Great Expectations: Consumer Priorities in Healthcare

Posted by The Engaged Patient

Feb 22, 2017 1:49:19 PM

The Deloitte 2016 Consumer Priorities in Healthcare Survey found that the expectations consumers have about healthcare interactions are being shaped by their experiences with other industries. For example, the more convenient and customized their interactions become with industries such as retailing and banking, the more they expect the same from the healthcare industry.

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Topics: patient engagement, medical studies, family health, patients, caregivers, physicians & providers, healthcare research, medical research

Big Changes With the 21st Century Cures Act

Posted by The CareSync Team

Jan 17, 2017 1:40:00 PM

At the end of November, Congress passed what is commonly being referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act. This broad, sweeping legislation dramatically boosts funding dedicated to medical research, relaxes the process for the development and approval of experimental treatments and new medications, reforms government policy on mental health treatment, and more.

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Topics: medical studies, medication & treatments, health IT, care coordination, physicians & providers, healthcare spending, healthcare costs, medical research

Is the U.S. Healthcare System Meeting Patient Needs?

Posted by Kaerrie Hall

Dec 28, 2016 8:50:20 AM

Results of a new international survey of 11 high-income countries show U.S. adults remain far more likely to go without needed healthcare — such as doctor visits, medical tests, treatments, or medications — because of cost. Shortfalls in patient engagement and Chronic Care Management were also reported.

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Topics: medical studies, medication & treatments, Medicare, physicians & providers, healthcare costs & insurance, healthcare spending

Healthcare Perspectives Differ: Can Care Coordination Narrow the Gap?

Posted by Travis Bond

Aug 23, 2016 8:51:05 AM

A study conducted by Y&R’s BAV Consulting, on behalf of Xerox®, found patients and the healthcare professionals who provide and insure their care have very different views on topics such as patient empowerment and control. How can we solve for the difference? Could care coordination be the missing link?

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Topics: patient engagement, patient advocacy, medical studies, Travis Bond, chronic care management (CCM), Medicare, mHealth, care coordination, patients, physicians & providers, MACRA, CPT code 99490

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