The 10 Commandments of Patient Engagement

The 10 Commandments of Patient Engagement

As a patient, care giver, researcher and a human being, here ‘s my “take” on what physicians and hospitals, and all the entities that work with them like health plans, ACOs , etc. need to do to effectively increase patient engagement in 2013 and beyond. Act like you are glad to see them (patients) and(…)

The Secret To Patient Engagement – More Engaging Physicians

The Secret To Patient Engagement – More Engaging Physicians

I was the keynote speaker recently at a national Patient Engagement Symposium   I opened my presentation by asking the audience how many considered themselves to be engaged in their health.   You know…just a show of hands.   Everyone in the room appeared to put their hand up….and no one admitted to not being engaged in their(…)

Patient-Centered Physicians Have Lower Diagnostic Testing Costs

Patient-Centered Physicians Have Lower Diagnostic Testing Costs

For many physicians, the term “patient-centered” conjures up fears of longer office visits and patients demanding expensive diagnostic tests and procedures they don’t need. There concerns are completely understandable. After all, medical schools until recently never really taught physicians what it meant to be patient-centered…or the intrinsic benefits of being patient-centered. It doesn’t help that(…)

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

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

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(…)

Some Practical Advice For HIMSS 2014 Attendees…

Some Practical Advice For HIMSS 2014 Attendees…

HIMSS14, the big conference for all things dealing with health IT, is right around the corner. It’s a great conference – wish I could attended this year. But my wife’s health keeps me close to home these days. Since I can’t be there on my soap box, I want to share here a few thoughts(…)