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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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medical records, policy issues, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

OpenNotes in the news: Now 3 million patients – and mental health, too

We’ve often written here about the OpenNotes study (here’s a site search), which documented that when patients can see what their clinicians wrote, the sky doesn’t fall; instead, all kinds of good things happen. This is game-changing, even world-changing for how we conduct medicine: As I’ve often said, “People perform better when they’re informed better,” […]

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JoPM, positive patterns, trends & principles

An important moment in our movement (JoPM article): The evolving language of patient engagement

An article of importance to our movement appeared in June, in our Journal of Participatory Medicine. It’s an analysis of twelve years of literature about patient engagement, documenting what words people used, what context they appeared in, and (perhaps most importantly) how the language has shifted – a sign of cultural evolution. Finally, the article proposes a […]

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positive patterns, reforming hc, research issues, shared decision making

Researcher seeks patient input: what should a stent decision aid include?

Preface by e-Patient Dave: We have often written here (see posts) about Shared Decision Making, in which patients are engaged in choosing among treatment options. A key method is to give patients a “decision aid” (DA) – a document or video that explains the options, with pro’s and cons. A vital question in the design […]

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key people, net-friendly docs, positive patterns, pt/doc co-care

A guest post by Zack Berger, MD, PhD: The pledge of the patient-centered physician

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD

Medicine is a relationship between two people. I have my expectations, needs, and wants, and the patient has theirs. However, the patient’s needs, wants, and expectations are more important than my own. She is the center of her health. I will always: Ask the patient what she wants, hopes, fears, believes to be true about […]

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policy issues, positive patterns, reforming hc

Keeping Patients in the Dark: SIIPC14

  Several SPM members were in attendance at the recent SIIPC14 conference at Dartmouth, where the ongoing work on healthcare system transformation  has been the source of much great content on e-patients.net over the years. Casey Quinlan – yes, yours truly – has put up a post on the Mighty Mouth blog that gives one […]

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found on the net, positive patterns, research issues, trends & principles

From BMJ: The BMJ’s own patient journey – Seeks to promote patient partnership by walking the talk

An interesting editorial in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) describes BMJ’s path to including patients in reviewing the articles and research published in the Journal. I hope this initiative will be successful and copied by the healthcare world. http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g3726 Our new strategy aligns with our “too much medicine” and “open data” campaigns and our support […]

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

Wall Street Journal on patient access: “Health-Care Providers Want Patients to Read Medical Records, Spot Errors”

Regular readers know that this blog has long advocated for patient access to, and engagement with, the medical record. In the past 2-3 years we’ve especially advocated for OpenNotes, in which patients can see their primary’s actual visit notes.  At my hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess, not only can patients see their primary’s notes, in 2014 it’s […]

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e-pts resources, medical records, net-friendly docs, PM Tech, positive patterns

HIMSS blog: Thought Leadership – The Patient Perspective

Interesting blog at HIMSS by Pete Rivera: use the patient to redesign the workflow: Thought Leadership – the Patient Perspective For years, I advocated that health IT does not drive business.  I still do. Rethinking your processes to leverage technology is just smart business. You may be thinking, “Great, let’s get a committee together of […]

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found on the net, general, medical records, positive patterns

Wall Street Journal article on getting patients involved in their healthcare

An article published yesterday in Wall Street Journal The Health-Care Industry Is Pushing Patients to Help Themselves - Providers are Using Tech Tools and Personalized Approaches to Get Patients More Engaged http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-health-care-industry-is-pushing-patients-to-help-themselves-1402065145 The Institute of Medicine, which cited patient engagement as key to an effective health-care system in a 2012 report, urged doctors to use technology […]

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