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.
Shreya Kangovi & David A. Asch
Practical insights that can help organizations optimize their investments in community health workers.
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.
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.
Dana M. Lewis
Next-gen innovations — by new stakeholders — will need a next-gen regulatory system, and clinicians willing to adapt.
A public health expert discusses the scientific, technological, and financial foundations needed to modernize the social services infrastructure and address social determinants of health.
Case Study by
Jennifer Freel, Johanna Bellon & Janel Hanmer
A UPMC study demonstrates the value of PROs, but finds that physicians need to discuss that information with patients during visits.