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Health Literacy

MedStar Health in Focus: A Digital Platform for Patient Education

Editor’s Note: This week’s encore post highlights MedStar Health’s Simulation Training and Education Lab, which was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. The nomination period for the 2019 Sherman Awards  is open now […]

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Alexander Walker, PhD Alexander Walker is a senior director of learning research and design at MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab, which is the educational development organization of one of the largest healthcare systems in the mid-Atlantic. He holds a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Clemson University. Early in his career, Alex engaged in research examining the effects of learning in different simulation environments on the impacts of performance and the development of motion sickness. His other research experience includes the investigation of team performance, the psychophysiological assessment of the workload and performance of individuals and teams.

Alexander Walker, PhD has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


2019 Sherman Award

Showcasing Excellence in Patient Engagement

Editor’s note: The nomination period for the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement will open on Thurs., January 24 – one week from today. 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 […]

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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 45 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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2019 Sherman Award

Nominations Open Jan. 24 for the 2019 Sherman Award

Happy New Year! As you are reflecting on your patient engagement accomplishments from 2018, please consider taking a few moments to nominate yourself, a colleague or other outstanding program or project for the 2019 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for 2019 Sherman Citation for Excellence in Pediatric Patient Engagement. Nominations for the 2019 […]

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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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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatrics as a Model for Patient Engagement

Editor’s note: This Encore Presentation focuses on programs in pediatric medicine that provide good models for patient and family engagement throughout medicine. The post concludes with a list of five programs recognized as winners or finalists of the Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. Nominations for the 2019 Sherman Award will open next month. […]

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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 45 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 45 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Patients as Partners

Cleveland Clinic’s ‘Our Voice Healthcare Partners Council’

Editor’s Note: Cleveland Clinic’s Our Voice Healthcare Partners Council was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. In addition to selecting Sherman Award winners each year, the judges name finalists when the caliber of their projects warrant special recognition. […]

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Julie Rish, PhD Julie Rish is a clinical psychologist and director of design and best practice in the Office of Patient Experience at the Cleveland Clinic. She is the director of communication skills training and an assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Rish’s work focuses on applying human-centered design to improve patient experience and co-designing partnering with patients to transform healthcare. She is passionate about improving experience for patients and caregivers, speaks nationally on this topic and was the recipient of the 2016 Press Ganey Success Story® award.

Julie Rish, PhD has 1 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


2018 Sherman Award Finalist

MedStar Health InFocus: A Digital Platform for Patient Education

Editor’s Note: MedStar Health’s Simulation Training and Education Lab was recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its digital patient education program. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute. In addition to selecting Sherman Award winners each year, the judges name finalists when the caliber […]

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Alexander Walker, PhD Alexander Walker is a senior director of learning research and design at MedStar Health Simulation Training and Education Lab, which is the educational development organization of one of the largest healthcare systems in the mid-Atlantic. He holds a Ph.D. in human factors psychology from Clemson University. Early in his career, Alex engaged in research examining the effects of learning in different simulation environments on the impacts of performance and the development of motion sickness. His other research experience includes the investigation of team performance, the psychophysiological assessment of the workload and performance of individuals and teams.

Alexander Walker, PhD has 2 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


2018 Sherman Award

Addressing Social Drivers of Children’s Health

Editor’s note: Dayton Children’s Hospital received the 2018 Sherman Citation for Excellence in Pediatric Patient Engagement for its Family Resource Connection program. Co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute, the citation is a new honor focused on pediatric facilities. It was awarded at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress in May. Dayton Children’s program helps families address non-medical barriers to […]

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Jessica Saunders Jessica Saunders is the director of the Office of Community Health and Engagement Programs at Dayton Children's Hospital. She is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of Dayton Children's child health and wellness efforts in the community, including the Dayton Asthma Alliance and the Family Resource Connection social needs screening and referral program. Jessica also leads the community health needs assessment research, planning and priority area program implementation as well as the community benefit programming of Dayton Children’s. In her tenure at Dayton Children’s, she has coordinated internal, regional, state and national organizations and resources to provide specific programs designed to prevent illness, injury and other harm and improve the health of children. She serves on multiple community boards addressing children’s health and education and is adjunct faculty for both the University of Dayton Department of Political Science Master's in Public Administration and the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Population & Public Health Sciences.

Jessica Saunders has 3 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


2018 Sherman Award Winner

Training Family Members for Fewer Falls and Better Outcomes

Editor’s Note: The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute received a 2018 Sherman Award for Excellence in Patient Engagement for its fall prevention program. The Sherman Award is co-sponsored by Taylor Healthcare and the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute and was awarded at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Congress held recently in Boston, Massachusetts. Memorial Rehabilitation Institute, located in Hollywood, Florida, […]

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 45 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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