Patient engagement &portals

Patient portal use and hospital outcomes

ObjectivesTo determine whether use of a patient portal during hospitalization is associated with improvement in hospital outcomes, 30-day readmissions, inpatient mortality, and 30-day mortality.Materials and MethodsWe performed a retrospective propensity scorematched study that included all adult patients admitted to Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, from August 1, 2012, to July 31, 2014, who had

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Study shows patient portals have no impact on hospital readmissions or mortality

New research out of the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville finds that patient portal usage has almost no impact on 30-day readmissions or mortality. But the researchers noted that portals may be better suited for chronic conditions, while better education, more pervasive adoption and mobile access could influence engagement.

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There’s an app for that: Clinicians are using apps to improve care, engage patients

When Dr. Yaron Elad is having a hard time convincing a patient that a test is unnecessary, he sometimes pulls out his smartphone right in the exam room.Elad, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, uses the phone to give the patient information from Choosing Wisely, an app developed by the ABIM Foundation

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The Fourfold Strategy to Successful Patient Engagement: Story of Mercy ACO

Clinician-Powered EHR Health IT Blog & Community In a value-driven world, achieving the triple aim of healthcare is of paramount importance to enhance care continuum. A major component of driving value in care is the patient experience which can be improved with smart strategies to engage patients. Mercy ACO Iowa recognized a methodical approach to

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Accenture Launches Patient Experience Manager to Provide Single View of Patient Interactions

Today at Dreamforce in San Francisco, Accenture launched the Patient Experience Manager, a new solution that leverages advanced analytics capabilities to help life sciences companies aggregate, monitor and measure patient data from multiple sources, such as nursing support providers, specialty pharmacy services, and affordability programs.

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3 Ways to Leverage Patient Feedback To Gain A Competitive Advantage

Healthcare providers agree delivering a better patient experience is important to remaining competitive in the marketplace. A recent study revealed 85 percent of healthcare systems believe patient experience is one of the top three priorities for their organizations, with 64 percent of healthcare organizations reporting theyve seen an increase in patient acquisition since starting patient

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Patient Communication Vs Patient Education How To Fill In The Gaps

The right approach aligns education and communication for a superior patient experience.Most providers recognize the importance of both good patient communication and good patient education. Whats the difference? Communication is how information is shared between providers and patients, whereas education is what information is shared.Every day, healthcare organizations aim to accomplish both, providing patients with

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