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Creating pattern libraries for instructional design

Creating pattern libraries for instructional design | Health literacy | Scoop.it
I'm very interested in user experience (Ux) design and its intersection with the design of learning experiences (Lx). The concept of Lx (explained brilliantly in Julie Dirksen's slideshare: Ux Design for Learning) has been embraced by many in our profession and we're always striving to take this to the next level. Recently, I've toyed with…
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Ux design methodologies have a lot to offer learning expereince designers.

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Getting Patients’ Loved Ones off the Sidelines: The Family Involvement Menu

Getting Patients’ Loved Ones off the Sidelines: The Family Involvement Menu | Health literacy | Scoop.it
The Family Involvement Menu is a tool to engage patients' loved ones in care activities during their hospital stay.
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Tools for engagement don't have to be high tech--the family involvement menu started with laminated pieces of paper.

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Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing | Health literacy | Scoop.it
An Online Writing Sample Content and Readability Analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on words you use most frequently, word and sentence length, readability, punctuation usage, and more.
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If you're looking to check your materials for readability, this tool analyzes text using several scales and displays the results in an easy-to-understand visual.

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Compendium: Tools for Engaging Patients in Your Practice

Compendium: Tools for Engaging Patients in Your Practice | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Health care providers across the country are working to improve care.

Three Aligning Forces for Quality communities have be
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A toolkit from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (primarily a collection of videos)

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Patients Should Feel Confident, Safe to Achieve Better Health

Patients Should Feel Confident, Safe to Achieve Better Health | Health literacy | Scoop.it
A family doc takes lessons from her teacher husband to empower patients.
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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.

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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...

E-patients and their hunt for health informatio... | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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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Filling the Post-Operative/Procedure/Visit Void

Filling the Post-Operative/Procedure/Visit Void | Health literacy | Scoop.it
Blog post by Colin Hung Last week I had the opportunity to attend the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting. It was the first time at this conference and I was exci...
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"Social aspects of healing are completely neglected" according to this article.

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Serious Games for Serious Pharmacy Education

Serious Games for Serious Pharmacy Education | Health literacy | Scoop.it

 "Student Preferences on Gaming Aspects for a Serious Game in Pharmacy Practice Education: A Cross-Sectional Study,"

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Probably not surprising--there's a thirst for game-based learning. Interesting that students indicated a preference for a fantasy environment and 3D environments.

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Patient education: Simple solutions are the best solutions

Patient education: Simple solutions are the best solutions | Health literacy | Scoop.it
We take in these kinds of visual cues all the time. They are immediate and unmistakable forms of communication.
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On not making assumptions and knowing your audience

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PatientsLikeMe Blog

PatientsLikeMe Blog | Health literacy | Scoop.it
PatientsLikeMe: Share your experiences with treatments. Find patients just like you. Learn from others who know. Join now!
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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.

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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, 2014 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

Engaging The Patient | Health literacy | Scoop.it
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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