The Critical Role of Patient Trust In Their Doctor – Infographic

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Often the simplest solutions to problems are the best.   So it would seem when it comes to the impact that increasing patient trust in physicians could have on  many of the  intractable challenges that face the health care industry everyday like non-adherence, lack of involvement, poor health status, dissatisfaction and so on. […]

Five Ways to Tell If Your Physician Is Patient Centered

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false] Hint- Being Designated As A Patient Centered Medical Home Is Not One We hear a lot about patient centered care these days.  In particular, a growing number of physicians across the country are now referring to their practices as a Patient Centered Medical Home. But how can you tell if your physician’s […]

Paying Patients to Take Their Medications Is Stupid

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The New York Time reported recently on efforts by providers and payers to increase patient medication adherence through the use financial incentives paid to patients.  The article cited the use of small financial payments (<$100), awarded via lotteries, to patients that take Warfarin – an anti blood clotting medication. There is certainly nothing wrong with […]