Thursday, June 5, 2014

Empowering Engagement through the Adoption of Patient Portals

Who is using your patient portal? What is the health literacy of your population? Has your organization reaped the incredible benefits of actively engaged patients? If not, the time to act is now!

Patients who have more knowledge, skill, and confidence in managing their health, and who are more adept at navigation and using the health care system, appear to incur lower costs.

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, people who are actively engaged in their health care are more likely to stay healthy, while those who lack the skills and confidence to manage their own care often require more of it and incur up to 21 percent higher health care costs.

Utilization of patient portals is also a key exercise for satisfying Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.

Now patients must participate in order for the EP to meet Meaningful Use Stage 2.
Consider these new measures for 2014:
  • More than 5% of patients must send secure messages to their EP
  • More than 5% of patients must access their health information online (via a patient portal)
Are you satisfied with your Return on Engagement?
Health engagement, and in particular bolstering activation and health literacy, delivers a win-win for individuals to achieve optimal health outcomes.If you are looking for a new and innovative approach, mHealth Games can help! Health information can confuse anyone. mHealth Games helps patients and caregivers better understand and act on health information. 

Consider the power of a universal language such as games...
A recent study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine examined the effects of gaming on health outcomes, and video games improved 69% of psychological therapy outcomes, 59% of physical therapy outcomes, 50% of physical activity outcomes, 46% of clinician skills outcomes, 42% of health education outcomes, 42% of pain distraction outcomes, and 37% of disease self-management outcomes. 

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