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.
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.
Just as there is no such thing as good marketing or good manufacturing, there is no such thing as good primary care — it completely depends on how that care is tailored to meet the needs of patients with a particular medical condition.
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.
Experts in weight management share their optimism — and pessimism — about tackling obesity over the next decade.
Concrete examples of leveling the playing field between clinicians and patients to enable shared decision-making.
Case Study by
Ghazala Q. Sharieff
With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services incorporating patient experience into Value-Based Purchasing metrics, hospital leaders must focus on improving this important aspect of patient care.
Sarah Haas, Barbara Jacobs, Mitchell Schwartz & Maulik Joshi
How Anne Arundel Health System created a meaningful measure for patients and providers.
Dana M. Lewis
Next-gen innovations — by new stakeholders — will need a next-gen regulatory system, and clinicians willing to adapt.
Seven ways to lower barriers to behavior change and make it easier to achieve better health.