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Patient Engagement Technology

Patient engagement: the golden prize for a healthy population. Advances in healthcare IT are helping bring new patient engagement solutions and systems to the table. Patient engagement companies have sprung up to fill this need. What should you know about this changing market?

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Patient Engagement

OpenNotes, Patient Narratives, and Their Transformative Effects on Patient-Centered Care

The development of standardized tools and techniques are enhancing the ability of providers to interact with patients, but true patient engagement requires a common understanding of its theoretical foundation and an open mind for including patients’ needs and beliefs — in their language — as part of each encounter.

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New Marketplace

Convening a Digitally Enabled Ecosystem to Address the Chronic Disease Burden of an Underserved Community

Disrupted by technologies, health care needs ecosystem-based solutions for integration and equitable access.

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Care Redesign

TOPS: Telephonic Outreach in the Pulmonary Service at VA Boston Healthcare System

A nurse-directed intervention targeting veterans who had been hospitalized for COPD resulted in improved access to ambulatory care and a reduced rate of readmissions.

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Care Redesign

Personalized Hospital Ratings — Transparency for the Internet Age

Patient user-determined weights could become a highly desirable feature of future hospital ratings.

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Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement Survey: The Failure of Obesity Efforts and the Collective Nature of Solutions

Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.

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Patient Engagement

Shared Decision-Making: Staying Focused on the Ultimate Goal

Despite growing acceptance and enthusiasm for patient involvement in their health care decisions, clinicians, at times, lose focus on the ultimate goal of shared decision-making: better health decisions from the informed patient’s perspective.

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Care Redesign

Embracing Technology to Save Primary Care

Adding providers won’t solve the health care crisis — but thoughtfully and deliberately deploying technology just might.

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Patient Engagement

Making Healthy Habits Fun

Examples of making exercise and eating healthier not necessarily effortless, but fun.

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Patient Engagement

Using a New EHR System to Increase Patient Engagement, Improve Efficiency, and Decrease Cost

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center saw active participation from patients by encouraging them to document their own health information into a new EHR.

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New Marketplace

Facilitating Health Insurance Enrollment in an Uncertain Environment

Lessons learned from five years of open enrollment in Missouri.

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