Anna De Simoni, Stephanie J. C. Taylor, Chris Griffiths, Pietro Panzarasa & Aziz Sheikh
Three proposed steps for integrating peer-driven online health communities with traditional services to improve health outcomes for people with chronic conditions.
M. Justin Coffey
Though the concerns are valid, early experiences suggest that family member engagement may be an effective tool for improving the value of care.
How do health care organizations without much margin balance that with their mission to provide top-notch care?
Patricia D. Franklin, David C. Ayers & Elise Berliner
Smartly designed patient-centered registries capture longitudinal data to augment EHRs and enhance quality improvement, policy, and research efforts.
Case Study by
Karen Reynolds, Shawn Halls & Mackenzie Jones
Improving the acute care experience for our eldest patients.
Barbra G. Rabson & Luke Sato
Massachusetts primary care practices are beginning to invest in programs to increase patient engagement, but these strategies can be challenging to implement and remain underutilized and undervalued.
Case Study by
Emily L. Sedgwick
Seeing how clinicians take care of their own when they are in frightening situations was the epiphany that led to a same-day breast biopsy program.
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 hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.
Archita Sood, Carin van Zyl, Michael Hochman & Sachin H. Jain
Restoring focus to palliative care through a train-the-trainer model for non-palliative care physicians.