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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