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.
Lynda Chin, Joseph B. McCormick & Raymond S. Greenberg
Disrupted by technologies, health care needs ecosystem-based solutions for integration and equitable access.
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Sohera N. Syeda, Emma Trucks & Kristine Sears
A nurse-directed intervention targeting veterans who had been hospitalized for COPD resulted in improved access to ambulatory care and a reduced rate of readmissions.
Juliet Rumball-Smith, Jill Gurvey & Mark W. Friedberg
Patient user-determined weights could become a highly desirable feature of future hospital ratings.
Patients hold responsibility for their actions, but providers’ approaches to address obesity often fall short as well.
Michael J. Barry, Susan Edgman-Levitan & Karen Sepucha
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.
Adding providers won’t solve the health care crisis — but thoughtfully and deliberately deploying technology just might.
Examples of making exercise and eating healthier not necessarily effortless, but fun.
Katy E. French, Barbra Bryce Speer, Alexis B. Guzman, Tayab Andrabi, Iris Recinos, Keith A. Shook, James R. Incalcaterra, John C. Frenzel & Thomas W. Feeley
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.
Mary C. Politi, Abigail R. Barker, Catina O’Leary, Diane Webb & M. Ryan Barker
Lessons learned from five years of open enrollment in Missouri.