Tag: Patient Engagement

COVID-19 Pre-screening | Elderly Man Reading Messages on Smartphone

COVID-19 Pre-screening: The Importance of Proactive Outreach

In a situation report released on March 11th 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the quickly spreading novel coronavirus (COVID-19) a pandemic.¹ With the number of COVID-19 cases rising by the day and concern over whether the outbreak could overwhelm the U.S. healthcare system, it is important to be proactive in the way that patients are screened and educated in the event that they...

COVID-19, Patient Engagement

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Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers | Man Breaking Cigarette in Half

Changing Patient Behavior: Identifying and Addressing Barriers

When treating certain health conditions, physicians are faced with the challenge of motivating patients to change their behaviors. Successful management of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, and Type 2 diabetes, hinges on a patient’s willingness and ability to alter their day-to-day actions, including diet, exercise, smoking, and drinking—but what happens when there are barriers...

Health Disparities, Health Literacy, Patient Behavior, Patient Centered Care, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Social Determinants

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies | Nurse Helping Patient Out of Bed

Reducing Hospital Readmissions: 5 Strategies

One key measure of hospital care quality is the facility’s readmission rates, or the percentage of patients who experience unplanned readmission after a previous stay. Readmissions are expensive—more than $14,000 per readmission in costs to the hospital, on average, according to the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Even though hospitals may end up making a net profit from a patient’s...

Care Guidance, Health Disparities, Health Literacy, HRRP, Nursing, Patient Behavior, Patient Compliance, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation, Readmissions, Social Determinants

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ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes? Woman on Smartphone

ePROs: What are Electronic Patient Reported Outcomes?

The term patient-reported outcomes (PROs) refers to a health outcome directly based on patient self-reporting. PROs are a key aspect of clinical trials and treatments, and in modern health care settings, many organizations are transitioning away from pen-and-paper data collection methods and moving to electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePROs). Analog vs. Digital Research has shown there are...

Cancer, Care Guidance, ePROs, Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Patient Navigation, Quality of Care, Social Determinants

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Improving Patient Satisfaction - Patient Talks to Receptionist at Check-in Desk

Improving Patient Satisfaction: 5 Low-Cost Strategies

Today’s healthcare organizations are saddled with the challenging task of balancing medical outcomes, budget constraints, and patient satisfaction. While certain factors affecting patient satisfaction will require ample time and resources to resolve, there are a number of small, inexpensive ways to improve patient satisfaction within various healthcare facilities. The Importance of Patient Experience In...

Patient Engagement, Patient Experience, Patient Satisfaction

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Gaps in Care

4 Strategies for Closing Gaps in Care

To improve quality scores and patient outcomes, healthcare organizations often need to implement strategies that close gaps in care. When there are gaps in patient care, individuals are more likely to experience negative health outcomes, which can result in readmission, lower quality and satisfaction scores, and increased costs for healthcare providers. However, closing these gaps is no simple...

Gaps in Care, Patient Engagement, Patient Navigation

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