A family doc takes lessons from her teacher husband to empower patients.
Helping patients feel secure in asking questions can be an important step to a better provider-patient partnership. This article also points out the critical role of family members when it comes to clinical decisions.
A portal site with health literacy resources for ESOL educators: "Created by a hospital social worker and ESOL educator, this toolkit offers explanations, tips, materials, and links to help ESOL teachers and programs better understand and address the health literacy challenges faced by adult English language learners in U.S. health care."
Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet Project, will describe the Project’s research on how patients and caregivers seek health information in the digital age and he will describe how people fit librarians into their general information needs as...
While access to data doesn't imply usability this project offers some hope n that patients are actually going to be providing input. ""Instead of predefining what the problems are we want developers to tackle, we're going to let the world decide what the priorities should be for the challenge," said Farzad Mostashari, MD, ONC, at the Health Datapalooza on Tuesday. "Once those ideas are clarified, there's going to be an opportunity for the developers to co-design, to get rapid feedback from actual patients and actual users on the Health Tech Hatch website."
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PatientsLikeMe is working with Walgreens to help make it easier for people to understand how the medications they take may affect them. Now, anyone researching a medication or filling a prescription on Walgreens.com can access a simple snapshot that shows how their prescribed medication has impacted other patients on the therapy, including medication side effects, as reported by PatientsLikeMe members.
This inventory lists a variety of free resources that are available to support health care organizations in determining what they need to do to improve patient experience and how to implement those improvements.
Hospital education program improved patient outcomes, spared costs Healio PHILADELPHIA — Research presented at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting and Exhibition suggests that continuous education of staff may improve...
Education efforts should not just focus on patients
During visits with your doctors or other health care providers, do you speak up and ask questions? If the answer is "yes," congratulations. You've taken an important step to getting the most out of your health care visits.
SPEAK UP includes 7 key points for patients:
Speak up. Pay attention to the care you get. Educate yourself about your illness. Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate. Know what medicines you take and why you take them. Use an accredited hospital, surgery center, etc. Participate in all decisions about your treatment.
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