Tag Archives: Health Affairs

Patient Engagement

Addressing the health effects of economic security and other social factors

The November issue of Health Affairs focuses on the “health effects of economic security policies,” including many related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. The CARES Act was passed in March 2020 to aid Americans grappling with the early effects of the pandemic. Many of the articles describe programs designed to help […]

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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 181 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Telemedicine

Novel Measure of Socioeconomic Status Yields Surprising Results in Telemedicine Study

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic became apparent in March 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services waived existing restrictions on telemedicine services. That expansion of coverage created an opportunity to study changes in usage patterns before and after services suddenly became available to a large population. Authors of one such study published […]

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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 181 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Experience

Patients, Consumers, Customers and Partners: What’s in a Name?

In the words of Editor Alan Weill, the current issue of Health Affairs “analyzes the ups and downs of expecting patients to act as consumers” and delivers much to think about. Whether and how patients act as consumers or should be considered customers of healthcare businesses has been debated extensively, without clear resolution. Using the […]

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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 181 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter


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 181 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter