Drs. Neely Williams and David Arterburn talk about how important patient involvement is to the PCORnet Bariatric Study.
Susan Brandzel reflects on what patients really need from providers. Clinical competence is essential, but so is being engaging, compassionate and real.
At a recent Silicon Valley meeting, Susan Brandzel fulfilled a high school prophecy. And she learned and shared about how patients are transforming care.
GHRI honors eight delivery-system partners for strengthening the patient’s role in treatment choices.
Shared decision making aligns health care decisions with patient goals. Dr. David Arterburn wants to improve the approach through physician training.
It only makes sense for health researchers to study questions that most matter to patients, right? But too often, research agendas are set by scientists’ academic interests or the potential for profits. And in many cases, research is conducted in experimental settings that don’t reflect patients’ actual experience of health and health care.
While many health care providers and health care organizations stress the importance of patient engagement, they have a long way to go to achieve effective patient communication. Paula Lozano, MD, senior investigator with GHRI, discussed the role readiness and other factors play in a patient’s decision to make a change in their health and well-being.