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Going undercover for pa...

Yes, I went undercover in one anecdotal situation to see for myself the current status of patient education. When I learned I need a hip replacement, I did my usual research.  I asked friends to describe their experiences, and for advice.  I searched the Internet for information...

Let’s not do cool thi...

“Let’s not do cool things just to do cool things. Can we please do cool things to actually improve the lives of people with real struggles in the real world?” — Kirti Patel, MD In context, Dr. Patel said this when discussing why high tech innovations in health care...

Patient Education Emerg...

One thing I liked about my job as a Health Education Specialist was the fact that there were very few patient education emergencies.  Since teaching patients is integrated into all care, it’s part of planning for care.  Occasionally I had to produce a handout on an outbreak...

Focus on best practices...

There is so much we could do to more clearly communicate with our patients, but we have so little time.  How can we prioritize? One study surveyed health literacy experts and compiled a list of the core set of practices that all health care professionals should learn and use routinely...