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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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general, policy issues, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, trends & principles

Engaging Patients in Safety: Naughty or Nice?

This post by long-time SPM member Michael Millenson first appeared on the EngagingPatients.org blog. We’re re-posting it here to both put it on the membership’s radar, and to invite comments on Michael’s POV that “As much as we can argue that patient engagement with their own healthcare decisions is progress, asking patients to keep doctors honest about the […]

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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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policy issues, reforming hc, trends & principles

WHO in Geneva – SPM in the house!

SPM member Casey Quinlan (who’s posting this) was invited to attend an event at the WHO in Geneva. This post originally appeared on her Mighty Casey Media blog, and is reposted here in its entirety by SPM request. Guess who got invited to WHO? No, really. The World Health Organization (WHO) invited yours truly to its First Global […]

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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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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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e-patient stories, pt/doc co-care, reforming hc, shared decision making

American Heart Association journal announces new Patient Viewpoints

The American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes has announced a new Patient or Caregiver Viewpoint section in the journal. Viewpoints will be authored by patients or their caregivers and will discuss the patient’s experience of heart disease, stroke, or other cardiovascular disease and their interactions with the healthcare system. As Harlan Krumholz […]

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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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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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