Tag Archives: Patient Engagement

Patient Engagement

Decision-making on the Learning Curve

Being an engaged patient is a natural extension of my work in healthcare safety and quality, so when a friend was told he might need a coronary stent, I responded by searching for information and asking questions. I was glad to be able to help and to see my friend engaged in his care. In […]

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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. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 22 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatrics as a Model for Patient Engagement

Children often bring out the best in us. If we allow ourselves to meet them on their level, honor them for who they are, and communicate in whatever way – verbal or nonverbal – seems most effective and appropriate, the experience can be magical. That approach to engaging with others, adjusted appropriately for children and […]

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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. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 22 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Engaging With Numbers

The Impact of Numeracy on Patient Engagement

This is the third post in my series on how to engage patients through written materials. In February, I wrote about three pillars to creating health-literate material: purpose, audience, and input. In March, I offered two tips for writing engaging content: use question-style headings and explain technical terms you cannot avoid using. Of course, there are […]

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. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 22 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. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 22 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. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 22 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. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Susan Carr has 22 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, EdD, RT(R) has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org