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 […]

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 […]

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 […]