Reflections on Shared Decision-Making: ‘Why would anyone agree to that procedure?’

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“With all those risks, why would anyone agree to that procedure?” That was the comment that I received from the HIM Director during the presentation of an electronic informed consent tool at a Detroit-area hospital last week. It’s a concern that I have heard many times over the years – never from a risk manager…

It’s About Partnership

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personal injury solicitors Last week, the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) celebrated Patient Safety Awareness Week by focusing on the issue of patient and family engagement. It was encouraging to hear that more organizations are seeking to make progress in this effort and health professionals are eager to learn about the benefits of patient involvement…

Using Gaming to Engage and Drive Behavior Changes in Patients

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Today’s chronic disease patient is often inundated with education about his or her condition. Although clinicians and educators have good intentions, and the material provided is robust and thorough, traditional education often fails to drive patients to make needed behavior changes. The Challenge of the Returning Patient Nearly 25% of patients hospitalized with congestive heart…