Healthcare Business Weekly Update, October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017  Vol. IX, No. 29
Sponsored by: Patient Portal Roll-Out Strategy: Activating and Engaging Patients in Self-Care and Population Health

Increasing patient portal usage is one of several key attributes that contribute to better performing physician practices, according to new research from the Medical Group Management Association. Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN)'s patient portal launch in 2015 and its continued growth in portal users has earned it the distinction of being the fastest growing patient portal on the Epic® platform.

During Patient Portal Roll-Out Strategy: Activating and Engaging Patients in Self-Care and Population Health, a November 15th webinar at 1:30 p.m. Eastern, Lindsay Altimare, director of operations, Lehigh Valley Physician Group at LVHN, and Dr. Michael Sheinberg, medical director, Medical Informatics, Epic Transformation, LVHN, will share the initial portal roll-out strategy as well as the key details on how portal engagement and functionality have evolved since its launch. Click here to register or obtain more information.

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  1. 2016 ACO Results: Majority of Next Generation and Pioneer ACOs Earn Shared Savings

  2. Underinsured Rate Rose Sharply in 2016; Nearly Half Skipped Needed Care Due to Cost: Commonwealth Fund Report

  3. Hospitals, Have Five Minutes? That's All You Need to Boost Inpatient Satisfaction, UVA Study Finds

  4. Innovative Community-Clinical Partnerships: Reducing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities through Community Transformation

  5. Nearly Half of U.S. Medical Care Comes from ERs; Figures Higher for Minorities and Women

  6. New Chart: What Are the Leading Social Health Determinants Needs?

  7. Michigan Pioneer ACO Continues to Save Medicare Millions While Improving Healthcare in Many Settings

  8. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Patient Engagement

  9. Next Generation ACO: An Organizational Readiness Assessment

  10. Infographic: Large Healthcare Gains for Women Under ACA

  11. Home Visits Open Door to Enhanced Patient Adherence, Reduced Hospital Utilization

  12. Health Analytics in Accountable Care: Leveraging Data to Transform ACO Performance and Results

  13. Research Examines Benefits of Palliative Care in Heart Failure Treatment

  14. HealthSounds Episode: Motivational Interviewing Respectfully Dispels Social Determinant of Health Barriers

  15. Patient Engagement Prerequisite: School Staff in Patient Activation, Health Literacy

  16. Post-Discharge Home Visits: 5 Pillars to Reduce Readmissions and Engage High-Risk Patients

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