Patent Portals. PHRs, & On-line Decision-Support Tools Alone Will Not Lead To Greater Patient Engagement

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Patient engagement is getting a lot of attention these days, particularly in the health information technology press.   Anticipation of Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria is certainly is driving much of the “talk.”  So too are the promises of improved patient outcomes and satisfaction associated with the adoption of patient engagement tools like EMRs, PHRs, web portals, and on-line decision […]

Patient Engagement Infographic

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Check out other recent posts on the topic of Patient Engagement: Patient Engagement Is Very Important – It’s Just That No One Agrees On What It Is…Or How To Do It – Infographic Patient Engagement From The Patient’s Perspective Patient Engagement Versus Physician Engagement – Which Comes First? Patient Engagement – Here’s The Key To Success

3 Reasons For Becoming More Patient-Centered

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[tweetmeme source="Healthmessaging" only_single=false]Health care professionals are a cynical lot.   We joke about the “fad or buzz word of the month”…usually some vague concept heralded by the powers on high.   Our job is to promote the idea…knowing full well that the “next big thing” is probably right around the corner. Take “Patient-Centered”…it sure feels like a […]

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. […]

Patient Portals – What Do Patients Really Think About Them?

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There seems to be an inverse relationship between the amount of spin one hears about “the next big thing”…and reality.    First it was EMRs and virtual e-visits, then social media, and now patient portals seem poised to be next big thing.   The drumbeat of vendors and pundits is unmistakable….physician that don’t adapt will be toast.   […]

Maybe We Need A National “Change Your Doctor Day”?

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Come  on people…you know what I am talking about.  Sure you are comfortable with your current doctor…after all you are still alive and kicking.  Besides it has taken you years to figure out what you can safely tell your doctor and when it’s ok to speak up.  Yes the fact that your doctor is often […]