patient relations

How to improve patient engagement through technologyElectronic health records and portals are not perfect, but they do offer physicians a way to connect with patients
Why physicians should become active on social media
Why physicians should become active on social mediaIf you and your team haven’t discussed how social media can be used to grow your practice and get seen in a competitive market, I hope you keep reading. Finding success with social media takes time and energy, but it’s never too late to start building momentum.
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviews
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviewsTips and strategies short of suing your patient for defamation
When should doctors be slower to dismiss?While medical offices typically have good cause to dismiss patients who are violent or abusive, doctors and healthcare attorneys say they should be (and generally are) more circumspect in other types of frustrating but ultimately resolvable situations.
How to enlist family members to improve patient careHow does a physician overcome the challenges and take advantage of the valuable opportunity that arrives with that third person in room?
April Clinical Considerations for NP's, PAsIn this month's Clinical Considerations, we look at handling the difficult patient, how to improve our diagnostic skills and the latest psoriasis drug approval.
ACP panel offers tips for easing difficult discussions with patientsPhysicians sometimes are reluctant to discuss controversial subjects with their patients. But these discussions become easier, and often produce better outcomes, when physicians explain why they are bringing up the subject, and try to understand the patient’s perspective on it.
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperwork
ACP urges collaborative action to put patients before paperworkInternists detail recommendations to reduce the burdens of EHRs, quality metrics and more
Top benefits and risks of sharing notes with patientsMedical note transparency can help patients and physicians communicate better, but many physicians remain tentantive
Should physicians share their notes with patients?
Should physicians share their notes with patients?How allowing patients to read notes can strengthen the bond for a physician.