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Category: Patient Experience


Innovation, Patient Experience

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

May 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Data from a new survey show that as many as 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with their patients. According to the authors, this is the first nationally-representative survey to examine oncologists’ practices and beliefs on the subject […]


Innovation, Opinions, Patient Experience

Best practices to care for patients with limited English proficiency

April 5, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Communicating the ins and outs of healthcare and treatment to patients is hard enough without a language barrier. While complex medical jargon may sound like another language to many patients, even relatively simple conversations may be difficult when patients have […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

9 best practices for helping patients pay healthcare bills

April 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Patient demand for price information is increasing, but many providers continue to struggle to generate meaningful estimates for them. According to Advisory Board research, 89 percent of patients want to know their medical costs in advance of receiving care. Giving […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Apple expands effort to give patients iPhone access to medical records

April 2, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Apple has launched an enhancement to its Health app that enables patients at participating U.S. hospitals and clinics to get access to their medical records from multiple providers on their iPhones. Previously, 12 major providers—including Cedars-Sinai, Johns Hopkins Medicine and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Poll: 44% Of Americans Skip Doctor Visits Due To Cost

March 26, 2018

Via: Forbes

Due to the high cost of healthcare, 44% Americans didn’t go see a physician last year when they were sick or injured, according to a new survey. The West Health Institute/NORC at the University of Chicago national poll comes as […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How one facility decreased viral infection rates in children by 44%

March 23, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

This year’s difficult flu season is almost over – and there’s more good news where that came from. A new study shows that using a specific form of disinfection technology can significantly reduce rates of viral infections in pediatric patients. […]


EHR & EMR, Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers say EHRs must be refocused on patient life, health goals

March 21, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Electronic health records are poorly designed to support longitudinal, personalized healthcare and must be reconfigured around patients’ life and health goals, providing clinicians with relevant and actionable information that is responsive to patient needs. So argues Zsolt Nagykaldi, associate professor […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How your hospital can improve medication adherence

March 8, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Getting patients to follow instructions for their medication after they leave your hospital is often more difficult than you’d like it to be. And when patients aren’t taking their medications at the right times or in the right dosages, the […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

Consumers hungry for more digital healthcare interaction

March 6, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

Rising demand for digital interaction between consumers and doctors is paving the way for nontraditional players to upend the healthcare industry, according to a new survey. More than half of the nearly 2,500 consumers surveyed are comfortable contacting their physician […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Keys to fostering a ‘no excuse’ culture of accountability at your hospital

February 22, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Creating a culture of accountability among your employees can significantly improve patient care and your hospital’s operations, but the process of doing so is easier said than done. Start by setting an appropriate example for your staff and emphasizing an […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Doctors learn how to talk to patients about dying

February 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Lynn Black’s mother-in-law, who had lupus and lung cancer, was rushed into a hospital intensive care unit last summer with shortness of breath. As she lay in bed, intubated and unresponsive, a parade of doctors told the family “all good […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How to engage patients in 2018

February 6, 2018

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

In the transition to value-based care, patient engagement has become health care’s biggest issue. According to a recent study commissioned by Change Healthcare, there’s still a lot of work to be done in this area. The survey of more than […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Walmart To Give Away Kits To Dispose Of Opioids At Home

January 17, 2018

Via: Forbes

In another private-sector effort to limit the availability of prescription opioids in the U.S., Walmart is introducing a new, free program for people who fill opioid prescriptions to help them dispose of unused pills safely at home. At all of […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Regulatory

Proposed legislation would give patients improved access to records

December 19, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

Recently introduced legislation in the House of Representatives seeks to reduce patient frustration in dealing with a variety of interactions with the nation’s healthcare providers as they try to access their health records. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.) introduced the […]


Innovation, Medical Devices, Patient Experience

Banner Health hits snags migrating two hospitals from Epic to Cerner EHR

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Banner Health is running into problems as it works to move two hospitals it acquired in 2015 from the University of Arizona from an Epic electronic health record installation onto a Cerner EHR. “On October 1, our transition to Cerner […]