What Makes A Good Doctor…And Can We Measure It?

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The following is a authorized re-post of a recent piece by Ashish Jha, MD from his blog An Ounce of Evidence.   I recently spoke to a quality measures development organization and it got me thinking — what makes a good doctor, and how do we measure it? In thinking about this, I reflected on […]

Satisfaction With Provider Communication In Recent Study Is Lower In Patient Center-Medical Homes (PCMH) Than Non-PCMH

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A recent blog headline on the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) recently caught my attention.  It was entitled Patient Satisfaction With Medical Home Quality High.  I was intrigued.  I asked myself high compared to what?  Non-PCMH practices? The study, which appeared in the November-December 2013 Annals of Family Medicine, asked 4,500 patients (2009 Health Center […]

The Myth Of Patient-Centered Care

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I can’t think of any strategic initiative in recent time with more potential to engage and active patients, improve patient health outcomes and enhance patient experiences than the call by the Institute of Medicine in Crossing the Quality Chasm for providers to become more patient-centered.  Specifically, more patient-centered in the way they communicate with patients. […]

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 […]

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 […]