patient communication

Improving heart failure outcomes with mobile appsAt the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Zubin J. Eapen, MD discussed the movement of physician-patient communication to preventative care. Mobile communication is emerging as the new way to contact patients.
8 simple tips for happy patientsUnhappy patients discourage dermatologists and staff, and they result in negative feedback and business loss. What turns anxious and grumpy into calm and happy? A few of Dermatology Times’ Editorial Advisory Board members share their favorite tricks.
The last words you should say to any patientMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.
What difficult patients can teach usMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.
PCMH: A proxy term for modern primary careThe patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model means different things to different people. Joseph E. Scherger, MD, MPH, asks if PCMH is really the new model of medical practice.
Why physicians must develop a mobile technology strategyTechnology has changed the practice of medicine—clinically and operationally. But what about the technology on the business operations side of your practice? Do you have a strategy for keeping up in this mobile world?
Patient language barriers: Why physicians are responsibleHospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers receiving financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) must be mindful of their obligation not to discriminate against patients having a limited ability to communicate in English. That’s why your practice needs to develop protocols and procedures to find what works best.
Making care transitions work as an outpatient-only physicianFewer physicians are juggling outpatient and inpatient duties, yet the care coordination and transition processes are under greater scrutiny than ever. Here’s how to make them work.
Risk management strategies for patient portal useAs a result government incentives, new care standards, and the demands of a more technologically sophisticated society, use of patient portals is becoming increasingly commonplace. But physicians must be aware that the specific functionalities of the portal directly impact the risk management strategies that must be employed by the practice to protect itself from liability.
Treating atrial fibrillation: Patient management tips and other considerationsAtrial fibrillation is the most common form of heart arrhythmia. Follow these tips to help communicate with patients with atrial fibrillation.