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general, positive patterns, reforming hc

Consumer Reports: “Respectful” treatment key to patient safety?

In a report released today (December 16, 2014), Consumer Reports shares insights from a survey of 1,200 people who were recently hospitalized. SPM is not surprised by the findings, which include the fact that patients who said they received respectful treatment by hospital clinicians reported fewer medical errors and better experiences in their hospital stays. […]

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medical records, news & gossip, policy issues, positive patterns

Evidence: “Patients value direct, independent access to their medical exams.” Who knew??

Edited an hour later – added Business Impact section at end Healthcare providers who are tracking patient experience and patient satisfaction, take note: a new study reported yesterday in Science Daily provides evidence that we patients really like it when we can view the data you collected about us. Even us over-50 ones, who are widely believed to be […]

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positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

“Activate your super-patient powers”: Public event (free!) at Brown next Monday

Cross-posted from my own site. This is about a free, non-commercial event that’s intended to be a radical exploration of a new way to discuss participatory thinking with people who don’t live in health policy circles – ordinary citizens! ______ For years I’ve been saying that this movement won’t really be creating change until it gets […]

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positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

#epatient – Are Millennials Born That Way?

Reposted from the Mighty Mouth blog Most of the people I meet in my voyages ’round healthcare system transformation, grassroots edition, arrived at the portal of #epatient via a trip through the medical-industrial complex. Either they, or someone they cared for, wound up getting “a thing” – cancer, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, player to be named […]

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general, key people, patient networks, positive patterns

Inaugural Emerging Leader Award from CCFA- DC Chapter for Carly Medosch

Society for Participatory Medicine member Carly Medosch and her mother Mary Jo have run the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America’s Fredericksburg, VA support group for the past 6 years. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two forms of imflamatory bowel disease (IBD) – conditions with chronic or recurring immune response and inflammation of the […]

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news & gossip, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, trends & principles

Mayo chief residents name SPM patient as Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine

Wikipedia says “Participatory medicine is a movement in which networked patients shift from being mere passengers to responsible drivers of their health, and … providers encourage and value them as  full partners.” That movement gets a big boost in credibility today: the Chief Residents at the Mayo Clinic have invited SPM co-chair “e-Patient Dave” to be […]

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positive patterns, pt/doc co-care, pts as teachers, research issues

WSJ: “Researchers are asking patients to help design clinical trials.”

I could smack myself for not noticing this earlier, but it happened while I was at the ESMO conference (the “European ASCO” cancer conference) in Madrid last month: Amy Dockser Marcus has another great piece on how medicine is truly starting to engage with patients as active contributors to improving healthcare. Woohoo! The lede: Scientists […]

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general, key people, medical records, positive patterns, reforming hc

(Video) Larry Weed, father of the Problem Oriented Medical Record – Grand Rounds, 1971

Students of medicine (surely most MDs) will know the name Larry Weed, but I didn’t until a few years ago on this blog, when I learned that in 1999 our founder “Doc Tom” Ferguson gave Weed an Outstanding Achievement Award. In the late 1960s Dr. Weed created the concept of the POMR: the Problem Oriented Medical […]

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e-patient stories, found on the net, positive patterns, reforming hc

Health Affairs – Narrative Matters: Suzanne Mintz’s article about caring for caregivers

Our member Suzanne Mintz, a Family Caregiver Advocate, shares the link to her Narrative Matters article/podcast in the current issue of Health Affairs: The Double Helix: When The System Fails The Intertwined Needs Of Caregiver And Patient www.healthaffairs.org/narrative-matters/ The policy recommendations for improving care for families living with multiple chronic conditions include: Document primary family […]

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general, positive patterns, reforming hc, trends & principles

New evidence: Engaged (activated) patients do better and cost *less.*

Update: instant egg on the face! This article is actually 18 months old, part of the big Health Affairs issue “New Era of Patient Engagement,” which Ileana Balcu blogged about at the time. Well, this post has already been retweeted ten times in 90 minutes, so I guess I’m not the only one who didn’t […]

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