Tag Archives: Patient Engagement

Patient Perspectives

The Good Fight: From Patient to Mentor to Registered Nurse

All I knew was that something was seriously wrong with me. I had been experiencing blurred vision and intense headaches for quite some time, so I went to the Emergency Department to get checked out. I knew my blood pressure was high, but wasn’t sure if that was causing my headaches and vision problems. Part […]

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Tanica Brown Tanica Brown is a nursing student and a patient mentor for Cricket Health, a developer of scalable healthcare technology services designed to improve the care and treatment of people with CKD who are at high-risk of progressing to ESRD. A white paper on the use of multi-channel education technology to help patients manage late-stage CKD and ESRD is available here.

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Patient-Centered Care

An Engaged Patient Who Knew Something Was Wrong

Her usual doctor was out of town when Beth felt a lump on her right breast and under her arm. As she sat in the doctor’s office listening to a new nurse practitioner explain why she didn’t think an imaging test was necessary, Beth knew something was wrong. People in the medical profession—really anybody—can see […]

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Tom A. Augello is the editor/producer of multimedia for the CRICO medical malpractice insurance program, a group of companies owned by and serving the Harvard medical community, with an established reputation as a leader in evidence-based risk and claims management. CRICO offers many resources for clinicians, including guidance for responding to adverse events.

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Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement

What We’ve Learned: Recognizing the Best in Patient and Family Engagement Programs

EngagingPatients.org created the Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement in 2014 as part of our ongoing mission to share best practices in patient engagement. Very simply, we believe improving communication and boosting patient and family engagement will result in better care, advance patient safety and improve outcomes. What we didn’t know until we dove […]

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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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Patient-Centered Communication

Race and Ethnicity, and Engagement That’s Right

Editor’s Note: This week, we reached into our archive to bring you this “Encore Performance” from Michael Millenson who speaks candidly about the assumptions we make about people “different from us” and their implications for meaningful patient engagement and activation.   A few years ago, I was upgraded to First Class on a flight from […]

Regulatory Update

Patient Engagement: Not Just a Good Idea, It’s the Law

The case for patient engagement has historically been ethical (“It’s how people should be treated”) and clinical (“Engaged patients have better outcomes”). But what happens when patient engagement becomes the law? That question has become more pressing with the release of the final rule for the Quality Payment Program of the Medicare Access and CHIP […]

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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Engaging Patients & Families in Designing Care

Patient and Family Engagement: An Unwavering Commitment to Partnership

Editor’s Note: This is the first in an occasional series of conversations with leaders in patient engagement. EngagingPatients.org recently spoke with Rachel Biblow, senior director of patient and family services at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). CHOP was named a winner of the Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement earlier this year. Rachel […]

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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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Patient Safety

Patient Engagement is Critical for a Strong Culture of Patient Safety

Readers of this blog likely know that for the past several years, the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute has partnered with EngagingPatients.org in presenting the John Q. Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The purpose of the award is to recognize organizations and individuals who excel at patient engagement efforts and to […]

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Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, is president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation and, effective May 1, 2017, assumes the position of chief clinical and safety officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement as part of a merger of the two organizations. A board certified internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Gandhi was formerly the chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 she received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for her contributions to understanding the epidemiology and possible prevention strategies for medical errors in the outpatient setting.

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Race and Ethnicity in Medicine

Applying the Race and Ethnicity Lens Offers a New View of Patient Engagement

Two elderly, low-income women, one black and one Hispanic, visit the same doctor. During each appointment, the doctor makes some suggestions. The black woman disagrees and speaks up; the Hispanic woman disagrees and stays silent. Later, the black woman decides to switch physicians; the Hispanic woman does nothing. Stereotyping? Not at all. The scenario above […]

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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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