Many Barriers to Engaging Patients in Treatment for Obesity

Survey Snapshot: Approaches to Address Clinician and Societal Roles in Obesity

The obesity problem is getting larger and larger. Some solutions lie beyond the traditional medical setting.

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OpenNotes, Patient Narratives, and Their Transformative Effects on Patient-Centered Care

The development of standardized tools and techniques are enhancing the ability of providers to interact with patients, but true patient engagement requires a common understanding of its theoretical foundation and an open mind for including patients’ needs and beliefs — in their language — as part of each encounter.

Patients and PCPs Hold Primary Responsibility for Addressing Obesity

Patient Engagement Survey: The Failure of Obesity Efforts and the Collective Nature of Solutions

Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.

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Shared Decision-Making: Staying Focused on the Ultimate Goal

Despite growing acceptance and enthusiasm for patient involvement in their health care decisions, clinicians, at times, lose focus on the ultimate goal of shared decision-making: better health decisions from the informed patient’s perspective.

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The Community Health Worker Boom

Practical insights that can help organizations optimize their investments in community health workers.

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Making Healthy Habits Fun

Examples of making exercise and eating healthier not necessarily effortless, but fun.

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Using a New EHR System to Increase Patient Engagement, Improve Efficiency, and Decrease Cost

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center saw active participation from patients by encouraging them to document their own health information into a new EHR.

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Obesity Interventions: Looking Ahead

Experts in weight management share their optimism — and pessimism — about tackling obesity over the next decade.

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Making the Right Choice the Easy Choice

Examples from inside and outside health care on changing the environment so that if people take no action at all, the right thing — the healthy thing — still happens.

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Leveling the Clinician-Patient Playing Field

Concrete examples of leveling the playing field between clinicians and patients to enable shared decision-making.

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