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Clinicians as Pathfinders…Lessons from the Past

This week, we revisit the wisdom of Lisa Sams, MSN, RNC, who urges us to abandon the turf wars and move toward a model of care that embraces interdisciplinary teamwork to meet the high demands of clinical care.


Changing Behavior in Healthcare goes Both Ways


There is a lot of talk in the patient engagement space about helping patients change behaviors to live healthier lives. But healthcare providers — from hospitals to physicians to staff — could use some behavioral change as well. That was a constant discussion at the inaugural Modern Healthcare Strategic Marketing Conference held this week in…

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


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…