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 […]

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One of the biggest challenges facing health care providers today when it comes to engaging patients is RELEVANCE…or more specifically the lack of it.   I say “engaging” because any one presenting in the doctor’s office, visiting a patient portal or using a smart phone health app is already engaged in their health.   By engaged I […]

The Push For Patient Engagement – Who Benefits The Most?

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It goes without saying that people – you and I – need to be actively involved (Ok…I’ll say it…engaged) in our own health.  After all it is our health we are talking about.   But I have long suspected that there may be motives behind all this talk about patient engagement that go beyond the simple […]

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 […]

Patient Engagement Or Long Office Visit Wait Times – You Choose

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Recently I found myself sitting in a retinal surgeon’s office.  I was there as a new patient.  I wanted to get a second opinion…with the intent of switching doctors for an upcoming surgical procedure. As I was filling out my forms I would listen to established patients as they would register at the […]