Patient Engagement From The Patient’s Perspective

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I apologize for my absence over the past month.  I was side-lined with two detached retinas in December both of which required major eye surgeries and downtime.    For health care professionals, patient engagement is the holy grail of health care.  It is the key to patient adherence – a prerequisite to achieving better outcomes, […]

The Fastest Way To Disempower, De-Activate, and Disengage Any Patient

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I may not know how to tell the difference between an empowered patient, an engaged patient, or an activated patient.  But I do know that fastest way to disempower, disengage, and de-activate any patient is a trip to the doctor’s office or the hospital.  A visit to an average primary care physician (or specialist) is […]

Five Myths About Empowered Patients Or E-Patients

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Irrational exuberance was a term once used to describe the stock market before the last crash.  It also seems an apt description for much of the talk these days about empowered health consumers. To be sure, patients today have unprecedented access to health information.  Patient decision-support tool can be found on just about […]

One More Reason Patients Ask Doctors So Few Questions

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[tweetmeme source=”Healthmessaging” only_single=false]The most popular post on my blog is entitled Five Reasons Why People Do Not Ask Their Doctor Questions. Well it seems there is a sixth reason. The Reason? I am forever reminded of this when I see my retinal surgeon for follow-up for my surgery to fix a recently detached retina.   Every time […]