Tag Archives: Patient Empowerment

Paths to Improved Patient Engagement

Feeling Calm, Cool and Collected: A Vital Foundation for Effective Patient Engagement

Emotional well-being is not easy to measure, especially when compared to an improvement in blood sugar or blood pressure.  Yet, I’m struck by how often patients use the adjective calm when describing health situations, explaining why they like their provider’s demeanor or wishing there was respite in a crisis. Calm need not connote ignorance, avoidance […]

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Elissa Schuler Adair, PhD Elissa Schuler Adair, PhD, is a consumer health advocate committed to providing patients with the information and support they need to make the health decisions that are best for them and their families. Elissa served as Manager of Health and Survey Research at Consumer Reports Magazine from 2008-2013. She is now Director of Communications and Outreach for Donate Life Northwest.

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Paths to Improved Patient Engagement

Reframing Patient Care through eHealth: A Powerful Toolkit for Patient-Specific Engagement

Editor’s note: In February, Dr. Graffigna presented an evidence-based model for patient health engagement.  In this contribution, she offers concrete guidelines for integrating new communication technologies into the care process to more effectively engage patients. . Making patient active and engaged in their healthcare is the gold standard in the 21st century health policy and […]

Through the Eyes of Patients

My Surgical Shared Decision: Trust the Doctor

My surgeon and I are discussing his planned use of sutures. He is standing, leaning against a wall. I am opposite him, lying on a gurney in a hospital gown, the IV taped to my hand dripping antibiotics as the clock ticks down to when I’ll be wheeled into the operating room. This may not […]

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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 health-care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, where he was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize. He serves on the boards of the American Medical Group Foundation and the American Journal of Medical Quality.

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Best Practices and Methodologies

Viewing Patient Engagement through the Patient’s Eyes: A Must for Real Healthcare Innovation

Worldwide, patient engagement is becoming a “must do” for academics, industries and policy makers in the healthcare arena. The academic and managerial “buzz” on patient engagement is growing at a dizzying pace. In 2015, 665,300 new web indices were found on Google.com with the key words “patient engagement,” including 1,230 news pages and 6,200 dedicated […]

Paths to a Better Care Experience

Patients Demand a Connected Healthcare Experience

When it comes to engaging with consumers – with patients – through and with technology, the healthcare industry has room for improvement as compared to other industries.  Consumers interact with technology across most other aspects of their lives every single day, from banking, to buying almost any consumer good imaginable, to watching or listening to […]

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Paul Uhrig, Chief Administrative, Legal, & Privacy Officer, Surescripts Paul Uhrig is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative, Legal & Privacy Officer for Surescripts. He is responsible for a number of critical corporate functions, including internal information systems, internal audit, legal, privacy, security, policy, and governmental affairs, as well as certification compliance, a critical function that is part of Surescripts’ larger focus on quality and patient safety. Mr. Uhrig is also responsible for the Surescripts Enterprise Services business unit, operating an e-prescribing application, a patient portal, and automated clinical messaging technology.

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Bridging the Health Literacy Gap

Healthcare Coaches: The Health System’s Missing Link

By the year 2020, over 157 million people will have chronic diseases and will be seeking medical care1. When you add this to the fact that there is a shortage of primary care providers, healthcare coaches become an integral part of population health. I am a pharmacist with a burning passion to empower patients. I […]

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Sarah Riley Cox, PharmD Sarah Riley Cox is the founder and CEO of My Med Coach. Sarah holds a Doctorate in pharmacy and is working towards completing her Master of Science in pharmacy leadership and administration along with her health-system pharmacy administration residency. In her spare time, Sarah blogs on My Med Guru to empower and educate patients about the healthcare system. Sarah envisions a healthcare system with smooth transitions, engaged and empowered patients, and no medication errors and she works toward this goal in everything that she does.

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The Transformation of Healthcare

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 […]