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Patient Engagement

Health IT: Empowering Patients and Physicians

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

If you glance around a typical doctor's waiting area, you'll undoubtedly see patients looking down at their smartphones, sending texts, playing games,...

Improving Your Health Care Experience: A New Model

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Dr. Howard K. Koh

At each visit, you should feel assured that you are at the center of the care process. You should be greeted in a welcoming manner, encouraged to ask questions, invited to give feedback regarding your experience, and receive simple follow-up information after you leave.

Changing the Breast Cancer Patient Experience

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

As the nation marks Breast Cancer Month in October, it's important to recognize the importance of providing well-coordinated care to all breast cancer patients so no one "falls through the cracks" in the system and that patients get expedited and seamless service.

Power to the Patient: Why National Health IT Week Matters

Geeta Nayyar, M.D. | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Geeta Nayyar, M.D.

Checking blood pressure or glucose levels in the morning and transmitting that data directly to a doctor or nurse should be just as easy as checking a "status update" on a social media network.

Navigating Health Care and Information -- Health Care Journalists Share Insights for Consumers (Part 1)

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

With more consumers turning to the Internet to search for health information, the process can be labor intensive, leaving consumers confused and wondering if the information presented is accurate or just hype.

Health Care Is the Diabetes of Our GDP

Dr. Jordan Shlain | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jordan Shlain

If you haven't been paying close attention, "patient engagement" is a white-hot topic in health care these days. It wasn't sexy five years ago.

Engage With Empathy

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

To effectively engage patients and caregivers, it is critical that health care providers engage with empathy. With empathy we connect, we understand, we listen, and we communicate. We can engage and empower our patients to be proactive and in charge of their health.

How Empathy Can Help Empower Patients

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ficarra

It is with empathy that we can engage and empower our patients. With empathy and heart we can help our patients feel good, valued and respected.

Engaging Consumers in Health IT

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Ficarra

Consumers need to be engaged from the ground up. While companies and institutions focus on improving health and wellness, they need to get close to the consumer, engage them.

How To Maximize Your Doctor's Visit

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

Many of us have left a doctor's appointment and realized that we forgot to ask him or her an important question. Here are a few tips to take with you on your next visit to the doctor.

Do You Know the Signs of a Real Life Heart Attack, Not the Hollywood Version?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

When thinking about someone having a heart attack, it's easy to think about the classic Hollywood example: the person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath. But this version can be misleading.