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Person-Centered HealthCare: Living Well

July 5, 2013 by Joan Justice

It is no secret that our environment has everything to do with how we feel and how we live. There have been numerous studies on healthy environments in hospitals and how they help people heal. Architecture, lightling, noise reduction, color, light play a huge role in making patients comfortable and keeping them calm and conducive to healing.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: How Caregivers are Different Than Other Health Seekers

June 28, 2013 by Pam Todd

So when new research comes out that reveals some differences in how caregivers behave online, it makes sense to listen. “Family Caregivers Are Wired for Health,” a new Pew study released on June 20, 2013, shows that caregivers are extremely active online, just like non-caregivers. But there are some surprising patterns that could be key to reaching this important audience with the information they are seeking – when and where they are looking for it.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: Patient-Centered Medical Homes Need to Become More "Patient-Centered"

June 14, 2013 by Steve Wilkins

While team care, care coordination and EMRs may increase practice efficiency, there is nothing inherently patient-centered about these “things.” That’s because patient-centered care is a philosophy of care delivery…not simply a punch list of HIT and staffing requirements.[read more]

Are You Providing Value to Patients?

June 12, 2013 by Norman Yung

Providing value to patients has always been the name of the game whenever we talk about patient engagement and patient access. ... As a company focused on medical imaging, we wanted to gauge whether or not these images are seen as vital to access by patients.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: Escape Fire, the Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

June 7, 2013 by Anne Weiler

Rescuing American healthcare

The documentary "Escape Fire" shines a light on major issues with the US healthcare system, and positions that the only way to fix it is to build an “escape fire.” The literal definition of escape fire is a fire intentionally set to provide shelter from a larger uncontrolled blaze.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: The FDA Gets Patient-Centric

May 31, 2013 by Joan Justice

The FDA just recently launched their patient network site and initiative to get patients, patient advocates and patient communities more involved in what the FDA is doing. The new website aims to bring patients to the forefront, make FDA regulations clear to everyone and invite involvement from the public.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: Improving Patient Experience By Improving Care

May 24, 2013 by Nicola Ziady

Improving patient experience

“Consumer” engagement impacts patient engagement and patient satisfaction. And that strategy should include mobile technology such as smartphones and tablets to help you reach consumers through the convenient tools they use most often.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: Stair Steps

May 17, 2013 by Regina Holliday

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This is a story about the jacket painting of Tom Evans, MD. If you read Tom’s biography you’ll see many accomplishments in his long career. He has succeeded at so many things. He has a BA, MA and MD to his name. But today we are going to hear about Tom’s failure.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: How mHealth Technologies Are Benefiting Patients

May 10, 2013 by Amanda Guerrero

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These days, due to the growing presence of smartphones, tablets and other portable devices, patients are just as likely to walk out of their doctor’s office with instructions to download a medical mobile application to their phone as they are to walk out with paper prescriptions or instructions.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care

April 26, 2013 by Brian Powers

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Current approaches to patient-centered care are based on aggregated preferences rather than individualized needs. Researchers and health systems deploy focus groups and surveys to assess general patient preferences in an effort to determine “what patients want.” But patients are a diverse group with diverse needs.[read more]

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Person-Centered HealthCare: Medication Adherence

April 19, 2013 by Joan Justice
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A key component of illness management is the use of prescribed medications. For those who have several chronic conditions, there are usually numerous prescribed medications to keep track of and their effectiveness and benefits depend on the patient's adherence. Non-adherence (failure or delay in refilling prescriptions, cutting dosages, reducing frequency of administration) can lead to significant consequences.[read more]

Person-Centered HealthCare: The Building Block of PCMH and ACO

April 12, 2013 by Linda Ringquist


Healthcare costs are continuing to rise at a level higher than inflation, quality is less than optimal, and our coordination of care is fragmented and disjointed. What is one solution to try to fix our healthcare system? A concept called patient-centered care.[read more]