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Paradigm, not Pill: The New Role of Patient-Centered Care
This week’s ENCORE contribution comes from nationally recognized expert on patient-centered care, Michael Millenson, who explores the opportunities and barriers that exist in shifting care delivery to a patient-centered model, driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient.

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Stepping up to the Extraordinary Challenges of Alzheimer’s Care

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Every 67 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s in the U.S.  It’s an irreversible, progressive brain disease that affects more than 5.0 million people today, and by 2050, that number is expected to triple. With enactment of the National Alzheimer’s Project Act in 2011, finally, Alzheimer’s Disease became a national health priority, bringing funding and stakeholders together…

Medical Schools Putting Focus on the Patient Experience

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Examining the various clinical skills courses implemented in medical schools across the country has revealed several overarching changes in medical education that have substantially impacted the patient experience. These include communication, empathy, doctoring, interprofessional courses and a number of courses which include patient or family centered in their titles. The digital age ushered in a…

Shaping the Next Generation of Healthcare Providers

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Creating a culture in which patient-centered care is embraced as the standard of care is no small challenge. However, what better way for future healthcare professionals to start their careers than to have a way in which to view every component of patient and family care experiences through their eyes. This is one of the reasons we take…