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Six Tips To Help You Provide Better Patient Care

July 22, 2016 by Anita Ginsburg

To ensure that you succeed as a health care professional, there are a number of ways to provide better patient care to meet each person's needs. By making simple changes with your interactions, you can excel in the industry and enhance the level of care that is provided to those who are suffering or want to improve their health.[read more]

Keeping Up With Today’s Hyper-Connected Patients

April 7, 2016 by Practice Builders

Your average patient in 2016 is likely to be an active social media user with more than 300 social media connections. According to Pew Research, nine out of ten American adults now use the Internet regularly. And that figure is as high as 99% among higher-earning households, millennials and college-educated Americans of all ages. And that’s not all…[read more]

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Why patients are the new rockstars in pharma

February 16, 2016 by Paul Tunnah

Anyone who reads my column on a regular basis will know my views on patient-centricity within the pharmaceutical (and broader life sciences) industry. The significant volume of buzz around the concept is only meaningful when it translates into action with companies engaging with patients in a meaningful way.[read more]

Patients Believe Partnership With Clinicians Will Improve Health

February 4, 2016 by David Harlow

The Society for Participatory Medicine released a report of a national survey today finding that a significant majority of Americans seem to consider themselves engaged patients, with positive views of collaborative relationships with providers, self-tracking (and sharing personal health data with providers).[read more]

A Blog Post a Day Keeps Your Patients Engaged

February 3, 2016 by Jonathan Catley

Today, when healthcare consumers have questions about their health, the internet is the first place they turn for answers. Physicians must increase their digital presence if they want to stand out online — and medical blogging is a great place to start.[read more]

Healthcare Marketing Standards: Creating Compliant Content for Consumers

January 20, 2016 by Anonymous

Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid standards as well as those from the National Committee for Quality Assurance can make it difficult for healthcare marketing companies to create compelling AND compliant content. After all, how many times can you write something interesting about the flu if you’re writing about it every year?[read more]

Does Your Medical Practice Website Relieve Patient Anxiety?

October 28, 2015 by Jonathan Catley

Creating the right website for your practice can relieve patient anxiety and eliminate their fear of the unknown - bringing them straight to your door.[read more]

The Fallacy of Patient Engagement

April 10, 2015 by Bill Crounse

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There’s no question that when we are in pain, injured or very sick that we are “engaged” patients. Not only is the patient engaged, but often his or her entire family. The problem is that when we are well again, we tend to disengage and fall back into our usual routines.[read more]

Taking Patient Engagement Into the Shark Tank

April 8, 2015 by Tracy Granzyk MS, CPHQ

Shark Tank billionaire Mark Cuban waded into the healthcare conversation recently. While the topic of patient engagement and ownership of health data has been growing in magnitude, to have a high-profile influencer like Cuban enter into the mix and accelerate the conversation is a bit of an unexpected gift.[read more]

Are You Engaged Yet?

April 7, 2015 by Christine Kapsa, NP, DNP

Hold out for real engagement.

The “patient engagement” idea has drifted through the wonkosphere for a decade or so. The meaning is nebulous and is often confused with consumerism. A simple definition comes from the (now defunct) Center for Advancing Health: “Actions people take to support their health and benefit from their health care.”[read more]

Patient Engagement: Overused Sound Bite or Transformative Opportunity?

April 6, 2015 by Joseph Kvedar

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Criteria for Stage 3 of meaningful use of EHRs were released recently and there is lots of controversy, as would have been predicted. One set of recommendations that is raising eyebrows is around patient engagement. The recommendations include three measures of engagement.[read more]

Patient Engagement and Health IT: Disillusionment Sets In, Poll Shows

February 12, 2015 by Steve Wilkins

This week, the 2015 HIMSS Patient Engagement Summit is taking place in sunny, warm Orlando. What I suspect attendees will not hear much about at the Summit is the growing “disillusionment” with the ability of patient portals, EHRs/PHRs and smart apps to actually engage patients at all.[read more]

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