Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Patient Health Literacy

Health Literacy Education Key to Rural Population Health, Care Access

September 19, 2018 - Improving patient health literacy and reducing out-of-pocket healthcare costs can support improved rural population health, according to a recent report from the National Quality Forum (NQF). More than 59 million people currently live in rural areas, NQF noted, and residents in these communities are more likely to experience poor health, chronic disease, and insufficient access to...

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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Boost Patient Engagement

by Jessica Kent

Patient engagement is a key element of quality healthcare delivery. In order for patients to maintain their well-being, they must take an active role in their care and understand what they must do to stay healthy. As wearable devices,...

Natural Language Processing May Boost Patient EHR Understanding

by Jessica Kent

Using a natural language processing (NLP) tool to link medical terms to simple definitions could improve patient EHR comprehension and the patient portal experience, according to a study published in JAMIA. Chen et al. developed NoteAid,...


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