Tag Archives: Informed consent

Shared Decision Making

It’s Time to Truly Share the Chemo Decision with Cancer Patients

You (or a loved one) has cancer, but the latest round of chemotherapy has unfortunately had only a modest impact. While you’re acutely aware of the “wretchedness of life that becomes worn to the nub by [chemotherapy’s] adverse effects,” you’re also a fighter. How do you decide whether to continue with chemo? The answer to […]

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Michael L. Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors LLC Michael L. Millenson, president of Health Quality Advisors LLC, Highland Park, IL, is a nationally recognized expert on quality of care improvement, patient-centered care and web-based health. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age, and he is adjunct associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. National Public Radio called him “in the vanguard of the movement” to measure and improve American medicine. Prior to starting his own firm, Millenson was a principal in the health-care practice of a major human resources consulting firm. Before that, he was a healthcare reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He serves on the boards of the American Journal of Medical Quality and Project Patient Care.

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Partners in Care

Encore Presentation: The Case of the Missing Consent Form

Editor’s Note: Informed consent is more than a signed form–it should be a process–a collaboration between providers and patients. This week, we offer an Encore Presentation of Tim Kelly’s explanation of the importance of informed consent and why it’s critical informed consent is a process for providers. A well-thought out informed consent process helps create […]

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Arundi Venkayya Arundi Venkayya is marketing and public relations manager for Taylor Healthcare, curator of EngagingPatients.org and administrator of the Sherman Award program which recognizes excellence in patient and family engagement. Before joining Taylor Healthcare, Arundi was an editor at the Dayton Daily News and served as public relations manager for Dayton Children's Hospital.

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Paths to Improved Patient Engagement

Informed Consent Compliance with Regulatory Requirements: A Formidable Challenge

Editor’s Note: Informed consent is far more than getting a signature on a form. A true informed consent process requires patient engagement and involvement to ensure the best clinical outcome. Here, Dr. Aaron Fink outlines the challenges with regulatory compliance and offers a practical solution for truly engaging with patients in the process. Informed consent […]

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Aaron Fink, MD, FACS Dr. Fink is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He served as Chief of Surgery at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for 16 years before taking the position of Chief Surgical Consultant for the Southeastern VA Network. He now serves as the Chief Medical Officer supporting the Clinical Content Team at Taylor Healthcare.

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Bridging the Health Literacy Gap

Building Understanding through Informed Consent and Repeat-Back

Informed consent for any medical procedure is a critical patient care process. When properly performed, the informed consent process provides a patient with the information needed to make rational decisions and promotes patient autonomy. Many studies have documented limitations in current informed consent methodologies. These limitations include poor comprehension, inadequate time for discussion, poor documentation […]

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Aaron Fink, MD, FACS Dr. Fink is Professor Emeritus of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. He served as Chief of Surgery at the Atlanta VA Medical Center for 16 years before taking the position of Chief Surgical Consultant for the Southeastern VA Network. He now serves as the Chief Medical Officer supporting the Clinical Content Team at Taylor Healthcare.

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Paths to Improved Patient Engagement

‘Most Wired’ Hospital Uses Novel Technology to Enhance Both Care and Efficiency

San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) – the largest military hospital in the nation – recently earned a ‘Most Wired’ designation for the fourth consecutive year. In a news release announcing their recognition for their efforts to apply technology to advance patient care, SAMMC cited their use of a novel system. That technology – an […]

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Timothy Kelly, MS, MBA Timothy Kelly is a director at Taylor Healthcare where he is responsible for patient education and patient follow-up technology solutions. Tim has spent 25 years in the medical software/medical device industries, including service at Dialog Medical and C.R. Bard, Inc. His areas of interest include engagement strategies, patient safety and shared decision-making research. Tim serves as Taylor Healthcare's representative on the National Quality Forum, and is a member of ASHRM, HIMSS and ACRP. He publishes frequently on the subject of informed consent and recently presented on that topic at the 2014 ACRP, AHIMA and ASHRM Conferences.

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The Path to Better Care

Reflections on Shared Decision-Making: ‘Why would anyone agree to that procedure?’

“With all those risks, why would anyone agree to that procedure?” That was the comment that I received from the HIM Director during the presentation of an electronic informed consent tool at a Detroit-area hospital last week. It’s a concern that I have heard many times over the years – never from a risk manager […]

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Timothy Kelly, MS, MBA Timothy Kelly is a director at Taylor Healthcare where he is responsible for patient education and patient follow-up technology solutions. Tim has spent 25 years in the medical software/medical device industries, including service at Dialog Medical and C.R. Bard, Inc. His areas of interest include engagement strategies, patient safety and shared decision-making research. Tim serves as Taylor Healthcare's representative on the National Quality Forum, and is a member of ASHRM, HIMSS and ACRP. He publishes frequently on the subject of informed consent and recently presented on that topic at the 2014 ACRP, AHIMA and ASHRM Conferences.

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Patient-Centered Communication

Beyond Informed Consent … the Move to Informed Choice

As the leading provider of informed consent and other care communication solutions, Standard Register Healthcare is highly focused on the ubiquitous trend of patient engagement. It is our core belief that by helping our customers empower people with information, we can improve people’s health and the healthcare system. To that end, informed consent is a […]

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John G. King John King is passionate about the transformation of healthcare and believes effective communications are central to enhancing the patient and family experience, improving the coordination of care and empowering people to better manage their health and well-being. As President of Standard Register Healthcare, he's made it the company's mission to help customers standardize and manage communications across the continuum of care, and enable providers and payers to engage the right person with the right information so they can influence behavior and achieve their desired outcomes.

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