Health Condition Programs, which was unveiled on January 8 during the JP Morgan Conference, gives the online retail giant a significant platform in the healthcare space—and another reason for healthcare executives to fret about competition from disruptors. The service gives consumers a virtual link to a personalized care team to help manage their health.
Experts point to a holistic approach integrating pharmacists into primary care teams and comprehensive medication management that assesses each patient’s medications for appropriateness, effectiveness, safety, and adherence. This whole person model leads not only to patient safety improvement and better outcomes, but improved ROI as well.
Most patient engagement initiatives focus on improving provider understanding of the patient’s status, which involves stratifying a patient population to identify pockets of disease and polychronic patients. This enables providers to educate patients about how to manage their conditions and offer outreach opportunities.
What do you do when you have the patient information you need, but that information is buried within the patient record as unstructured data? This is the challenge NorthShore Edward-Elmhurst Health sought to resolve when they determined they needed a better way to identify patients’ social determinants of health when they presented at the ED—one of the most crucial points in intervention.
A research team at the Illinois health system led by OSF Senior Fellow for Innovation Jonathan Handler, MD, tested an AI model that predicts the likelihood of a patient’s death five to 90 days after admission. That information is then used by care teams to decide when to begin advanced care planning for patients and their families.
Since enabling physicians to use the technology, Cooper reports that 85% of patients found their physician more personable and conversational. Clinicians using DAX have seen a 70% reduction in feelings of burnout and fatigue, as well as up to 50% time saved per patient per clinical note.
The survey of 58 payer and provider senior executives — many of whom specialize in AI and analytics, and more than half of whom work at larger hospitals and academic medical centers — was compiled in February and published this week in a CCM report.
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.
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 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.