By Kim Commito – With urgent care clinics becoming the go-to sites for on-demand healthcare in the U.S., patient engagement technology has become necessary for clinics to succeed in the highly concentrated, competitive marketplace. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated patient expectations and demands for…Read More
By Curtis Bauer – Two consumer financial trends – a growing inclination towards “buy now, pay later” options and a desire by millennials to pay down debt – have combined to highlight the importance of providers’ offering digital patient engagement and payment options that deliver price transparency.
By Phil Galewitz – Most states’ Medicaid programs won’t text enrollees despite the urgency to reach them about renewing their coverage. A KFF report published in March found just 11 states said they would use texting to alert Medicaid recipients about the end of the covid public health emergency.
By Matt Fisher – Remote patient monitoring is a form of telehealth receiving increasing attention and focus as a means of improving overall patient health and engagement. As a starting point though, what is remote patient monitoring?
By Matt Fisher – With the federal information blocking regulation now in full effect many prior hurdles that individuals faced in accessing their own medical records have been removed or reduced. Individuals can more readily request that records be sent to applications of their choosing or just get to their records in other ways.
By Matt Dickson – May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which means it’s a good time to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health conditions. Through patient engagement strategies, your health system can connect patients with the right resources, provide support, and reduce the stigma about mental health.
By Daniel V Samarov PhD – In order to engage patients in their care in a meaningful and sustained way, patients must see the value in patient engagement systems. A static repository of information like a patient portal for receiving test results or sending secure messages doesn’t nurture ongoing engagement.
By Matt Fisher – When access to in-person healthcare service shutdown almost completely during the pandemic, the impact of remote patient monitoring, or remote patient engagement, was thrust to the fore. The positive effects have started to gain momentum as well with more evidence as to the actual health benefits.
By Matt Dickson – With patients delaying care last year during the pandemic, health systems must focus on fostering strong patient engagement to prevent further health complications. Here are three ways your health system can drive patient engagement by meeting the needs of patients.