Tag Archives: health insurance

Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement, Consumerism and Health Plan Design

Attempts to control healthcare costs, to link cost to value, and to expand access to insurance have all led to important changes for patients engaged in the healthcare marketplace. Those changes, which encourage patients to be “consumers” as they navigate options for care, support the impression that patients are engaged and empowered to make their […]

Tags:

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 52 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

Check out my: Twitter


Encore Presentation

Cost of Care: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

Editor’s note: In this Encore Presentation, Wendy Nickel describes how important it is to discuss the cost of care. Financial considerations are patient engagement discussions, too, and typically not easy for patients, families, or providers. On January 10th this year, my 12-year-old son experienced a concussion during basketball practice. I wasn’t there, but my husband was and […]

Tags:

Wendy Nickel Wendy Nickel is director of the Centers for Quality and Patient Partnership in Healthcare at the American College of Physicians. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, focused on patient advocacy and improving quality, safety and the experience of care.

Wendy K. Nickel, MPH has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


A Call to Action

Cost of Care: Engaging in Difficult Conversations

On January 10th this year, my 12-year-old son experienced a concussion during basketball practice. I wasn’t there, but my husband was and I received a call that is always scary for the absent parent, “everything is fine, but we are at the ER….” My son was diagnosed with a mild concussion. What followed was eight […]

Tags:

Wendy Nickel Wendy Nickel is director of the Centers for Quality and Patient Partnership in Healthcare at the American College of Physicians. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, focused on patient advocacy and improving quality, safety and the experience of care.

Wendy K. Nickel, MPH has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org