3 First Principles For Evaluating Patient-Facing HIT Solutions

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With the HIMSS13 Conference next week we can expect to hear a lot about how health information technology (HIT) and e-Health is expected to challenge and change the way health care now and in years to come.  To be sure great strides have been made in the adoption of electronic medical records, decision support, and […]

How To Speak So Your Doctor Will Listen

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This guest  post was written by Vicki Whiting, Ph.D., MBA is a Professor of Management at Westminster College, and an Award-Winning Author of the health care advocacy book, “In Pain We Trust.” Doctors interrupt patients 18 seconds into an office visit, on average. Given this fact, patients who seek to maximize their healthcare must learn […]

Patient-centered Care and Physician Use of Social Media

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]I came across a piece in USA Today this week about “Doctors who are not on Facebook, Twitter and blogs risk becoming irrelevant” by Kevin Pho, MD, author of the KevinMD blog. This article prompted the following post. The Patient-Centered model of care is predicated among other things on physicians factoring in knowledge […]

The Cost of Poor Physician-Patient Communication – Depression

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Depression is one of those conditions that patients, particularly men and certain ethnic groups, are reluctant to bring up on their own.  Unfortunately  most physicians also seem reluctant to bring up the subject of depression with their patients. Depression is a big problem these days.   Four out of every ten patients in  primary care waiting […]