Better Communication Makes Better Physicians

How Adrienne Boissy and Cleveland Clinic are focusing on physician communication — and getting results.

Patient-Researchers and Physician-Consultants Confront Chronic Disease

Personal-use sensors and data applications allow patients with Type 1 diabetes and other chronic diseases to take charge of managing their health. This is the future of chronic disease management.

Geisinger’s Refund Promise: Where Things Stand After One Year

Geisinger’s radical refund promise at one year — no evidence of financial catastrophe but a good return on patient trust.

Engineering Social Incentives for Health

It’s important to engineer social engagements that promote health, but we must also test their acceptability and effectiveness.

My Favorite Slide: One Size Does Not Fit All in Behavioral Interventions

Behavioral interventions can have very different effects in different portions of the population.

Adding Value by Talking More

Talk is cheap, but it’s also effective, especially when it comes to better patient care.

Smartlists for Patients: The Next Frontier for Engagement?

Patient-centered checklists, or “Smartlists,” offer the hope of improved outcomes and value to both patients and clinicians.

A Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality: Making Its Voice Heard at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Though PFAC models abound, metrics on best practices are lacking. One prominent hospital may have found the answer: let those who are the experts at being patients and caregivers lead the way.

Scott Halpern Panel Clip Still: Health Prevention Programs That Scale

If It’s Designed Well, They’ll Want It

Lessons learned from the field on the key components to designing scalable health prevention and behavior change programs.

Patient Engagement Panel Clip Still: The Saturation of Health Advice

The Saturation of Health Information

Americans are bombarded with health advice by the mass media. What effect do these messages have on the attempt to change health behavior?

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