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Patient Experience of Care: Inventory of Improvement Resources

Patient Experience of Care: Inventory of Improvement Resources | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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.
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Liz Rykert's curator insight, May 16, 9:16 AM

Great summary of resources for people working on improving the patient experience in healthcare from the people at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - an innovator and leader in finding new ways to tackle intractable problems. 

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Engaging The Patient

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Research, news, opinion and more from Emmi Solutions
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Many good articles in this blog. As we know, health literacy is not just access to information but an ability to make use of information to address health issues (both prevention and illnesses)

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Hospital education program improved patient outcomes, spared costs - Healio

Hospital education program improved patient outcomes, spared costs - Healio | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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...
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Education efforts should not just focus on patients

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Health literacy: beyond reading level | Ability 4 Life

Health literacy: beyond reading level | Ability 4 Life | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Health literacy is a term in much use these days. The definition quoted, from the report, Healthy People 2010 put out by the U.S. Department of Health and Human
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Health literacy is not just about reading level, education, or  access.

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Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care

Patient care is more than just healing -- it's building a connection that encompasses mind, body and soul. If you could stand in someone else's shoes . . . h...
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Text4Baby developer launches Care4Life for diabetes support | mobihealthnews

Text4Baby developer launches Care4Life for diabetes support | mobihealthnews | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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99% of text messages are read and over 90% are read in 3 minutes making texting a good channel for patient communication to consider.

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Tools You Can Use: Ten Steps for Communicating with Patients about Serious Illness from the Center to Advance Palliative Care (Video) | Health AGEnda

Tools You Can Use: Ten Steps for Communicating with Patients about Serious Illness from the Center to Advance Palliative Care (Video) | Health AGEnda | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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Ask questions to get the most out of a health care visit

Ask questions to get the most out of a health care visit | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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.
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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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Preventable in fact but not in mind | Fireside Librarian

Preventable in fact but not in mind | Fireside Librarian | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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Health literacy can impact perceptions that a health issue is actually a problem.

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Speak Up: Prevent Errors in Your Care

See the first in a series of new animated Speak Up™ videos that encourage patients to speak up and be active participants in their health care. Like the othe...
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Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership | Presentations and Training

Minnesota Health Literacy Partnership: Working to improve the health of all Minnesotans through clear communication by training providers & empowering patients.
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Resources for implementing teach-back in clinical practice

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Stop A Doc | SeventyK

Stop A Doc | SeventyK | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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5 questions every caregiver should be asked before treating a 15 to 39 year old cancer patient.

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Melanie Bowen on Guided Care Model | Ability 4 Life

Many thanks to Guest Blogger, Melanie Bowen - Awareness Advocate for Natural health The Guided Care Model: Nurses Assist Cancer Patients Researchers...
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Health 2.0 Tools for the Elderly at Health 2.0 Europe

Health 2.0 Tools for the Elderly at Health 2.0 Europe | Health literacy | Scoop.it
By Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist, MJ Analytics In 2 weeks’ time, at Health 2.0 Europe, I am moderating a pre-conference workshop ‘Health 2.0 Tool
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How might we use tehnology to connect with seniors while being mindful that their technology needs and attitudes towards tech are different (in general) from other demographics

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Virginia Adult ESOL Health Literacy Toolkit

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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."

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patient doctor communications and cultural differences | Ability 4 Life

patient doctor communications and cultural differences | Ability 4 Life | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Health literacy, health communication, medical jargon, cultural differences, doctor/patient communicating and relationships, patient empowerment
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Debra L. Pirsos's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:32 AM

As always, the key is communication, clearly, concisely and most importantly, consciously.

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Harvard School of Public Health » Health Literacy Studies » Assessing and Developing Health Materials

Harvard School of Public Health » Health Literacy Studies » Assessing and Developing Health Materials | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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Assessing your plain language skills and guidelines for creating and rewriting materials.

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E-patients and their hunt for health informatio...

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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...
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Weird trick for patient-centered care: Care what matters to patients « e-Patient Dave

Weird trick for patient-centered care: Care what matters to patients « e-Patient Dave | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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Listen to what matters to patients (ask them),
and decide that it matters to you is the take home


Some of the points in this article can be a bit challenging in a hospital environment (the do not disturb sign/imiting noise) but a challenge to be innovative perhaps.

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Christine Winters's curator insight, June 19, 2013 9:11 AM

Old habits die hard.Patient-centered care takes cultural change. Communications play a key role in changing behaviors. Staff needs to be fully engaged and empowered.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Health Literacy: the solid facts

Information Literacy Weblog: Health Literacy: the solid facts | Health literacy | Scoop.it
(2013) Health literacy: the solid facts. World Health Organization (WHO). ISBN 978 92 890 0015 4. http://www.euro.who.int/en/what-we-do/health-topics/environment-and-health/urban-health/publications/2013/health-literacy.
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Health Tech Hatch to expand Blue Button | Healthcare IT News

Health Tech Hatch to expand Blue Button | Healthcare IT News | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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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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Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Varied Reasons Why Patients Do Not Fill their Initial Statin Prescriptions - WSJ.com

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Probably not surprising, low health literacy is one of the reasons.

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The Science of Patient-Centered Care — The Journal of Family Practice

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An interesting fact "Nonverbal communication predicted likelihood of malpractice litigation to a greater degree than either qualitative or quantitaive analysis of verbal content of interviews."

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ScienceDirect.com - Nursing Outlook - Developing and testing the health literacy universal precautions toolkit

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Some practical tips on implementing universal precautions for health literacy: One key: It takes teamwork!

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Mariano Fernandez S.'s curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:00 PM

Some practical tips on implementing universal precautions for health literacy: One key: It takes teamwork!

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Re: Time for a “patient’s page” in hospital notes | BMJ

Re: Time for a “patient’s page” in hospital notes | BMJ | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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An important part of health literacy efforts is creating avenues for communication between patients and providers

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