Video: Improving patie...

The keys to improving patient education in your organization: infrastructure, training, and accountability. Learn more in this video. If you’d rather not spend time watching the video, you can scan the transcript here: http://synergybroadcast.com/blog/?p=5282 What other factors...

Patient Education in Pi...

Yes, I have a Pinterest board for patient education.  Whenever you come across anything you feel is appropriate for me to add, please let me know! Happy pinning! http://pinterest.com/abundancebuddha/patient-education/

Video: Teaching with H...

A recent study showed that, despite available technology, 55% of health professionals polled rely on paper-based communications when talking with patients.  If you’re in that group, you supplement your teaching with handouts or booklets. Are you using paper as effectively as...

Video: What is Patient...

You’ve read the book, now see the movie. Well, not exactly. Kind of. In a collaboration with Chuck Jones at Synergy Broadcast Systems, we are offering brief videos discussing the latest news in patient education. At the end of this article is a link to the first episode in the...

Patient engagement is n...

A recent article in the New York Times discussed research that revealed the challenges in engaging patients in their own health care. We intimidate them. Even educated and assertive patients have trouble expressing their preferences. Imagine how difficult it is for those with poor...

What’s new in patient...

If you’re not following me on Twitter @notimetoteach, you’re missing links to the latest research and discussions in patient education. Here are some of my recent tweets. If something catches your eye, follow the link. “What good is the diagnosis or treatment if a patient...

Alternative formats and...

Everything we are doing is moving beyond paper – textbooks, newspapers, banking. So what other formats and technologies are we using, or considering, for patient education? Join a free phone conference, sponsored by the Health Care Education Association on Thursday May 10,...

Health care providers c...

My goal as a health care provider is to improve health outcomes. This is not so easy, since good health outcomes are the result of lots of factors, like the availability of effective treatments and the patient’s adherence to the plan. Some factors that contribute to health outcomes...

What works best in pati...

Is your practice evidence based? I continuously use free Internet tools to search for and send me the latest research and news relating to patient and family education. Then, whenever I get a chance, I can read a few of them in the limited time I have. Recently, a systematic review...

Update your patient por...

Your practice has a website. You are moving toward electronic health records (EHR). You want to provide individualized patient and family education of high quality, but you have no budget. What do you do? Well, MedlinePlus.gov offers free, reliable, up-to-date health information...

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