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Despite EHR Adoption, Patients Still Face Record Copying Fees

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Despite widespread EHR adoption and regulations limiting copying fees, patients still face financial and administrative barriers to health data access, contends a group of authors in a recent JAMA Internal Medicine viewpoint. These barriers often...

Five Best Practices for Improving Patient Health Literacy

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Strong patient health literacy is key for improving patient engagement, but it does not occur in a vacuum. Instead, providers should assess and understand outside variables that affect health literacy, such as practice-wide interventions, policy...

High Costs Quell Widespread Patient Engagement Tech Adoption

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High costs and lack of payer coverage are two leading barriers to widespread mHealth and patient engagement technology adoption, despite their potential to support chronic disease management, shows a recent survey from the New England Journal...

How Digital, Health Literacy Drives mHealth Patient Engagement

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mHealth and other digital health technologies have emerged as viable tools for facilitating patient engagement. However, in order to ensure these technologies contribute to meaningful chronic disease management, patients need high health and...

Arguing for Patient Data Access Amidst Provider Pushback

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When OpenNotes came onto the healthcare scene in 2011, it introduced the fairly innovative concept of allowing patients to have full access to their clinicians’ notes. Physicians questioned whether this was the right or responsible approach...

How Patient Data Access, Education Improve Patient Safety

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Adverse patient safety events continue to plague the healthcare industry, with government agencies reporting as many as one in ten patients experiencing harm during treatment. And as patient safety becomes tied to the overall patient experience,...

Digital Weight Loss Tools Improve Patient Engagement, Adherence

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Healthcare providers have long struggled with engaging their patients in weight loss, finding that most efforts are unsuccessful and have low adherence rates. A multi-faceted patient engagement platform may help improve this issue, shows a recent...

Privacy Issues, Distrust Keep Patients from Health IT Engagement

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Patient perceptions about health IT use are becoming more complicated, as health data security concerns, limited health and technology literacy, and differences in patient-provider viewpoints  get in the way. A recent Black Book survey of...

Can Artificial Intelligence Coaches Boost Patient Engagement?

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Virtual health coaches driven by artificial intelligence can improve patient-provider communication in the clinic setting by helping to activate patients in their care and encourage them to initiate healthy lifestyle discussions with their clinicians,...

Patient Satisfaction, Portals, mHealth Led 2016 Headlines

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Amidst the plethora of patient engagement initiatives healthcare professionals faced in 2016, three areas drew the most provider focus: patient satisfaction strategies, the use of mHealth, and patient portal adoption. To account for policies...

OpenNotes, Patient Feedback Tools Improve Patient Safety

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A new study from OpenNotes shows that offering patients a method to engage with physician notes and offer feedback on what they see can help improve care outcomes and patient safety. The researchers introduced a feedback tool to 41 physicians...

Patient Portals, mHealth Top 2016 Patient Engagement Trends

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With value-based care coming to the forefront this past year, healthcare professionals have turned to patient engagement strategies to improve care outcomes and cut healthcare costs. In doing so, a series of trends emerged in 2016. Between patient...

CMS, AHRQ Launch New Medicare Patient Engagement Models

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CMS and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) have partnered to launch two new patient engagement initiatives to increase quality and decrease spending on Medicare beneficiaries. These projects will be a part of the Beneficiary...

Stakeholder Collaboration Can Boost Patient Portal Enrollment

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When assessing the potential barriers to patient portal enrollment, healthcare organizations should consult with all stakeholders, including practice leadership, providers, and patients, according to recent research published in the Journal of...

Prolonged mHealth Use May Improve Patient Self-Management

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mHealth and electronic self-management devices may influence positive patient behavior changes when paired with strong patient engagement and prolonged use, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. With 69 percent...

How Patient Engagement Technology Improves Nursing Workflows

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As healthcare organizations turn to patient engagement technologies to enhance care, they should ensure strong provider buy-in and education, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The research team...

3 Tips to Help Providers Boost Patient Portal Adoption Rates

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As healthcare providers grapple with federal, patient-centered policy requirements and a call to improve patient engagement, the emphasis on patient portal adoption has grown. Between requirements in Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the Merit-based...

Does Health IT Help Veteran Mental Health Self-Management?

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Although health IT could be helpful for veteran self-management of mental health and chronic conditions, providers need to ensure they do not over-rely on these technologies. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Journal...

Effective Patient-Generated Health Data Use Key for Patient Care

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Although not yet widely used, patient-generated health data may have potential to improve patient-centered care by providing direct insights into what consumers are doing in between clinical visits. As healthcare professionals consider new strategies...

New mHealth Platform Helps Docs Prescribe Patient-Facing Apps

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Mount Sinai Health System has launched a new platform to allow providers to prescribe patient-facing mHealth apps to help improve patient care, according to a press release. Providers can assign an app as a part of a patient’s care plan...

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