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CommonWell Allows Patients to Access Individual Health Data

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The CommonWell Health Alliance has  officially opened up its services to allow individual patient access to health data via its platform, meeting one of the primary goals of the interoperability and data sharing coalition. “From the...

Patient Portal, PHR Adoption Varies Along Socioeconomic Lines

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Patient portal and personal health record (PHR) adoption is steadily increasing, although there may be differences in which demographic groups are adopting the tools the most. According to a study published in the American Journal of Managed...

Why Patient Education is Vital for Engagement, Better Outcomes

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The healthcare industry has made many efforts to become more patient-centric, especially through its push for better patient engagement. However, in order to improve patient engagement, providers need to understand patient education. Patient...

Top 3 Challenges Limiting Patient Access to Health Data

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Patient access to health data is an important component of patient engagement because it empowers patients with knowledge about their conditions and incorporates the patient as a partner in care. Access to health data isn’t only good for...

How Does Patient Portal Use Affect Various Patient Populations?

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New research indicates that low patient portal use rates in minority and poor patients may lead to overall poorer health. The study, led by researcher William Manard, MD, sought to determine if patient portal use can help patients lower their...

10M Patients Access Electronic Health Data through OpenNotes

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Ten million patients are seeing their provider’s notes through OpenNotes, granting them greater access to their electronic health data and driving greater patient empowerment. According to a public statement, the OpenNotes initiative has...

ONC Awards Winners in Patient Health Data Access App Contest

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has announced its Phase 1 winners for an app challenge. This challenge prompted participants to develop apps to improve patient health data access on mobile devices. ONC...

Patient Access to Health Data, Portal Access Surges to 92%

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According to an American Hospital Association Trend Watch report, data exchange over electronic tools like patient portals and EHRs is on an upswing, boosting patient and provider communication and access to health data. In the report, AHA focuses...

Why Interoperability is Vital to Patient Access to Health Data

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The National Association for Trusted Exchange has added another new member in MediPortal, helping to drive patient-centered care and patient access to health data through interoperability. According to a press release, the two organizations have...

Which Patient Portal Features Deliver the Best Care Outcomes?

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If it seemed as though the healthcare industry is continuously touting the benefits of patient portal use on overall health and wellness, you wouldn’t be wrong. Study after study suggests that patients who use the portal are more engaged...

HIM Groups Partner with GetMyHealthData for Patient Data Access

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The process for patient data access may soon become easier, thanks to a new initiative from the GetMyHealthData campaign, sponsored by the National Partnership for Women and Families. According to a press release, several key industry stakeholders...

Patient Portal Adoption Still Slow Despite Proven Benefits

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While repeated studies indicate that use of the patient portal improves chronic disease management, patient engagement, and overall health, adoption rates still lag. In an effort to understand that phenomenon, a research team led by Alexander...

Cancer Moonshot Adds Patient-Centered Programs for Care Access

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At a summit meeting earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden announced a series of initiatives within the Cancer Moonshot mission, including two aimed at boosting patient-centered healthcare by supporting patient access to care. According...

OpenNotes, AMDIS Deal Fosters Patient Access to Health Data

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OpenNotes has forged a new partnership with the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS) to help improve the transparency of physician notes within patient-facing technologies, and to boost patient access to health data....

Top 3 Factors Driving Patient-Centered Healthcare Initiatives

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When it comes to patient-centered healthcare and shifting away from reactionary medicine, providers and patients need to keep three key factors in mind: patient access to healthcare, care coordination, and patient technology adoption. A recent...

What Consumer Characteristics Predict High Health Literacy?

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Patients who manage chronic illnesses, have more experience with the healthcare industry, and higher education levels tend to have higher health literacy, says a recent article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Lead researcher Mary...

Opt-In HIE Fuels Patient Access to Health Data, Satisfaction

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HealthlinkNY has established an opt-in method by which patients can choose to share their health data via the state’s health information exchange, boosting patient and provider access to health data and patient satisfaction, according to...

ONC Tools Review Patient Health Data Access under HIPAA Rule

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has released a series of patient-facing videos detailing patient health data access rights and regulations under HIPAA, says an ONC blog post. Patient access to health...

Providers Would Like Changes to OpenNotes, Patient Data Access

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Although up to 90 percent of providers think patient access to health data through programs like OpenNotes is a good idea, there are still several kinks in the program that must be worked out in order to enhance patient care, says an article...

Why Most Patients at VCU Health Approve of the Patient Portal

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While healthcare professionals often hear that patient portals are critical to boosting patient engagement and improving care quality, they may wonder if patients really value these tools.   According to Susan Wolver, MD, associate professor...

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