Category Archives: Patient Satisfaction

Enhanced Medical Home for High-Risk Children Dramatically Reduces Hospital Costs, Illnesses

High-risk children suffering from chronic diseases who received comprehensive care at a special clinic at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) experienced dramatic reductions in both serious illnesses and hospital costs, according to a study recently … finish reading Enhanced Medical Home for High-Risk Children Dramatically Reduces Hospital Costs, Illnesses

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6 Drivers of Successful Dual Eligibles Care Management

Successful care management of dual eligibles, a population that constitutes about 9 million individuals in the United States, presents specific, multiple challenges, explains Timothy C. Schwab, MD, FACP, is chief medical officer of SCAN Health Plan. One key to success … finish reading 6 Drivers of Successful Dual Eligibles Care Management

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New Pediatric Palliative Care Campaign Helps Seriously Ill Children and Families Cope

Sadly, palliative care isn’t just for the elderly. Families of children diagnosed with serious illnesses can benefit from conversations with their medical providers, and information on supportive resources. But as hard a topic it is to discuss concerning adults, it’s … finish reading New Pediatric Palliative Care Campaign Helps Seriously Ill Children and Families Cope

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Patient Satisfaction Increases When Patients Know Their Doctors

Nearly one-fourth of patients reported increased patient satisfaction when they knew their physician, according to a Vanderbilt study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Realizing that nearly 90 percent of medical patients are unable to correctly name their treating physician … finish reading Patient Satisfaction Increases When Patients Know Their Doctors

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Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

Telemedicine consultations with pediatric critical-care medicine physicians significantly improve the quality of care for seriously ill and injured children treated in remote rural emergency rooms (ERs), where pediatricians and pediatric specialists are scarce, according to a study by researchers at … finish reading Telemedicine Consultations Significantly Improve Pediatric Care in Rural Emergency Rooms

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New CMS Mobile Apps Boost Financial Transparency Between Physicians and Healthcare Users

Two free mobile apps designed to increase financial transparency among physicians and healthcare users are now available from CMS, officials have stated. As part of the government’s Open Payments program, the apps are designed to create greater public transparency about … finish reading New CMS Mobile Apps Boost Financial Transparency Between Physicians and Healthcare Users

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New AHRQ Hospital Guide Offers 4 Strategies to Engage Patients, Clinicians

A new guide designed to help hospitals improve their patients’ care by bridging communication gaps among patients, families and healthcare providers is now available from HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The resource, Guide to Patient and Family … finish reading New AHRQ Hospital Guide Offers 4 Strategies to Engage Patients, Clinicians

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Mobile Health Goes Mainstream: Diabetes, Heart Disease Top Targets of mHealth Technologies

Healthcare is most ‘apped’ to use mobile health to manage or prevent disease, according to new market research on mHealth adoption from the Healthcare Intelligence Network. Smartphone apps lead the healthcare industry’s foray into mobile health (mHealth), according to 150 … finish reading Mobile Health Goes Mainstream: Diabetes, Heart Disease Top Targets of mHealth Technologies

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Determining PHM’s Value and ROI

“Good health is good for business,” says Patricia Curran, Patricia Curran, principal in Buck Consultants’ National Clinical Practice. But there still needs to be monitoring strategies to gauge the value and ROI of population health management on its participating members, … finish reading Determining PHM’s Value and ROI

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Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

Call me, maybe? That could be the new refrain from recently discharged ED patients to their emergency physicians, says a new survey published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. According to the results of patient satisfaction surveys completed by more … finish reading Follow-Up Phone Calls, E-mails Improve Patient Satisfaction with ED Experience

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