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Today’s patients are becoming consumers who expect a convenient, personalized and intuitive experience in all aspects of their lives, including interactions with healthcare providers. Read about the innovations that engage, inform and empower patients.

Fail-safe patient ID matching remains just out of reach

Fail-safe patient ID matching remains just out of reach

Despite progress, hospitals and health systems still struggle with patient matching, putting patient safety and efficiency on the line. »

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CMS' hospital star-ratings system changes will be modest

CMS' hospital star-ratings system changes will be modest

The CMS couldn't yet disclose specific changes to the methodology, but an agency official told Modern Healthcare the changes will likely involve finding a way to mitigate the impact that changes to measures have on hospitals' overall ratings.

CDC to research coverage gaps for gay people of color

CDC to research coverage gaps for gay people of color

The CDC wants to research whether gay and transgender people of color could receive better access to care and experience reduced HIV infection rates if they discuss insurance coverage with their providers earlier.

MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

MAT underutilized by hospitals in treating opioid addiction

A new study published Tuesday shows hospitals aren't fully relying on medications to treat opioid use disorder. Experts say that's a missed opportunity to expand treatment to thousands of people.

Healthcare provider organizations seek digital tools to improve the patient experience

Healthcare provider organizations seek digital tools to improve the patient experience

Almost all healthcare organizations surveyed by EY are either in the process of adopting new technology or are planning on doing so in the next year.

CMS hospital star-rating system has been wrong for two years, health system finds

CMS hospital star-rating system has been wrong for two years, health system finds

The CMS' star ratings have relied heavily on a single measure to determine how well hospitals perform on safety, which dramatically affected overall ratings, according to an analysis by Chicago's Rush University Medical Center.

Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

Apple to facilitate health data transfer between apps

Apple will soon allow third-party apps to access the health data stored in its Health app. The company already lets patients of 500 hospitals and clinics pull their health information from electronic health records into the Apple Health app.

UCLA program aims to grant patients' wishes at the end of life

UCLA program aims to grant patients' wishes at the end of life

The 3 Wishes Project at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center tries to help patients, family members and clinicians cope at the end of life.

Building trust through technology to boost medication adherence

Building trust through technology to boost medication adherence

Developers offer a slew of medication adherence platforms that, along with human intervention, help people take their medications correctly.

Peddling the pill through packaging

Peddling the pill through packaging

For as long as people have been prescribed medication, they have forgotten to follow their doctor's orders. That's especially a problem when the pills must be taken every day to work—as is the case with birth control.

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