Tag Archives: Patient Engagement

2018 Sherman Award

Winners to be Announced Shortly

Winners and finalists for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement will be announced this afternoon, Thursday, May 24, at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress and posted here. The Sherman Award is conferred by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute on behalf of EngagingPatients.org, the online community that sponsors the award. […]

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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. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 19 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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M-Health

‘Immigrants’ Bring Patient Engagement Energy

An Irish software expert who’d been helping companies sell on eBay walks into a room with a Slovenian inventor who’d built a world-class company in the “accelerator beam diagnostics market.” (Don’t ask.) What they share is not just foreign birth, but “immigration” to health care from other fields. Both have come to the MedCity Invest conference […]

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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.

Michael L. Millenson, President, Health Quality Advisors has 15 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

Patients Engaging as Partners in Research

Engaging in research is among many ways patients are improving the healthcare system and contributing to medical knowledge. Patients have always being involved in research as participants in clinical trials; now they are also helping to design, implement and evaluate research. PCORI—the Patient Controlled Outcomes Research Institute)—is one such program that includes patients as equal […]

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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. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 19 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient and Family Engagement

Engaging With a Complex Healthcare System

Editor’s Note: The complexity of the American healthcare system is difficult for patients, families and consumers to understand. It also frustrates clinicians and increases the risk that something will go wrong in the course of care. For those in need of care or simply trying to manage routine needs, such as ongoing medications, the system […]

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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. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 19 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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The Business of Healthcare

Engagement as a Strategy—Not a Buzzword—for Business Success

I’ve been paying attention recently to the word “strategy,” often used in writing about the business of healthcare. Health systems and other organizations find themselves in an increasingly competitive business environment. Rising healthcare costs, value-based care, and high-deductible health plans lead patients and payers to look carefully at cost and value as they make decisions. […]

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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. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 19 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Communication

Radiologic Technologists Look to ‘ACE’ Patient Engagement

Greater understanding and trust between provider and patient begins with clear and simple communication. For radiologic technologists, clear and precise communication plays a crucial role in making sure patients receive the best care possible. Enhancing their communication skills is an ongoing goal for all radiologic technologists and many have adopted the ACE protocol as a […]

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Sal Martino Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R), FASRT, FASAE, CAE, is CEO and Executive Director of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. ASRT is the world’s largest medical imaging and radiation therapy association with more than 153,000 members. Born and raised in Brooklyn, with a doctorate from Columbia University, Martino is a fellow of the American Society of Association Executives and serves as chair-elect of the ASAE board of directors.

Sal Martino, Ed.D., R.T.(R) has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018

Annual Event to Focus on Patient Engagement

Individuals and organizations will observe Patient Safety Awareness Week this year on March 11-17. The campaign, the 15th annual PSAW, has two closely aligned themes: safety culture and patient engagement. A culture of safety encourages and relies on open communication and engagement of patients and family members. Engaged patients help organizations stay true to the spirit […]

2018 Sherman Award

Countdown to Sherman Award Nominations: Two More Weeks

The nomination period for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement will close on Thurs, March 8. Given annually since 2014, the award recognizes efforts to foster and improve the engagement of patients and family members across all settings: inpatient and ambulatory care facilities, physician offices, long-term care settings, pharmacies, home care, schools, […]

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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. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 19 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patient Engagement

Helping Patients and Doctors Understand the Value of OpenNotes

To say “I had a few questions” after learning I had a brain tumor is an understatement. Born on the cusp between Generation X and the Millennials, my instinctual response as a patient—after posting a hospital selfie to Instagram, of course—is to Google every new medical term I encounter. For the most part, I find […]

Patient Empowerment

Engagement Begins With Empowerment

I recently attended a lecture by a high school English teacher on the topic of empowerment. She shared the results of an experiment she had done in her classroom where she tried to improve her students’ care and storage of notebook computers used during class. She described engaging her students by sharing with them how […]

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Janette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC, NHA Janette Bisbee is the education/project manager for The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania’s (HAP) Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). Janette leads person and family engagement efforts at HAP, assisting member hospitals to operationalize person-and-family-centered care in their organizations. Janette has been a registered nurse for 25 years, and prior to joining HAP, spent the majority of her career in the field of long-term care. In addition to being an RN, Janette is a board certified gerontological nurse, and holds a Pennsylvania Nursing Home Administrator license.

Janette Bisbee, MSN, RN-BC, NHA has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org