The Value of Personalized Education on Pregnancy Risks
Despite this increasing rate of risk, many expectant mothers don’t know all the signs of the most common pregnancy-related complications. The Future of Pregnancy Health report, published in October 2022 by Mirvie and The Harris Poll, suggests that providing new and expectant mothers with more targeted education and tools to monitor their health can help to prevent common pregnancy-related risks.
20 Keys to Better Digital Patient Involvement in Healthcare
Addressing digital requirements and improving the delivery of healthcare requires health organizations to develop a set of tools and contact instruments to accompany the patient on their health and well-being journey. The following 20 keys are essential to meaningful access, understanding, and use of digital health resources, and to promoting active and empowered participation among patients to help them take control of their health decisions.
New Study Touts Value of In-Person Training for Patient Portal Use
New research conducted at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and published in JAMA Network Open finds that patients who are trained by their healthcare providers in person will have a better grasp on how to use digital tools than those who use videos for their education. This means that healthcare organizations should emphasize and invest in hands-on training if they want to see the full benefits from patient portals.
Patient-Generated Health Data: The Key to Clinical Innovation
Clinical innovation is more patient-centric and data-rich than ever. The biomedical research and development industry almost universally agrees that aggregating and analyzing shared data is essential to the accuracy of clinical research, development, and care.
Five Things Healthcare Organizations Can Do to Improve Patient Engagement and Quality of Care
Patient engagement has become more important than ever—especially for those with complex care needs. Providers must find ways to engage patients and keep them in-network. The alternative risks worse outcomes and lost revenue.
Health First Sees Success With Hospital at Home Program
Health First is seeing great success with its Hospital at Home program, launched during the pandemic with a waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and officials at the Florida-based integrated delivery network say they’ll be using remote care management strategies long after the COVID-19 crisis ends.
Better Quality Through Better Scheduling
A recent report from KLAS called “Patient Perspectives on Patient Engagement Technology 2022” talks about patient, provider, and vendor alignment on patient engagement technology and which of these technologies are most desirable for the patient. Rising to the top of that list are tools that help patients schedule, register for, or check in to an appointment; refill prescriptions; communicate with a physician’s office before a visit; and find a doctor.
Shared Decision-Making Comes Into Its Own
Providers, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers consequently must consider and incorporate shared decision-making opportunities and mechanisms when developing therapeutic pathways, differentiated treatment options, and reimbursement strategies.
How Engaged Patients Became the New Face of Healthcare
Organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of encouraging people to live their best and healthiest lives. They’re also mindful of financial incentives that are increasingly tied to patient outcomes and quality of care. And they’re responding to both factors with smart, practical, and impactful solutions that can help patients take an active role in their health.
Most Healthcare Professionals Don’t Bring Up End-of-Life Planning With Patients, Survey Finds
A new survey polled Americans about crucial advance care planning topics. The survey, which was commissioned by hospice provider VITAS Healthcare, polled 1,000 Americans in March 2022. The polling sample reflects the U.S. population based on gender, age, race and ethnicity, region, and education.