Meeting the challenge of patient engagement

Patient engagement remains a crucial but challenging component of the modern care paradigm. “Providers are finding that there is a lot of nuance to defining a truly engaged patient…Those who have successfully engaged patients in their care have done so with a combination of human touch and technology.”

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Patient portals more useful than many realize

Patient portals are potent tools for engaging patients and meeting MU2 VDT requirements. “Making healthcare information easily accessible is a critical part of keeping patients involved and informed in their care.”

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Healthcare Strategist Predicts that Skyrocketing Costs of Cancer Care May Soon Exceed the Value of New Medical Laboratory Tests and Therapeutic Drugs for Cancer Read more: Healthcare Strategist Predicts that Skyrocketing Costs of Cancer Care May Soon Exceed the Value of New Medical Laboratory Tests and Therapeutic Drugs for Cancer | Dark Daily http://www.darkdaily.com/healthcare-strategist-predicts-that-skyrocketing-costs-of-cancer-care-may-soon-exceed-the-value-of-new-medical-laboratory-tests-and-therapeutic-drugs-for-cancer

What trends are shaping the future of cancer care management? The new CMS Oncology Care Model—which incorporates “appropriate aligned financial incentives to improve care coordination, appropriateness of care and access to care for beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy”—is but one example of the pace of change.

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Studying health care reform abroad: Lessons in chronic disease management

The Center for Health Policy convened a roundtable at the 6th National Accountable Care Organization Summit to discuss accountable care models that address the needs of chronically ill patients, such as those with diabetes or cancer. Many opportunities have been identified worldwide to improve chronic disease care through steps such as better care coordination, more convenient sites of service, remote monitoring, and team-based approaches.

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