Patient Engagement

Facilitating a dialogue between patients and pharmaceutical companies can not only help the patients feel heard but also improve pharma marketing and product development. That’s according to Jack Barrette, chief innovation officer at Health Union, which maintains 33 condition-specific online communities. Barrette discussed the advantages of connecting patients and the life sciences industry at a
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UnityPoint Health is undergoing an extensive digital transformation, and it has engaged health technology company b.well Connected Health to facilitate its efforts. The Des Moines, Iowa-based health system, which includes 20 regional and 19 community network hospitals, 400 physician clinics and accountable care organization UnityPoint Accountable Care, is pivoting to a digital-first consumer strategy. “The
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Providing patient-centered care generally means ensuring the patient is the focal point of all clinical and operational decisions. Patient centricity is a strategic goal for most healthcare organizations, but there is no one path to achieving it. During a panel at the HLTH conference‘s patient engagement track hosted by MedCity News on Sunday, industry leaders
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As patient engagement solutions proliferate, potential partners are looking for ones that are driving patient outcomes. Investors advised startups to work with trusted clinicians and keep track of key metrics in a panel at HLTH’s patient engagement track hosted by MedCity News. Years ago, patient engagement was considered a standalone product. But changing patient expectations
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Provider and payer websites are among the main online resources healthcare consumers turn to when searching for information about services, selecting providers and accessing care, according to a new survey by patient access solutions provider Kyruus. Wakefield Research, which conducted the fifth annual patient access journey survey on behalf of Kyruus, polled 1,000 U.S. adults
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MedCity News has collaborated with HLTH to present a patient engagement track as part of the HLTH conference from October 17-20, fittingly called ENGAGE at HLTH. The sessions take place on the first day of the HLTH conference at the Boston Conference and Exhibition Center on Sunday, October 17. The content for the hybrid conference
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Clinical trial participants are difficult, expensive and time consuming to recruit, making them one of a study’s most valuable assets. Yet, across the industry, dropout rates are notoriously high. As drug development becomes ever more costly, targeted, and complex, every enrolled subject is more important than ever. Investing in patient engagement strategies that facilitate enrollment
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The complex, dynamic, and highly rewarding world of biopharma is constantly evolving. Despite this, the goal remains the same: helping patients live longer and healthier lives, and in some cases, even saving lives. We are in a time of exciting healthcare innovation, from promising new gene therapies for rare diseases to mRNA technology that allowed
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Solv, a startup touting a network of same-day appointments, recently raised $45 million in funding. The San Francisco-based startup makes software to help healthcare providers with scheduling, registration and price transparency. Corner Ventures and Acrew Capital led the series C round. Acrew is a returning investor, having previously led Solv’s series B round last year.
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The healthcare industry has historically been laggard, relying heavily on in-person experiences and a paper-based infrastructure that is difficult to maneuver and modernize. However, social distancing requirements brought on by the pandemic caused the demand for virtual and digital healthcare options to skyrocket. As a prime example, stakeholders throughout the healthcare system were forced to
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Nearly half of adult Americans reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression in 2020, according to U.S. census surveys. This reported number spiked during the pandemic, and is expected to linger. The mental crisis is reaching a breaking point for children, too. Unfortunately, this is a classic case of a supply and demand balancing act. In
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The Biden administration is providing funds to 60 Affordable Care Act navigator organizations for the 2022 plan year, up from 30 that received funding this year. These organizations train and certify navigators who help consumers find coverage on the federally funded marketplaces. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is providing $80 million in grant
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Musculoskeletal (MSK) pain is one of the most common maladies, affecting bones, joints, ligaments, tendons or muscles in areas like the back and hips. It also can be a big part of employers’ medical bills. One in two adults have a MSK issue every year, and these disorders cost an estimated $213 billion annually in
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The keen interest in value-based care models has made population health programs a priority for healthcare organizations. By connecting patients to community resources, providers can support timely interventions to improve outcomes for at-risk populations and reduce costs. But to make population health work, providers need to assemble and navigate complex streams of disparate data and
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Many people, and that includes patients, prefer to text because it’s quick, easy, and convenient. Texting is incredibly effective for medical practices for things like scheduling, ongoing care, and more. You should be texting, but you have to make sure you’re staying compliant with HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, while you
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After raising more than $100 million in growth equity capital, patient engagement company Relatient plans to use a portion of the funds to acquire startup Radix Health. The deal would build out Relatient’s existing platform with Radix’s machine learning software for patient-provider matching, automating referrals and optimizing schedules. The companies did not disclose the terms
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