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Patient Centered Care

FDA: Drug Development Transparency Key for Precision Medicine

June 18, 2018 - New guidance from the FDA urges drug development stakeholders to be transparent with their data as a way to maintain high quality and foster patient-centered precision medicine.   Innovative, personalized treatments are being developed at an accelerated pace, offering patients targeted therapies based on their genetic responses to treatment pathways. However, in order for patients to...


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NCQA Project Promotes Patient-Centered, Quality Care

by Jessica Kent

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that it will launch the Person-Driven Outcome Measures Project, an endeavor to enhance care quality and promote patient-centered care by helping older individuals with complex...

CMS Data-Driven Strategy Fuels Patient Data Access, Exchange

by Jessica Kent

CMS Administrator Seema Verma has announced the organization’s new Data-Driven Patient Care Strategy, which will enhance patient-centered care by improving patient data access and exchange. The strategy builds on CMS’s efforts to...

ONC Health Data Resource Enhances Patient Data Sharing, Access

by Jessica Kent

ONC has released the ONC Guide to Getting and Using Your Health Records, an online resource that will inform patients, parents, and caregivers on how to access and share their health data and further promote patient-centered care. Patient data...

Data Governance, Transparency Required for Patient-Centered Care

by Jessica Kent

In order to deliver high-value patient-centered care, healthcare stakeholders need to establish policies to improve data governance, data transparency, and access to key information within health IT systems, according to a white paper from the...

PCORI Works to Expand Patient-Centered Research, Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) made significant strides in delivering patient-centered research to healthcare providers and patients in the past year, but the organization hopes to further expand its efforts in 2018,...

83 Intermountain Clinics Become Patient-Centered Medical Homes

by Jessica Kent

The Intermountain Medical Group recently announced that its 83 primary care clinics have received National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognition as patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs). Intermountain, a Utah-based healthcare organization,...

200+ Healthcare Orgs Share Vision for Primary Care Transformation

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than 200 healthcare organizations have signed on to a joint vision for primary care transformation that prioritizes coordinated, data-driven, and team-based services, says the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC). With an...

CMS Requests Input on “New Direction” in Patient-Centered Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

CMS officials have opened up an informal survey designed to collect public input on how the agency can take an innovative approach to fostering affordable, effective patient-centered care. With a focus on value-based reimbursement structures...

Top 10 Challenges of Population Health Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Population health management has become a must-have competency for healthcare providers of all types, sizes, and specialties. As risk-based contracting and pay-for-performance arrangements start to provide enhanced financial incentives for...

Hyperledger Brings Healthcare Blockchain Closer with Fabric 1.0

by Jennifer Bresnick

Developers interested in bringing blockchain applications to the healthcare industry have a new arrow in their quiver with the release of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0.0, the first publically available version of the consortium’s open source blockchain...

Mental Health Patients Receive Half of All Opioid Prescriptions

by Jennifer Bresnick

While patients with recognized mental health issues comprise just over 15 percent of the US population, these individuals receive more than half of all opioid prescriptions from providers, according to a new study published in the Journal...

Online Map Reveals Geographic Disparities in Care for Autism

by Thomas Beaton

Research from the Journal of Medical Internet Research used crowdsourcing and data scraping methods to create an online map that revealed significant geographical disparities in care for individuals with autism. The interactive GapMap, created...

NCQA: Patient-Centered Medical Home No Longer “Unduly Onerous”

by Jennifer Bresnick

In addition to being dedicated, hard-working, and compassionate, physicians tend to share the character trait of being a very vocal, forthright, and outspoken group of professionals.  Over the past few years, they have had ample opportunity...

Nurses Play Collaborative Role in Care Coordination, Planning

by Jennifer Bresnick

Nurses must be intimately involved in the collaborative task of planning and executing care coordination strategies for patients receiving services from multiple providers – especially when value-based reimbursements are at stake, says...

Social Media May Provide Big Data Insights into Drug Misuse

by Thomas Beaton

A new study in the Journal of Internet Medical Research indicates that monitoring social media feeds can provide clinicians and big data analytics professionals with valuable insight into potential drug misuse. Healthcare providers and community...

PCORI Offers $200M in Grants for Patient-Centered Research

by Thomas Beaton

Patient-centered research projects are getting a significant financial boost early in the year thanks to the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), which has allocated a total of $200 million for research proposals that compare...

CMS: Patient-Centered Care Strategies Can Combat Opioid Abuse

by Jennifer Bresnick

A concerted, industry-wide effort to curb the impacts of opioid abuse on millions of Americans must start with taking a hard look at prescribing practices and focusing more intently on personalized patient-centered care, CMS said in a blog post...

PCORI to Spend $42M on Patient-Centered Comparative Research

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is living up to its name by approving $42 million in funding to support 19 new studies focusing on comparing the effectiveness of different treatments for patient care. "We are pleased...

Patient-Centered Care May Improve Diabetes Self-Management

by Nathan Boroyan

Patient-centered care may improve diabetes self-management and patients’ quality of life, and could also play a significant role in shaping self-care behaviors, according to a new study published in Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics....

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