Tag Archives: Patient Engagement

Patient and Family Engagement

Patients and Caregivers Engage Without Calling It ‘Patient Engagement’

In 2013, before I’d ever heard of “patient engagement,”  I spent many days at doctor’s offices, hospitals, chemo infusion suites, in ambulances, and with visiting nurses in our home. My first husband, Ahmad, had Stage IV bladder cancer, and we spent a draining 11 months in a desperate quest to save his life. I observed […]

Patient Engagement, Uncategorized

Physical Therapy: Platform for Patient Engagement

For me, a yoga mat and foam roller count as professional tools. They also represent my personal commitment to patient engagement. I’ve worked as a writer and editor for a long time and, most days, spend hours sitting at the computer. That and other things I sometimes overdo—gardening, dancing, life in general—lead to aches and […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 7 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Shifting the Paradigm

Encore Presentation: Engaged Patients Are the New Paradigm

Editor’s Note: This week, we revisit a post written by “e-Patient” Dave deBronkart, whose thoughts are always evolving. In an article published in July in the Beryl Institute’s Patient Experience Journal, deBronkart continued to develop ideas that he explored for Engaging Patients in April: the pace of progress toward engagement and the kind of change that […]

Patient Engagement

Engaged Patient Helps Himself by Helping Caregivers

When I said, “Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help,” I had no idea what I was I was in for. The friend I offered to help was on the cusp of a medical adventure neither he nor I could have imagined. In addition to being sicker than I realized, he […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 7 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Sherman Award

Sherman Award Recognizes Innovation in Patient Engagement

The Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement recognizes innovative programs that focus on building stronger engagement through deeper, more meaningful communication and relationships with patients and families. The award is conferred annually by Taylor Healthcare and the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Lucian Leape Institute on behalf of EngagingPatients.org. The winners and finalists were announced […]

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Susan Carr In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, Susan Carr produces publications for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine and the Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences. She also offers freelance writing and editing services to healthcare organizations. Carr lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 7 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Chronic Disease Management

An Engaged Patient Takes Control of His CKD Journey

What you need to understand about me is that I’ve lived my entire life outside the box. Active, engaged, creative and in control—that’s me. I was a master builder who worked on centuries-old buildings in and around my hometown of Portland, Oregon. I was the guy people called when a building had a problem no […]

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Tom Mitchell Tom Mitchell is a former master builder and a patient mentor for Cricket Health, a developer of scalable healthcare technology services designed to fundamentally transform the care and treatment of people with chronic kidney disease who are at high-risk of progressing to end-stage renal disease.

Tom Mitchell has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


2017 Sherman Award Winners

Congratulations 2017 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement Winners!

Editor’s Note: Today, we presented the 2017 Sherman Awards for Excellence in Patient Engagement and named 2017’s finalists during the National Patient Safety Foundation’s Annual Congress. Below is the release that was issued this afternoon. During the coming months, EngagingPatients.org will feature the winners and finalists as guest bloggers. University of Rochester Medical Center’s UR Voice […]

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.

Tanica Brown has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


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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