidelines to foster health...

Can Hospital Patient Portal Use Boost Inpatient Outcomes Measures?

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Patient portals might be better suited for chronic disease management and preventive measures, but that doesn’t mean the healthcare industry should ignore the tool’s potential for inpatient use, according to a group of...

Simpler Medical Language Key for Patient Portal Lab Result Notes

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Systems to simplify medical language in patient portal lab result notes need an overhaul, concluded a study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. These systems, known as natural language processing (NLP), can be effective...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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