What’s The Big Deal With Physician-Patient Communications?

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An Interview With Adopt One! Challenge Advisory Board Member Nancy Freimark, PhD Here’s a recent interview I did with Nancy Freimark, PhD, an Adopt One! Challenge Advisory Board Member.  Nancy is a strategic communications consultant currently working in telehealth.  She is the former Director of Communications & Regional Director of Market Research for Kaiser Permanente […]

Patient Non-Adherence (Like Engagement) Is A Physician-Patient Communication Challenge – Not A Health Information Technology Challenge

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Have you noticed all the articles in the health care press lately touting health information technologies’ ability to increase patient medication adherence?  Smart phone-based apps, Smart pill bottles and Patient Portals are all about trying to get patients to do something (take a medication) which some physician somewhere has deemed to be the right thing […]

Ten Reasons Why Hospitals, Health Plans And Medical Groups Should Invest In Developing Their Physicians’ Patient-Centered Communication Skills

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“Patients are, in fact, overly patient; they put up with unnecessary discomforts and grant their doctors the benefit of every doubt, until deficiencies in care are too manifest to be overlooked.  Generally speaking, one can assume that the quality of care is, actually, worse than surveys of patient satisfaction would seem to show.  Patients need […]