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Patient Engagement

Integrating Patient-Generated Health Data into EHRs – New Guidance from AHRQ

Being able to contribute patient-generated health data to one’s own personal health history has been the holy grail for many engaged patients. Knowing that ongoing data can support healthy habits and treatment of many conditions inspires many patients and family caregivers to keep records manually or, increasingly, with the aid of user-friendly devices. It may […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Primary Care

Understanding the needs of patients with intellectual or developmental disability

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council recently partnered with the Maine Primary Care Association (MePCA) to improve care for adults with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). The Council had observed that many people with IDD seem to avoid going to primary care physicians when they needed care. Quoted in a case study by the Agency for […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 165 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Quality Improvement

Holding Telehealth to High Standards for Quality, Safety and Equity

Following last week’s post about a specific challenge posed by telehealth —screening patients for domestic abuse and violence — this week, we focus on the quality of telehealth in general. Telehealth and other forms of virtual care have proven successful at expanding access and engaging many but not all patients. As these new models become […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 165 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Health Literacy

AHRQ Funding Available for Research on Organizational Health Literacy

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently acknowledged Health Literacy Month with a blog post and reminder that the agency offers funding to researchers “to develop new evidence on how best to integrate organizational health literacy strategies into primary and specialty care, as well as how to spread health literacy strategies across ambulatory settings.” […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 165 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

Highlights From the Literature of 2018

The new year often inspires top-10 lists of past accomplishments or goals for the coming year. Looking back at published literature on the topic of patient engagement in 2018, I see too many to review comprehensively and too much variation to allow a few – or ten – to pop up as the “best.” It’s […]

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Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 165 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

4 Steps to Better Patient Engagement

Communication, communication, communication. And communication. That’s the core of the four steps hospitals and health systems can take to improve patient engagement, according to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). “Many of the errors we see in health care stem from communication problems,” said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, […]

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Jim Rattray Jim Rattray is Executive Vice President of Bennett Group in Boston, an award-winning full-service integrated marketing, communications and advertising agency. With decades of experience as a journalist and professional communicator, he has been recognized for his work with numerous national and regional awards and has spoken to marketing and PR audiences around the country on using new tools for public relations, marketing and patient engagement. Rattray is a registered Apple Developer and the creator of MyHealth for iPhone.

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