Susan Hassmiller & Ani Bilazarian
When patients and families are included in medical rounds as valued members of the team, the quality of care improves.
Rebekah S. M. Angove, Joseph Boselovic & Heather Sandoval
It’s important for providers to understand and apply the key principles foundational to patient-centered outcomes research efforts.
William Gordon, Aneesh Chopra & Adam Landman
The pieces are in place for a truly disruptive shift in how patients can access and use their own clinical data to improve their health.
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.
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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.
The obesity problem is getting larger and larger. Some solutions lie beyond the traditional medical setting.
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.
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.