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Innovation, Patient Experience

Can Price Transparency Alone Improve Patient Experiences?

November 22, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

The Price Transparency rule is intended to help consumers know the costs of hospital healthcare services before receiving them. While providing a list of services and prices is useful, it’s only part of the solution to help patients understand what […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients taking immunosuppressive medications similar to non-immunosuppressed patients, study finds

November 17, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A large, nationwide study of COVID-19 cases led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that people taking medications that suppress the immune system — for example, to prevent transplant rejection or to treat […]


Innovation, News, Patient Experience

1 in 3 patients defer healthcare due to existing medical debt, TransUnion finds

November 10, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The pandemic appears to again be altering the healthcare landscape as patients defer doctor visits to avoid contracting the virus. A report this month from consultants Kaufman Hall showed hospital margins declined more than 18% in September from August as […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

How Should Healthcare be Delivered?

October 29, 2021

Via: Health IT Answers

How should patients be able to access healthcare services? The question is becoming more nuanced given the growth and expansion of telehealth. Prior to COVID-19 driving the implementation of telehealth, access to healthcare services had largely been the same for […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Healthcare Desserts: 80% of U.S. Lacks Adequate Access to Healthcare

September 10, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

What You Should Know: – Over 80 percent of the country lacks adequate healthcare infrastructure in some shape or form, according to recent report findings from GoodRx Research. The research finds that over a third of the U.S. population lives […]


Innovation, News, Patient Experience

V-safe: How everyday people help the CDC track covid vaccine safety with their phones

September 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Of the 203 million people who have received at least one dose of a covid-19 vaccine, more than 9 million have enrolled in a program to share information about their health since getting the shot. The initiative was created for […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Telemedicine appointments reduce risk of further illness

August 31, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Telemedicine appointments combined with in-person visits significantly reduced the risk of further illness for children with medically complex cases, according to results of a new study by researchers with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). The […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Researchers conduct an international study of vaccine hesitancy

August 30, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccines threatens to impair the steady progress being made towards achieving widespread immunity, with a sufficient non-vaccinated population to allow SARS-CoV-2 to persist fiercely in some locations. Factors related to safety concerns and distrust of pharmaceutical companies […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Black patients have worse safety outcomes than White patients at the same hospital, study finds

July 20, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

The report published Tuesday is the latest finding health disparities based on a patient’s race, a systemic issue in the U.S. healthcare system recently thrown into stark relief by the coronavirus pandemic. Urban Institute researchers, funded by the Robert Wood […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Older heart failure patients less likely to receive recommended treatments

July 1, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Heart failure patients aged 80 and above are less likely to receive recommended therapies and dosages compared to their younger counterparts, according to research presented today at Heart Failure 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Understanding the risks and benefits of cannabis use among young patients

June 21, 2021

Via: The Medical News

In recent years, the use of medical cannabis to treat sick kids is on the rise, although questions remain about the benefits and safety of such treatments. Now, a team of researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) has […]


Innovation, Patient Experience, Research

Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease

June 8, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy or more complex care. The study, led by researchers at RCSI University […]


Innovation, News, Patient Experience

Physicians, patients lost trust in US healthcare system amid pandemic, survey finds

May 25, 2021

Via: Healthcare Dive

Healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis spent months grappling with conflicting information from government agencies and their employers that chipped away at their confidence in the healthcare system overall. Among physicians surveyed, 43% said their trust […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Patient Experience 2.0: A Shift in Priorities Defined by A Year of the Pandemic

May 12, 2021

Via: HitConsultant

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the healthcare continuum within the past year, creating many roadblocks in the path towards high-quality care delivery. Amid these challenges, we have witnessed a significant shift in patient wants and needs, in addition to heightened […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Disparities persist in prescribing comfort care for ischemic stroke patients

April 7, 2021

Via: The Medical News

Receiving palliative or hospice care services was found to improve quality of life for hospitalized ischemic stroke patients, however, disparities persist in which patients are prescribed or have access to these holistic comfort care options, according to new research published […]