Tag Archives: patient

Telehealth Bolsters Patient Satisfaction (J.D. Power), and Providers Are Working to Catch Up (BDO)

Two studies published in May 2021 illustrate the value and importance of telehealth to patients in 2020, and a disconnect among many C-level executives working in hospitals, academic medical centers, and other care provider organizations. Together, the two reports from J.D. Power and BDO illustrate some mis-alignment between the demand and supply side of telehealth.… Read More »

How do patients really feel about virtual care and electronic patient engagement?

Recently, a Harris Poll conducted an online among 2,055 adults ages 18+. The survey was conducted within the United States between March 25 to 29, 2021.  The survey focused on individuals who had interacted with the health care system in the last year. The aim of the Connected Healthcare Study was to understand the impact… Read More »

Low fodmap diet patient handout

Find an ACG member gastroenterologist with a specialized interest in liver disease. This diet eliminates certain foods to improve the symptoms of functional gut disorders FGD. IBS is the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal condition and over half of patients with IBS associate a trigger in their symptoms with eating a meal. FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates… Read More »

Remote patient monitoring can help address the maternal mortality crisis

In 2017, about 810 women around the world died every day from pregnancy-related causes. The United States’ maternal mortality rate is an abysmal one, particularly for Black women and Native women – whose risk is three to four times higher than that of white women. “I am so done with the numbers,” said Fran Ayalasomayajula,… Read More »

New contact center model helped Dana-Farber improve the patient experience

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, recently underwent a change to its contact center to improve how it connects with patients. “One of our goals was to figure out a way to improve the patient experience so that we could really contain and capture all of these different points of contact… Read More »

Lupus patient on hydroxychloroquine contracts coronavirus, report says

A Wisconsin woman who for 19 years has been taking hydroxychloroquine — the same drug President Trump announced he has been taking in order to preventatively ward off the novel coronavirus – claims she has contracted COVID-19. The woman, whose last name was not revealed by WISN.com, said she was prescribed the anti-malarial drug for… Read More »

Treatments for leading cause of blindness generate $0.9 to $3 billion in patient, economic benefit

Wet age-related macular degeneration, or wAMD, is one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S. Breakthrough treatments come with a steep price tag and treatment burden for the patient, but a new study suggests their benefits to patient health and society would top billions of dollars, or more, if adherence could be improved.… Read More »