Public Health
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The Traditional Patient “Sick Role” Is A Major Barrier To High Quality Health Care

Steve Wilkins - September 19, 2012

Each of us wears many different “hats” throughout the course of the day.  We are an employee, a wife, a father, a club member, a consumer and…

Technology
539 views

Patient Engagement Is A Physician-Patient Communication Challenge…Not A Health Information Technology Challenge

Steve Wilkins - September 11, 2012

Physicians, hospitals and other providers are being misled by  industry pundits claiming that more health information technology (as in EMRs, PHRs, Smart Phone apps, and web portals)…

When It Comes To Patient Engagement…It’s The Little Things That Count
Specialties
309 views
Specialties
309 views

When It Comes To Patient Engagement…It’s The Little Things That Count

Steve Wilkins - August 5, 2012

I did a dumb thing a couple of weeks ago.   I fell off a ladder on to a cement floor and broke some ribs.I went to the…

Specialties
473 views

Patient-Centered Communications – Does “Lack of Time” Justify Physician Reluctance To Adopt It?

Steve Wilkins - July 23, 2012

I talk with lot of physicians about the need to improve the quality of communications between physicians and patients.   Regular followers of my work will know that…

eHealth
296 views

Will Information Technology Squeeze Physicians Out Of Their Central Role In Health Care?

Steve Wilkins - July 11, 2012

Not by a long shot if patients have anything to say about it.Turns out that while most of us (90%) would like be able to make a…

Wellness
269 views

Engaging Patients In Care Planning – What Providers Say And How They Say It Matters

Steve Wilkins - June 5, 2012

The following is s post by Carolyn Thomas, a fellow 2012 Stanford Medicine X e-patient scholar, which she wrote for her award-winning blog  Heart Sisters.Imagine that your…

eHealth
419 views

Patient Portals. PHRs, & On-line Decision-Support Tools Alone Will Not Lead To Greater Patient Engagement

Steve Wilkins - May 16, 2012

Patient engagement is getting a lot of attention these days, particularly in the health information technology press.   Anticipation of Stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria is certainly driving…

Public Health
500 views

Doctor/Patient Relationship: Too Much Information, Too Little Communication

Steve Wilkins - May 6, 2012

One of the biggest problems with health care today is that there is way too much information and way too little communication going on between providers and…

Public Health
523 views

Can Long-Term Physician-Patient Relationships Be Bad For Your Health?

Steve Wilkins - April 23, 2012

I wonder how many problems like non-compliance, usually attributed to “poor patient behavior,” actually stem from long-term physician-patient relationships in which both parties have just given up?You know…

Business
366 views

Why We Aren’t Ready for Patient-Centered Care

Steve Wilkins - March 31, 2012

The follow is a guest post by Aanand D. Naik, MD  @empoweringpts.We hear lots of discussion nowadays about Patient-Centered Care.  Most legislation for health care reform proposes…